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Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Final Administrative Rules on Predictive Scheduling
June 19, 2018
Oregon’s predictive scheduling law goes into effect on July 1, 2018. In advance of the law’s effective date, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued final administrative rules that will govern its administration of the law. 
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DOL Clarifies Compensability of Short FMLA Breaks Under the FLSA
June 5, 2018
It has long been the rule that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), non-exempt employees must be paid for breaks of 20 minutes or less because such breaks refresh employees and improve productivity and, therefore, primarily benefit the employer rather than the employee.
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Employers Pay $740,000 a Day
May 24, 2018
Employment litigation in general has declined as an outcome of a robust job market. However, wage and hour litigation continues to increase. According to a report recently issued by the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, for Fiscal Year 2017 DOL collected an average of $740,000 per day in back pay.
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Current Wage and Hour Issues
May 24, 2018
At this time, Wage Hour continues to operate without an Administrator who has been confirmed by the Senate.
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New York City Labor and Employment Law Update
May 4, 2018
In addition to the sexual harassment legislation recently passed by the NYC Council (awaiting signature from Mayor de Blasio), there have been a number of developments in New York City labor and employment law this year.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
April 20, 2018
CMS is delighted to announce the latest edition of On Your Radar.
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New York City Proposes Right to “Ignore Your Boss” Law
April 13, 2018
New York City is often on the fringe.  From its fashion to its tall buildings to its restaurants, the Big Apple likes to be cutting edge.  Even when it comes to its laws.
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With Senate Confirmation of NLRB Member John Ring, NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority
April 11, 2018
Today, the Senate, voting along party lines 50 to 48, confirmed John Ring as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
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2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act Impacts Tip Pools
March 30, 2018
On March 23, Congress passed, and the President signed, the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“Act”) to appropriate and allocate federal funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
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What to Make of the DOL'S PAID Program
March 21, 2018
You may have read about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Payroll Audit Independent Determination” or “PAID’’ pilot program.
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Companies must comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation by May 25, 2018
March 16, 2018
CMS would like to call your attention to the fact that companies doing business in Europe must comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018.
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DOL Entices Self-Reporting of Wage and Hour Violations, But Employers Should Be Cautious
March 12, 2018
On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it will launch a new pilot program – called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program – designed to allow employers to self-report violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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Jun 21

Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Bill Passed by Legislature: https://t.co/dforavTZhV

Jun 20

The EEOC Compares Harassment Prevention to Crime Prevention: https://t.co/1L7d1I14NA

Jun 20

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Final Administrative Rules on Predictive Scheduling: https://t.co/aF0v1bUauD