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When OSHA Shows Up: Practical Guidance Regarding Walk-Around Rights
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) provides that, if an OSHA compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) shows up to conduct an inspection
United States
12 Jul 2019
Non-Lawyers Can No Longer Represent Kentucky Employers At Unemployment Proceedings
The Kentucky Court of Appeals just held that non-lawyers may no longer represent employers in unemployment proceedings, ruling that such a practice is unconstitutional.
United States
20 May 2019
ADA Restaurant Website Surfing Suits On The Rise
For the past several years, there has been a steep increase in litigation in the hospitality industry brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and now a new twist is on the rise.
United States
17 May 2019
OFCCP Releases Corporate Scheduling Announcement List
Late yesterday, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in the OFCCP FOIA Library.
United States
5 Apr 2019
How To SurviveTthe ICE Age With I-9 Compliance
Under the Trump administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) significantly increased its worksite enforcement actions against employers during 2018.
United States
15 Mar 2019
Tackling Employee Expense Reimbursements Under New Illinois Law
In regard to ground travel, many employees use their own vehicles to travel for business purposes.
United States
20 Feb 2019
Service Animals, Assistance Animals, Comfort Animals—And The Occasional Miniature Horse
Given the menagerie of terms, it is easy to see why some business owners are quite confused about what to do when they are asked to permit an animal in their places of business.
United States
6 Feb 2019
A Cost Of Getting "Caught" - FLSA Civil Money Penalties
This week the U.S. Department of Labor published increases in the civil money penalties (CMPs) it can impose for certain violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
30 Jan 2019
Irvine Attorney Previews New ACA Penalties
Within the last few months, employers have begun to be assessed fines by the IRS in Letters 226J for not complying with employer shared responsibility payments (ESRPs) dating back to 2015.
United States
8 Nov 2018
Top 10 Ways Employers Can Avoid Getting Ghosted This Halloween…And Beyond
As if things aren't spooky enough this time of year, employers have a new concern: getting "ghosted" by an applicant, a new hire, or even an existing employee.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Labor Department Could Provide Opinion On The Gig Economy
Bloomberg Law's Jaclyn Diaz wrote a very interesting story earlier this week asking whether the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) would soon issue an opinion letter to aid gig economy companies...
United States
19 Oct 2018
Atlanta Attorney Authors Byline On Forthcoming Changes To Pay Transparency Rules
Marty contends the impetus behind this significant change is a drive to make compliance easy to understand.
United States
17 Oct 2018
Kentucky Becomes First State To Prohibit Mandatory Arbitration As A Condition Of Employment
The Kentucky Supreme Court just outlawed mandatory arbitration agreements that require applicants or employees to sign if they want to be hired or remain employed ...
United States
16 Oct 2018
New Year, New Form: Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting January 22, 2017
Starting on January 22, 2017, all employers are now required to use the new I-9 form (version date 11/14/2016) to verify the identity and employment authorization eligibility of employees.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Four Practical Tips For K-12 Title IX Compliance
Administrators at K-12 school districts around the country have enormous responsibilities, with Title IX compliance high up on their list.
United States
22 Oct 2016
Pay Equity Becomes Law In Massachusetts
On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a comprehensive pay equity bill entitled The Act to Establish Pay Equity. The law establishes significant new employer obligations with respect to pay...
United States
4 Aug 2016
Safeguard Your Federal Funding – Transgender Students And Title IX Compliance
Although the guidance is limited to K-12 schools, it is critical for all educational institutions that receive federal funding (colleges and universities included) to understand and comply with the guidance as soon as practicable.
United States
11 Jul 2016
UK Modern Slavery Act Disclosure Requirements In Effect
The Act requires qualifying commercial organizations to publically disclose what actions they have taken to eliminate prohibited practices from their businesses and supply chains.
17 Jun 2016
Human Trafficking And The Joint Employer Standard: Traps For The Unwary
Human trafficking is a growing problem in the United States and abroad. Although the common assumption is that human trafficking involves sex, it can also involve labor.
United States
14 Mar 2016
How A Typo Can Be Costly
Danielle Moore and Collin Cook's article, "How a Typo Can Be Costly," was featured in the March edition of California Constructor.
United States
9 Mar 2016
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