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New York Second State To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Hairstyle
New York recently became the second state, after California, to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle. On July 12, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that amends the state's civil rights law to make it clear...
United States
2 Aug 2019
Michigan's New Minimum Wage And Sick Leave Laws
On December 13, 2018, Michigan's governor signed into law two bills affecting employers in Michigan: a minimum wage law and a paid sick leave law.
United States
8 Jan 2019
Massachusetts Poised To Become The Latest State Offering A Paid Family Leave Program
The Paid Family Leave trend is gathering speed in states around the country. Currently, California, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington have paid family leave programs ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
When Is A Seemingly Exempt Employee Not Truly Exempt?
Exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are complicated and can often be frustrating for employers. Determining which employees in a workforce may ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
As If Leave Laws Aren't Complicated Enough – Don't Forget That Leave Can Be A Reasonable Accommodation
The myriad of leave laws and requirements often make employee leave requests an area of confusion, concern and risk for employers.
United States
25 Jul 2017
It Pays To Pay Attention To Impact When Considering Layoffs
Unfortunately, many employers from time to time face the need to restructure or downsize their workforce.
United States
21 Feb 2017
Watch Out For The Cat's Paw - Employers May Be Accountable For Low-Level Employee Actions
The name comes from a fable dating back to the 17th century in which a clever monkey persuades a naïve cat to pull roasting chestnuts from a fire for the pair to eat.
United States
21 Sep 2016
Increasing Legal Scrutiny Of Website Accessibility In The Real Estate Industry
From fair housing laws to licensing requirements, the real estate industry is accustomed to navigating various legal constraints and requirements.
United States
7 Jun 2016
Everyone Keeps Focusing On Independent Contractors, So We Will Too…
Generally speaking, an independent contractor is hired by a person or entity to perform a certain service for a fee.
United States
27 Apr 2016
Accessing An Employee's Social Media Account? A Patchwork Of State Laws
The water cooler, it seems, is a thing of the past.
United States
1 Oct 2015
Accessing An Employee's Social Media Account? A Patchwork Of State Laws
The water cooler, it seems, is a thing of the past.
United States
30 Sep 2015
Preventing Whistleblower Claims In The Automotive Industry
Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise.
United States
30 Jul 2015
Obesity, Mere Physical Characteristic Or Disability Protected Under Law?
It is no secret that the U.S. has a weight problem. We all hear the news about how American waistlines continue to expand, the various theories behind what is causing the trend and endless advice to reverse it.
United States
16 Jun 2015
OSHA Wants To Change Recordkeeping Rule To Pursue Violations For Up To Five Years After They Occur
Under current OSHA rules, employers must keep and retain certain records of workplace injuries, and if an employer neglects to keep the required records, OSHA can issue citations for the employer’s lack of compliance.
United States
31 Dec 2014
Cha-Ching! New Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors Officially Effective On January 1, 2015
For federal contractors and their subcontractors, the Administration continues to add new requirements and standards they must meet in order to transact with the U.S. Government.
United States
28 Oct 2014
Are You "At Home" In The State In Which You Must Defend Against A Lawsuit? The Implications Of Daimler AG v. Bauman
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a much anticipated decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman that will not only reverberate through the legal world, but the auto world as well.
United States
16 Feb 2014
What Is Essential? Assessing The Reasonableness Of Requests For Accommodation
With ADA claims on the rise again this year, employers should continue to focus on the steps they take to accommodate disabled employees.
United States
27 Jan 2014
Wage Garnishments: Know Your Limits
In trying economic times, the employees of automotive companies and Next-Generation manufacturers, like those of other companies, face financial hardship. In some cases, this may translate into these companies facing higher than normal rates of wage garnishment requests.
United States
8 Oct 2013
Is "Gimmie My Award Or I'll Sue" A Valid Claim?
With retaliation claims on the rise in the United States for the sixth year in a row, employers need to be cautious when dealing with an employee who has engaged in protected activity, because any "adverse employment action" could potentially provide a basis for a retaliation claim.
United States
1 Aug 2013
Tread Carefully Before Taking Action Against An Employee Who Refuses A Mandatory Flu Shot
In what seems to be turning into one of the worst flu seasons in years, more and more employers, especially in health care industries, are requiring employees to receive a flu vaccine, and some employers do so on an annual basis, but there might be consequences.
United States
4 Feb 2013
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