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EEOC Says Employees in Opioid Treatment Are Protected by the ADA
August 12, 2020
On August 5, 2020, the EEOC released technical assistance documents for employees and health care providers on opioid addiction and employment.
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EEOC Looking to Increase Voluntary Resolutions
July 30, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced earlier this month that it had implemented two six-month pilot programs expanding opportunities for parties to resolve charges through mediation and increasing the effectiveness of its conciliation process.
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NLRB Proposes Rollback of Requirement to Provide Unions with Personal E-mail Addresses, Phone Numbers
July 30, 2020
On July 29, the National Labor Relations Board issued a proposed rule that would repeal the Obama-era mandate that employers provide unions and other parties with employees’ personal e-mail addresses and phone numbers, if available, prior to union elections.
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Hey CEOs – Be Careful About Diversity Hiring Quotas!
July 29, 2020
I’ve been following the public updates of major corporations on their diversity and inclusion activities.
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Forward Progress
July 28, 2020
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board changed its standard for determining whether employees who make abusive or offensive statements while engaging in activity otherwise protected under the National Labor Relations Act may be lawfully disciplined or discharged by their employer.
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NLRB Gives Employers Greater Leeway to Discipline Employees for Offensive Speech
July 22, 2020
On July 21, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision in General Motors, giving employers more latitude to issue discipline for employees’ racist, sexist, threatening, or other offensive speech in the context of strikes and union organizing.
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Once a Construction Employee, Not Always a Construction Employee? Ontario Court Finds Yet Another Way to Invalidate a Termination Clause
July 20, 2020
A recent and troubling decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice illustrates that the courts are applying increasing scrutiny to employment contracts which purport to limit employee entitlement upon termination.
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SCOTUS Gives Religious Exemptions Wide Berth in Two Key Employment Rulings
July 9, 2020
On June 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two 7-2 decisions involving religious exemptions to federal employment and benefits laws.
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No, Your CEO Did Not Really File For Unemployment Benefits
July 9, 2020
According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, scammers are filing claims for benefits using the names and personal information of people who are not, in fact, unemployed.
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Washington Changes To Overtime Exemptions Go Into Effect July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020
Changes to Washington State Department of Labor and Industry rules relating to overtime exemptions took effect on July 1, 2020.
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Is It OK to Skip Background Checks in a Tight Labor Market?
June 30, 2020
We get that it is hard to find good help. And we understand that the success of your organization depends on having the people to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. But there are so many things that can go wrong when short cuts are taken in your hiring process.
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Developments in the NLRB’s Revised Representation Election Rule – Where Is It Now?
June 30, 2020
Back on June 1, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board implemented many of its proposed changes to the rule governing representation elections, in which employees vote on whether they wish to be represented by a union.
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Sep 23

Massachusetts: Department of Family and Medical Leave Finalizes Revised PFML Regulations https://t.co/2z2bThApUS

Sep 23

Maryland Bans Another Box from Employment Applications (and Discussions) https://t.co/BnNSLHduFd

Sep 17

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Starts September 19 https://t.co/KyGlZL9bCB