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November 13, 2019

Is Foresight 2020? Employers Confront New Laws Taking Effect in the New Year

As the year draws to a close, employers are assessing the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations they will face in 2020 and beyond.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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November 6, 2019

Veterans Day: Going Beyond Giving a Day Off

As Veterans Day approaches, employers are reminded that some states support giving veterans the day off, while others allow other specialized leave time for military service.

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November 5, 2019

FMCSA-Regulated Employers Take Note: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Implementation Quickly Approaching

On January 6, 2020, nearly 8 years after the enactment of a law directing the FMCSA to identify and track commercial drivers who violate its drug and alcohol testing program, a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will launch.

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November 5, 2019

United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Since it was established in 2014, a United Nations Inter-Governmental Working Group has met annually to develop a multilateral treaty to attempt to hold businesses legally accountable for harms that may be related to their global operations.

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November 5, 2019

The 60-Day Countdown to Compliance

The U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule changing the "white collar" overtime…

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