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November 13, 2019

Minimum Wage, Tipped and Exempt Employee Pay in 2020: A Rates-Only Update

This Insight provides a rates-only update that details scheduled state- and local-level wage increases throughout 2020 so employers can determine the minimum amount they must pay non-exempt, tipped, and certain exempt employees.

Insight
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November 12, 2019

Deck the Halls and Pack the Malls: 10 Issues for Seasonal Employee Hiring

The holiday season brings the engagement of seasonal employees, whose brief tenure raises several organizational challenges. This article identifies 10 important legal considerations for employers that plan to hire holiday elves to stock their shelves.

Insight
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November 11, 2019

Canada: Alberta Court of Appeal Reminds Adjudicators to Take a Modern Approach to Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

Two years after the #MeToo Movement made the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace known worldwide, the Alberta Court of Appeal in a recent decision offered some important commentary.

ASAP
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November 11, 2019

DOL Clarifies the Exempt Nature of Participation in the Department of Defense’s Skill Bridge Program

The DOL recently issued two opinion letters clarifying whether a service member participating in the DoD’s Skill Bridge program is an employee, and whether employers that participate are considered federal contractors.

Insight
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November 11, 2019

Duluth, Minnesota Issues Paid Sick and Safe Leave Rules & Revises FAQs

The City of Duluth has published final rules and revised FAQs implementing its Earned Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The Ordinance takes effect January 1, 2020 for employers with five or more employees, regardless of whether they work in Duluth.

ASAP
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November 8, 2019

New Jersey Bill Would Bring California-Style ABC Test to the Garden State

Already a tough place for employers, New Jersey may be about to get even tougher. State legislators now want to make it even more difficult to satisfy the ABC test for independent contractor classification, with a new bill, SB 4204.

ASAP
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November 8, 2019

Nevada Labor Commissioner Issues Advisory Opinions Clarifying Mandatory PTO Law

The Nevada Labor Commissioner issued two advisory opinions concerning Senate Bill (SB) 312, which, effective January 1, 2020, requires private employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide paid leave that employees can use for any reason.

ASAP
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November 7, 2019

Recent and Upcoming Changes to Oregon Pregnancy & Childbirth Accommodations Laws

Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Against that backdrop, the Oregon legislature recently enacted two new laws, changing and clarifying the rules governing pregnancy and childbirth accommodations.

Insight
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November 7, 2019

Keep Calm and Carry On: Covering Striking Workers in the UK

A question often asked by employers in the UK that are facing a strike is whether they can engage agency workers to cover for those who are taking part in the strike. While that approach would be unlawful, other options are available.

Podcast
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November 7, 2019

Navigating Change and Building a Workforce for Tomorrow

Natalie Pierce, co-chair of Littler's Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation practice group, and Debra Kadner, machine learning expert and cofounder of Eskalera, discuss the framework for helping employers build their workforces for the future.

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