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Does Your Workplace Need A "Hands Off Pants On" Rule?
Late last year, to protect hospitality workers from sexual harassment and assault, the Chicago City Council passed what is known as the "Hands Off Pants On" ordinance.
United States
10 Jan 2018
Sexual Harassment Is Not Just A Hollywood Problem
Last month The New Yorker published a story detailing years of claimed sexual harassment and misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
United States
13 Nov 2017
Could The Eeoc Sue Over Your "Maximum Leave" Policy?
While this settlement still requires approval by a federal judge, the litigation itself (and the size and scope of the settlement
United States
17 Aug 2017
Georgia's New "Family Care Act" – Using Paid Leave For Sick Family Members
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new law on May 8, 2017, requiring employers to allow employees to use some of their earned and available sick leave to care for the employee's immediate family member.
United States
30 May 2017
Sticky Notes On Applications Create "Sticky" Problem In Hiring
A nationwide restaurant chain is in a "sticky" situation, and not because of the barbeque sauce on its ribs.
United States
30 Jan 2017
Federal Contractors Must Read This!
Do you do business with the federal government? If you do, you (hopefully!) know that keeping up with the rules and regulations of being a federal contractor are no easy task.
United States
30 Sep 2016
Safely Preventing Workplace Violence
If you are an HR professional, you surely worry about workplace violence.
United States
31 Aug 2016
NLRB Continues Focus On Unionization Of Temp Workers, Joint Employers
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board issued yet another decision that makes it easier to unionize workers deemed "joint employees" of a staffing agency and its business customer.
United States
18 Jul 2016
Qualification Is Key Under The ADA
Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was amended a few years ago to expand on what is considered a "disability," almost any medical condition of any consequence may now be enough...
United States
30 Jun 2016
OSHA Changes: Are You Keeping Up?
Employers want all employees to do their work and go home safely each day. A workplace injury is bad news for everyone.
United States
2 Jun 2016
Changes To The FLSA's White Collar Exemptions Are Finally Here! Higher Salaries And More Overtime, Here We Come
The DOL announced the final version of their long-awaited overtime exemption rule today, which makes notable changes to the requirements for employees to qualify under the FLSA "white collar" exemption.
United States
25 May 2016
What Is An Overnight Stay For Inpatient Care Under The FMLA?
Employers with more than 50 employees are usually aware that the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may apply to their business and their workers. That law, which provides for protected leave for employees in certain situations and various amounts, can sound simple but is very complex in its details.
United States
22 Apr 2016
Ready Or Not: CA Minimum Wage Increase Starts Jan. 1 2016
Effective January 1, 2016, the California minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour.
United States
20 Nov 2015
Wage & Hour Law Changes: What Does It All REALLY Mean?
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new proposed regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
United States
27 Oct 2015
New FLSA Regulations Are Here . . . But We've Got Miles To Go Before We Sleep
After months of anticipation and many rumors about when the U.S. Department of Labor would release new proposed rules on which employees are eligible for overtime pay, the day has finally arrived.
United States
6 Jul 2015
Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Subsidies
The U.S. Supreme Court has today upheld another challenged provision of the Affordable Care Act, this time related to government subsidies.
United States
1 Jul 2015
Not An April Fool’s Joke
Protecting alleged "whistleblowers" has become a greater and greater priority of government agencies in recent years.
United States
14 Apr 2015
Can Employers Prohibit Secret Workplace Recordings?
Our very own HR Law Matters contributor Jim McCabe has written an insightful analysis on whether employers can prohibit employees from secretly recording conversations in the workplace.
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19 Mar 2015
Required But Not Integral: Why The Supreme Court Held Security Screening Time Is Unpaid
Determining what is or is not paid time under the Fair Labor Standards Act is no easy undertaking for employers.
United States
19 Dec 2014
"You Can’t Order Safety"
I recently read a brief article regarding the former Captain of "The Best Damn Ship in the Navy." It specifically focuses on the Captain's view that safety must be a top priority.
United States
30 Oct 2014
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