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Jan
9
2018
Insight

Lawmakers Take Aim: Will #MeToo Curb Nondisclosure or Arbitration Agreements?

In the wake of #MeToo, federal and state lawmakers are searching for new ways to complement existing antidiscrimination laws and help eliminate harassment.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Jan
8
2018
Insight

Ringing in 2018 with New Ban-The-Box Laws

Over the past few years, employers have come to expect new ban-the-box laws, and 2018 is no exception: one state law was amended and one new local law was enacted.
  • Background Checks

Jan
4
2018
Insight

Back to the Future: California Employment Bills Likely to Resurface in 2018

With the next legislative session in California underway as of January 3, 2018, this article sneaks a peek at several bills that may see further consideration.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Wage and Hour

Dec
26
2017
Insight

DOT Tackles the Opioid Crisis: Agency Issues Guidance on Regulations Adding Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Testing Panel

Effective January 1, 2018, employers with employees subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s drug-testing regulations will face new and broader testing obligations.
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)

Dec
21
2017
Insight

The EEOC Continues to Press Litigation Under Title VII Concerning Employer Criminal Records Checks

An Illinois federal judge has largely denied an employer's attempt to force the EEOC to provide additional evidence in support of its claim that the employer’s background check policy disparately excluded African-American workers from employment.
  • Background Checks
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Dec
21
2017
Insight

Another Federal Court Holds Home Health Aides in NY are NOT Necessarily Entitled to Pay for Every Hour of a 24-Hour Shift, but that the DOL's Home Care Rule Took Effect on January 1, 2015

A recent federal court decision has added to the confusion surrounding the application of the U.S. Department of Labor's "home care" overtime rule and New York's "13-hour" rule regarding compensable work hours for certain home care aides.
  • Healthcare
  • Wage and Hour

Dec
19
2017
Insight

What's Appropriate: The NLRB Overturns Specialty Healthcare

As part of the NLRB's spate of recent decisions reversing Obama-era Board precedent, the Board has overturned Specialty Healthcare, reinstating its prior standard for determining the appropriateness of a petitioned-for bargaining unit.
  • Labor Management Relations

Dec
19
2017
Insight

Prince George's County, Maryland Enacts Paid "Safe" Time Law

Prince George’s County, Maryland has enacted a new law requiring that covered employees be allowed to accrue and use paid leave for absences connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Dec
19
2017
Insight

NLRB Rejects Browning-Ferris and Returns to Prior Joint-Employer Standard that Benefits Union and Non-Union Employers Alike

Two days before the end of Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term, the new Republican majority at the National Labor Relations Board continued its shift in labor policy and issued yet another reversal of significant Obama-era precedent.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers

Dec
18
2017
Insight

New NLRB Majority Calls off the War on Employee Handbooks

The NLRB recently established a new standard for evaluating the validity of employer rules, policies, and handbook provisions under the National Labor Relations Act.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

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