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California Significantly Strengthens Its Lactation Accommodation Law. Other States Are Likely To Follow
Earlier this year, the New York City Commission on Human Rights published robust model policies for employers to use in guiding compliance with the city's lactation accommodation law.
United States
4 Dec 2019
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EEOC Joins In The Holiday Festivities By Adding Proposed Joint-Employer Rulemaking To Its ‘To Do' List
In mid-November, the Trump administration published its fall agenda. Of interest to employers, that agenda included a notice from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
United States
4 Dec 2019
3
Debunking Conventional Labor And Employment Wisdom
In my 27 years of practicing labor and employment law, I have observed a number of repeated preconceptions and points that in my humble opinion are simply wrong.
United States
25 Nov 2019
4
Get Off My Lawn! Employers Gain Expanded Rights To Keep Unions Away From Their Property
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the "Board") has been steadily increasing employers' rights to restrict union access to their facilities. Now the Board appears poised to codify
United States
25 Nov 2019
5
Preemption Battles Over Arbitration Agreements Loom. Are You Prepared?
The #MeToo movement, now two years along, has sent reverberations through boardrooms and the social fabric of the country, creating a crucible for legislative change.
United States
8 Nov 2019
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The DOL Tries To Say Goodbye—And Seriously, We Mean It—To The 80/20 Rule For Tipped Employees
We have all admired (or perhaps been one ourselves) the multitasking, be everywhere and do everything restaurant server.
United States
4 Nov 2019
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To Stalk Or Not To Stalk . . . That Is The Question – Using Social Media For Applicant Review
Now more than ever, employers are using social media to screen job applicants. According to a 2018 survey, 70 percent of employers use social media to research candidates.
United States
4 Nov 2019
8
Beware The Gap Between What's Legal And What's Believable – How Good Is Your Story?
Sometimes, asking "Can I fire this person?" is the wrong inquiry to begin with. The better question may be "If I fire this person now, will my reasoning be believable to an outsider
United States
25 Oct 2019
9
Supreme Court Considers Title VII Protections For LGBTQ Workers
As many of our readers may know, last week the Supreme Court heard an extraordinary two hours of oral argument in a pair of closely watched cases that could reshape federal discrimination law.
United States
25 Oct 2019
10
New Sick Leave Guidance For San Antonio Employers
San Antonio remains one of three Texas cities, along with Austin and Dallas, currently working to implement a paid sick leave ordinance.
United States
23 Oct 2019
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Don't Let Your Employees Trade Your Trade Secrets
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) warned that there has been a dramatic rise in trade secret theft. The DOJ points to China as the primary sponsor of such trade secret theft.
United States
8 Oct 2019
12
It's Not Just California Anymore: State And Local Laws Challenge The Multijurisdictional Employer
Did you know that employers can be sued in Michigan for height discrimination? Or that in Maine, starting in 2021, employees can take paid time off for any reason at all?
United States
2 Oct 2019
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California Statute Offers Dramatic Change To Independent Contractor, Franchise-Franchisee Relationships
On September 18, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new measure — Assembly Bill 5 — which will redefine how businesses classify their workers.
United States
30 Sep 2019
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EEOC Provides Guidance On Reporting Non-Binary Gender Employees
Over the last few years, many employers have implemented diversity and inclusion programs, whether official or unofficial
United States
27 Sep 2019
15
Be Aware Of Potential Legal Restrictions When Implementing A Workplace Weapons Policy
In what has become an all-too-familiar headline, an individual who had recently been terminated from his job is responsible for the deaths of seven innocent victims and injury to over a dozen more.
United States
23 Sep 2019
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DHS Moves Closer To Launching Its H-1B Cap Registration System
The Department of Homeland Security recently moved closer to launching its new electronic registration system for allocating the H-1B cap, which is the annual limit on certain types of new H-1B cases.
United States
23 Sep 2019
17
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
18
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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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
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