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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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Not Liking Your Internship ≠ Compensable Work
November 16, 2017
I was flabbergasted by a recent case in which an intern sued a nursing and rehabilitation center because she was unhappy with her internship!  That’s right, she was so displeased with what she did in her internship that she brought a federal case!
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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Bill Limiting Definition of Joint Employer
November 10, 2017
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to limit the definition of “joint employer.”  The bill, entitled the Save Local Business Act, is a direct response to Obama-era administrative action by the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor (DOL) broadening the joint employer standard to include employers who have potential or indirect control over employees.
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New York Labor and Employment Law Update
October 26, 2017
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of new developments in the New York labor and employment law landscape. A summary of these new developments is below.
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The Minnesota Whistleblower Act & August 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
August 11, 2017
This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a landmark unanimous opinion in Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, LLC finding that an employee’s purpose for exposing an alleged illegality is no longer relevant to be afforded protection under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (the Act). 
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Be Careful About Waiving the Attorney-Client Privilege
June 29, 2017
Clients call me for advice on how to handle sticky situations with employees – that’s a major part of my job. And they know that our communications are subject to the sacred attorney-client privilege. But what companies need to understand is that this privilege might be waived by its corporate management, including officers and directors.
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New Executive Order Aimed at Increasing Number of Apprenticeships
June 20, 2017
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on June 15, 2017 aims to increase the number of apprenticeships and vocational programs by tenfold – from approximately 500,000 to 5 million during the next four years.
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DHS Rescinds DAPA Program and Makes Explicit Statement about DACA (And Then Backtracks Again)
June 19, 2017
On June 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum that formally ended litigation over former President Barack Obama’s 2014 program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and the expansion of DACA.
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June 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
June 13, 2017
Yesterday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor, now headed up by President Donald Trump appointee Alexander Acosta, published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the so-called “persuader rule”.
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Update: What’s Happening to 2016 Rules and Regulations with the New Administration?
June 12, 2017
As the new administration is reaching its six month anniversary, we thought it would be helpful to update you on a number of the new rules and requirements that employers were preparing for going into 2017.
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