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New York: CROWN Act Effective Immediately
July 17, 2019
On July 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the CROWN Act, which amends the New York State Human Rights Law by adding “traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles” to the definition of race.
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Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave
July 17, 2019
The Oregon legislature recently passed an extremely generous paid Family and Medical leave law that will impact almost every Oregon employer.
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Three – Rounding Hours
July 15, 2019
As promised, today we give you and third and final installment of our three-part series addressing the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Two – Paralegals
July 10, 2019
In our last blog post, we revealed a three-part series intended to address the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.  The second of these opinion letters, FLSA2019-8, addresses whether paralegals employed by a trade organization are exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA.
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EEO-1 Alert! Portal For Filing Pay Data Reports Opens Mid-July
July 10, 2019
As we previously wrote, a federal lawsuit has resulted in the reinstatement of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s collection of employee pay data from EEO-1 filers through a revised EEO-1 Report.
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: A Three-Part Series (Part One – Bonuses and the Regular Rate)
July 8, 2019
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued three new opinion letters that address compliance issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  We are going to address each of the opinion letters in separate blog posts over the course of the next week.
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New York State Strengthens Equal Pay, Sexual Harassment Laws
June 28, 2019
New legislation expected to be signed by Governor Cuomo in the coming days will expand on current pay equality and anti-harassment laws.
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Alabama Enacts an Equal Pay Statute; Is It a Ban-The-Box Statute in Disguise?
June 28, 2019
On June 10, 2019, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA), which becomes effective on September 1, 2019.
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“No-Match” Letters Light Up Employers
June 28, 2019
After a seven-year hiatus, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed sending “No-Match” (Employer Correction Request or “EDCOR”) letters to employers where at least one employee’s name and social security number combination, as submitted on Form W-2c, did not match SSA records.
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Benefit Administrator Loses Discretionary Authority Because Reply to Benefit Appeal is Tardy
June 28, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations for administration of ERISA include specific deadlines for deciding appeals from rejected benefit claims.
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Unretiring Reasonable Notice - Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Confirms 24-Month Notice Cap Absent Exceptional Circumstances
June 28, 2019
Ontario employers have noted with alarm that judicial decisions regarding employee entitlements on termination have gradually been increasing in size.
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UAW Narrowly Loses at VW
June 27, 2019
Volkswagen Chattanooga employees on June 14 narrowly defeated the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) for the second time in five years: with 776 voting for union representation (48.2%) and 833 voting against it (51.8%).
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