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Apr
26
2018
ASAP

Washington State Legislature Responds to the #MeToo Movement

Washington has adopted four new laws addressing workplace harassment and discrimination.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Apr
26
2018
ASAP

Employment Law Reform in Puerto Rico: Take Two

On April 26, 2018, Puerto Rico's Fiscal Oversight and Management Board sent, for the first time since its creation, a proposed employment law reform bill to the Puerto Rico Legislature.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Wage and Hour

Apr
26
2018
ASAP

Washington State Enacts Fair Chance Act

Washington State has joined a number of other jurisdictions, including the Washington cities of Seattle and Spokane, by passing a “ban-the-box” law, known as the Washington Fair Chance Act (HB 1298).
  • Background Checks

Apr
24
2018
ASAP

Impending Necessary Ban-the-Box Updates for Criminal Record Inquiries in Massachusetts and San Francisco

Jurisdictions with ban-the-box laws have only been increasing the restrictions on employers—as evident with the recent amendments in Massachusetts and San Francisco.
  • Background Checks
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Apr
20
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues New Information on its PAID Self-Audit and Self-Reporting Program

The DOL recently issued additional information on the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program. While not all-encompassing, the new publication sheds more light on the program’s mechanics and the “steps” employers must take to participate.
  • Wage and Hour
  • ComplianceHR
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Apr
17
2018
ASAP

IRS Issues FAQs on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit

The IRS has issued FAQs to provide guidance to employers relating to portions of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that created the Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit.
  • Employment Taxes
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Apr
17
2018
ASAP

Washington State Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations. The amendments also prohibit discrimination and retaliation based on actual or perceived victim status.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Apr
16
2018
ASAP

New Pay Equity Law in Washington State

Washington State has joined the ranks of jurisdictions that have adopted expanded equal pay legislation. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act will take effect on June 7, 2018.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Apr
13
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues Three Opinion Letters and One Fact Sheet

On April 12, 2018, the United States Department of Labor issued three opinion letters and a new fact sheet providing guidance on various wage and hour issues.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Higher Education

Apr
12
2018
ASAP

DOL Clarifies Amendment to the FLSA's Tip Pool Rules

The DOL's new Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-3 clarifies some questions left open following the recent FLSA amendment affecting tipped employees and tip ownership.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workplace Policy Institute

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