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By Kristin Starnes Gray
In this three-part series, we are exploring best practices for handling a charge of discrimination. The first part of the series addressed important preliminary questions you should be asking...
By Shane Muñoz, Frederick Warren, Eric Su, Philip Davidoff
Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced it will no longer apply the "80/20 rule" to tipped employees ...
By Kimberly Ross
On August 24, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 100-1066, which makes several significant changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).
By Kristin Starnes Gray
So you've just received a charge of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") or a local agency. Now what? In this three-part series,
By Michelle Harkavy
Employers are required to provide policy and training materials in an employee's primary language.
By Bari Goldstein, Michelle Schlesinger
Executive Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms on September 4, 2018.
By Jeffrey Mokotoff, Kristina Griffin
Georgia's Restrictive Covenants Act (the "RCA") became effective in May 2011, but it took nearly six years before a court published a decision interpreting the statute in the context of a non-competition provision
By Nancy Van Der Veer Holt, Bari Goldstein, Jaime B. Wamble
Executive Summary: Over the last two months, the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued seven new directives under the OFCCP's Acting Director...
By Jacquelyn Thompson, Jaime B. Wamble
On October 1, 2018, a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy went into effect that allows commercial pilots who are first-time violators of certain drug and alcohol testing provisions the opportunity for prompt settlement with the FAA.
By Michel Bayonne
A Federal District Court in Connecticut has held an employer liable for discrimination under Connecticut state law for rescinding an offer to an employee who tested positive for use of medical...
By Kimberly Ross, Becky L. Kalas
Effective August 21, 2018, Illinois amended its Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (820 ILCS 260/10).
By Ross Boughton, Alexandria Witte
On September 30, 2018, California Governor Edmund J. Brown, Jr. signed into law eight new bills involving gender and sexual harassment training and related issues.
By Michelle Harkavy
As previously reported, New York State and New York City have implemented laws mandating sexual harassment training to all employees on an annual basis.
By Frederick Warren, Eric Su, Philip Davidoff, Valerie K. Ferrier
Executive Summary: On September 18, 2018, a year after a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC,
By John Monroe, Kristina Griffin
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that holiday season hiring started as early as June this year.
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