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New York State Revised Sexual Harassment Policy, Complaint Form, and Training Released
October 2, 2018
Approximately one-week before the deadline for employers to revise their sexual harassment policies, and after reviewing hundreds of comments from the public on its previously-released draft sexual harassment policy, complaint form, and training, New York State issued updated guidance, as well as a final model policy, complaint form, training, and revised Frequently Asked Questions on these topics.
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Employers with 50-Plus Full-Time Employees Should be Prepared to Respond to IRS Penalty Notices under ACA
September 27, 2018
Late last year, the IRS began enforcing the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) by sending letters to large employers containing proposed Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (“ESRPs”).
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Illinois Employers Now Required to Reimburse Employee Expenses
September 25, 2018
In late August, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act requiring employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by [employees].”
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New Law Leads To Revised Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure
September 24, 2018
A new “Summary of Consumer Rights” disclosure has been issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Publishes Revised Model Disclosure Form for FCRA Compliance
September 17, 2018
Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new version of the model disclosure entitled, “A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.”
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DOL Update – New Compliance Office and Wage & Hour Opinion Letters
September 11, 2018
On August 28, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the creation of a new “Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI)” that is designed to “promote greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations, allowing job creators to prevent violations and protect Americans' wages, workplace safety and health, retirement security, and other rights and benefits.”
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Unemployment Drug Testing Could Increase
August 28, 2018
In 2017, Congress passed a resolution to undo an Obama-era Department of Labor rule regulating drug testing for unemployment benefit recipients. After President Donald Trump  approved the resolution,  the DOL officially rescinded the rule, which limited drug testing to applicants in particular industries and positions, and those previously terminated for drug use.
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The Crown Pierces the Corporate Veil: Ontario Court Imposes Liability on Individual for Fines Imposed Against a Corporate Defendant
August 17, 2018
An Ontario Court has revolutionized the law with respect to whether an individual can be held personally liable for fines imposed against the corporation for breaches of regulatory legislation.
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California Supreme Court Rejects Federal “De Minimis” Doctrine
August 2, 2018
The California Supreme Court held last week that small amounts of time that an employee works before clocking in or after clocking out for the day are compensable, and an employer’s failure to pay for such time is not excusable under the federal “de minimis” doctrine.
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Effort for Predictive Scheduling Expands
July 30, 2018
Chicago is the latest city to consider an ordinance requiring predictive scheduling at the workplace.
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My Business Doesn't Have to Follow California Law...Does it?
July 25, 2018
On July 12, the California Supreme Court agreed to answer several questions about whether California’s wage and hour laws apply to employees of Delta and United Airlines.
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New York City: Workplace Poster for Temporary Schedule Change Law Published
July 24, 2018
Effective July 18, 2018, New York City employers are required to grant, with limited exceptions, an employee’s request for a temporary change to the employee’s work schedule due to a personal event.
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Tweets Follow

Oct 15

NLRB Surrenders Its War Against Employee Handbooks: https://t.co/fX7BILtNCP

Oct 12

NLRB Turns To Rulemaking To Reverse Joint Employer Standard: https://t.co/cFnQjI6Rzg

Oct 10

Upon Further Review: The DEA Legalizes a Marijuana-Derived Drug: https://t.co/RzjNFiU50k