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Employers Beware: It's Once Again Time To Review Your Arbitration Agreements
We have been discussing arbitration agreements in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) context lately, particularly with respect to class action waivers.
United States
11 Sep 2019
2
If You Agree This New FMLA Form Is An Improvement, Check Box 1
Right now, the Department of Labor (DOL) is testing the theory that less is really more. To that end, last month the agency proposed changes to the optional-use forms that employers commonly use
United States
5 Sep 2019
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401k Plan Administrators Problem Uncashed Checks
The IRS recently issued Revenue Ruling 2019-19. The Revenue Ruling provides 401(k) plan administrators with helpful guidance on how to report and withhold from 401(k) plan distributions when a plan
United States
5 Sep 2019
4
Federal Government Proposes Changes In Trucking Industry Rules To Improve "Flexibility"; Safety Groups Raise Concerns
The trucking industry is closely tied to the automotive industry. The trucking industry transports vast quantities of raw materials for use by automotive companies in their manufacturing
United States
28 Aug 2019
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NLRB Holds That Employers May Modify Arbitration Agreements, Threaten Workers To Sign After Commencement Of Class Action Lawsuit
As we have previously written, the issue of employment arbitration agreements and their effect on class action matters has been an area of significant evolution over the years.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Massachusetts Attorney General Cracks Down On Child Labor Law Violations
Businesses may employ minors in Massachusetts, but complying with Massachusetts child labor law involves more than just ensuring your workers are 14 or older.
United States
28 Aug 2019
7
Do You Have My Back? Safety Considerations For Multiemployer Worksites
You and the person who offices next to you, or the person with whom you just shared a story in the break room, may not share the same employer.
United States
22 Aug 2019
8
OFCCP Introduces Virtual Compliance Help Desk, Continuing Its Trend Toward Increased Cooperation With Federal Contractors
As we have previously noted for readers who are federal contractors and subcontractors, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
United States
22 Aug 2019
9
Illinois Amends Its Equal Pay Act, Banning Employers from Inquiring About Salary Histories
As part of its effort to tackle the pay gap between men and women, Illinois has joined the national trend of banning questions regarding a job applicant's salary history
United States
15 Aug 2019
10
New Federal Paid Family Leave Proposal Draws Bipartisan Support
We've discussed on several occasions the patchwork of paid sick and family leave laws in cities and states across the country.
United States
8 Aug 2019
11
Does Inconsistency Always Kill The Cat?
Spoiler alert - this article doesn't have anything to do with cats. But it is about something you hear all the time from employment attorneys.
United States
8 Aug 2019
12
ERISA Fiduciary Training – Should Employee/Fiduciaries Live Without It?
Every week, new federal lawsuits are filed against companies and individuals, alleging that one or more breaches of fiduciary duties have been committed in connection with responsibilities owed
United States
2 Aug 2019
13
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
14
Update On Texas Cities Ordinances On Sick Leave
We previously reported on the San Antonio sick leave ordinance that was to become effective August 1, 2019. City of San Antonio employers now have four extra months to comply.
United States
31 Jul 2019
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New York Expands Pay Equity Law
On the day that New York State honored the U.S. women's soccer team for their World Cup victory – a team whose members have publicly demanded pay equity with the U.S.
United States
30 Jul 2019
16
There's No Place Like Home – But Is That A Reasonable Accommodation?
A pending federal appeals court case is the latest to highlight the challenges employers face when considering accommodation requests from an employee with a medical condition
United States
24 Jul 2019
17
Two Can Keep A Secret… If The Contract Holds Up: How To Use Non-Disclosure Covenants In The #MeToo Era
The non-disclosure provision of a routine employment settlement agreement has typically been a common and easily agreed-upon term of resolution.
United States
11 Jul 2019
18
But I'm In HR - What Do You Mean I Can Go To Jail?
Wage and hour laws. Child labor laws. OSHA laws. Immigration laws. When employers do not comply with these types of employment laws
United States
11 Jul 2019
19
How To Comply With The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) prohibits health insurance policies and group health plans that cover mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing limitations on MH/SUD...
United States
11 Jul 2019
20
To Pay Or Not To Pay – That Is The Question!
A sales employee suffers from acute stress and anxiety, which ultimately force him to take a 12-week medical leave of absence under the FMLA.
United States
8 Jul 2019
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