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Oct
4
2018
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EEOC Anti-Harassment Litigation, Enforcement Efforts See Dramatic Increase

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s litigation program brought 66 lawsuits alleging workplace harassment (41 alleging sexual harassment) in FY 2018, a more than 50% increase over the prior year.

Oct
4
2018
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DOT Preempts California Meal and Rest Breaks Laws Under Federal Hazmat Regulations

The DOT recently clarified that federal Hazmat regulations preempt California’s meal and rest break requirements.

Oct
3
2018
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BLS Releases New Data on "Electronically Mediated" Workers

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently issued its first estimate of how many U.S. workers participate in electronically mediated (online platform) work.

Oct
2
2018
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California Enacts Two Laws Aimed At Combating Human Trafficking

Two new California laws seek to combat human trafficking through required training and mandatory notice postings.

Oct
2
2018
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Colorado Court of Appeals Confirms the Broad Scope of “Arising Under” Arbitration Agreements and Expands Duty-of-Loyalty Claims

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that clauses requiring arbitration of all claims “arising under” an agreement are broad and that such language is not intended to limit the scope of arbitrable claims.

Oct
2
2018
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Pennsylvania Commission Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Commonwealth's White Collar Exemption Regulations

On September 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission responded to a proposal to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional overtime exemptions to the state's minimum wage law.

Oct
2
2018
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NY Pushes Back Sex Harassment Training Deadline to October 9, 2019

On Monday, October 1, 2018, the State of New York released final versions of a sexual harassment policy, complaint form, and employee training relating to sexual harassment.

Oct
1
2018
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EEOC Continues to Scrutinize Criminal Record Screening Policies

Employers that use criminal record-screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws and should know that the EEOC’s scrutiny of such policies, while perhaps scaled back, has not ended.

Sep
28
2018
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New USCIS Policy Memo and Efforts to Combat Fraud in the H-1B Visa Program

Starting October 1, 2018, the USCIS will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals from the U.S. on the basis of public safety, in compliance with Executive Order 13768.

Sep
28
2018
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New York Court Nullifies Recent Emergency Amendment Codifying Longstanding "13-Hour Rule" for Home Care Industry

The home health care industry suffered a major setback on September 26, 2018, when a court ruled that the NY Department of Labor's emergency rulemaking amendment to the “13-hour rule” was “null, void and invalid.”

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