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Dec
11
2017
Insight

Exempt Employee Pay Minimums Will Increase in 2018 in Various States

State law white collar exemption rates will increase in 2018.
  • Wage and Hour

Dec
11
2017
Insight

Employer Responsibilities Mount as California Fires Rage

This article summarizes some of the key labor and employment issues that may arise in the near term for businesses affected by California's wildfires.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Dec
11
2017
Insight

Holiday P-A-R-T-I-E-S Protocol: Walking the Fine Line Between Fun and Fiasco

Holiday office celebrations can present an opportunity for companies to express appreciation for the hard work employees have performed all year, but they can also be landmines for employers rife with risk for potential employee misconduct.
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Dec
6
2017
Insight

The Second Circuit Provides A Roadmap For Employers Defending Claims Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act

While the emergence of biometric technology in the workplace is not a new phenomenon, employers being sued for utilizing this technology is a new trend.
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Dec
1
2017
Insight

The Montana Supreme Court Issues a Favorable Opinion for Employers of Seasonal Employees in “For Good Cause” State

Montana is well-known in the employment world for deviating from the employment at-will doctrine.
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Nov
29
2017
Insight

Bill 148 is Now the Law in Ontario, Canada

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which significantly amends Ontario labour and employment law, has received Royal Assent and is now law.
  • International Employment Law
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Labor Management Relations

Nov
29
2017
Insight

Revisiting Your Sexual Harassment Policy During the #MeToo Uprising

Unlawful sexual harassment, long a problem in the workplace, has become the most visible employment issue in corporate America. What should concerned businesses be doing?
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Training - Compliance, Ethics, Leadership

Nov
16
2017
Insight

California Court Rules PAGA Plaintiffs Need Not Assert Injury, or Employer Knowledge, to Collect Penalties for Paystub Violations; Where Do Employers Go From Here?

A California Court of Appeal dealt another blow to employers in a recent ruling interpreting the state’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Wage and Hour

Nov
14
2017
Insight

New York State Jumps on the Predictive Scheduling Bandwagon and Issues Proposed Scheduling Rules

On the eve of the November 26, 2017 effective date of New York City’s own predictive scheduling regulations that affect retail and fast food employers, the New York State Department of Labor has issued proposed predictive scheduling regulations.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Retail

Nov
13
2017
Insight

Ready or Not, Here It Comes! 2018 Brings New Labor & Employment Laws, Primarily at the State Level

On January 1, 2018, and throughout the coming year, employers across the nation will confront a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local laws.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Employee Benefits
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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