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The Holidays Are Upon Us: Can an Employer Ask Employees Who Request Time Off or Another Accommodation for Religious Reasons about their Religion?
December 6, 2017
During the holiday season, employers may be faced with a variety of religion-related requests.
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The Light at the End of the NLRB’s Tunnel?
December 6, 2017
As my colleagues know, I have been unbelievably frustrated over the past eight years about the National Labor Relations Board’s (overly) aggressive pro-union approach.
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Employers, Facebook Can Be Your Friend!
December 5, 2017
Our past alerts on social media issues typically center on NLRB and court decisions that are not always favorable to employers. A recent arbitration decision, however, highlights that Facebook may provide an employer with the evidence it needs to root out workplace dishonesty.
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OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Requirements Pushed Back Two Weeks
December 1, 2017
Back in May 2016, we wrote about OSHA’s Final Rule, which requires certain employers to electronically submit worker injury and illness data for public display.  Although OSHA already requires employers to report serious injuries, this new rule will require certain employers to report a lot more injury and illness data via secure website.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Paid Leave Compromise Bill – What Does It Really Do?
November 30, 2017
As Maryland employers are likely aware, the General Assembly passed a paid sick leave bill (HB1) this past session, which was vetoed by Governor Hogan. The Governor has now introduced a new paid leave bill – the Paid Leave Compromise Act of 2018 – that will be filed as emergency legislation when the next legislative session opens on January 10, 2018.
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Five Key Steps to Conducting a Workplace Investigation
November 30, 2017
A reasonable, good-faith investigation can result in satisfied employees, and, on the flipside, a disorganized, incomplete and impartial investigation can get be an employee’s attorney’s best weapon in a lawsuit.
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Thanksgiving Leftovers Quiz: The ADA, Post-Offer Medical Exams, And Rescinding Job Offers
November 28, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017 has come and gone.  As we start a new week, many of us still have leftovers in the fridge that we need to eat before they get too old. The Bullard Edge has leftovers, too.
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Nevada's Ban The Box Law Takes Effect January 1, 2018
November 28, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, Nevada's public employers will need to adjust their hiring procedures and change their employment applications to conform with Nevada's new Ban The Box law that takes effect January 1, 2018.
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U.S. Department of Transportation Publishes Changes To Drug Testing Regulations
November 28, 2017
On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published changes to the federal regulations that govern drug testing for certain safety sensitive transportation employees. If your employees are subject to DOT drug testing requirements, these changes become effective January 1, 2018.
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Canada: Court of Appeal Confirms Purchaser Not Bound to Vendor’s Employment Contracts
November 28, 2017
A particularly nuanced aspect of a sale of business involves offering employment to employees of the vendor. The determination of risk, as well as whether the vendor or purchaser takes on liability for employment obligations, is often a key feature of such transactions and price.
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Limits on Incentives for Participation Wellness Programs
November 20, 2017
Wellness programs are often used by employers to promote healthy lifestyles among their employees and reduce their health care expenditures. There have been several studies over recent years that have found a reduction in health costs for employers who offer wellness programs.
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Peter Robb Sworn In As NLRB General Counsel
November 20, 2017
Attorney Peter B. Robb was sworn in for a four-year term as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board last Friday.  Mr. Robb was nominated by President Trump and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate earlier this month.
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