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Zamboni Operator on Thin Ice
August 23, 2019
The case of Graham v. Arctic Zone Iceplex, LLC (7th Cir. July 23, 2019) addressed the issue that arises so often with employers: there is no discipline or documentation, but a “final incident” occurs that supports the need for termination.
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Court "Paroles" EEOC Criminal History Guidance
August 22, 2019
In the case of the State of Texas v. EEOC (5th Cir. August 6, 2019), the Court ruled that the EEOC overstepped its statutory boundaries by issuing its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records and Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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Attempt to Protect the Employee from Racism Leads to Discrimination Claim!
August 22, 2019
In an ironic twist, a manager’s alleged attempt to protect an employee from racism resulted in a discrimination claim by that employee.
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Massachusetts: Department Clarifies Coverage for Non-Immigrant Workers under the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
August 21, 2019
The implementation of the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law in Massachusetts is fast approaching.
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NLRB Proposes To Improve Representation Case Procedures
August 21, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of representation petitions.
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DOL Gives Working Parents FMLA Pass to Attend Children's Special Education Meetings
August 16, 2019
In what is perhaps an agency first, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a letter in response to a request from a concerned parent.
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NLRB Expands Scope of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
August 16, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has now addressed the use of mandatory arbitration agreements following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Epic Systems v. Lewis.
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The First Rollout of Proposed Amendments to the NLRB's Election Rules
August 15, 2019
On August 9, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the first of its planned series of highly anticipated proposed amendments to its union election procedures.
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New York State Sexual Harassment Training Deadline is October 9th
August 12, 2019
As a reminder, all employees who work in New York State must receive sexual harassment training by October 9, 2019.
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It Isn’t Just Unionized Employees Who Walk Off the Job these Days
August 8, 2019
While strikes have long been a tool of unions to pressure employers regarding wages and other terms and conditions of employment, in recent years, non-unionized employers have seen an increase in employee activism, including walkouts, over political and other related issues.
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Oregon Legislature Updates Equal Pay Act; Additional Changes to Administrative Rules Appear Likely
August 7, 2019
Oregon has passed a new bill, Senate Bill 123, making several changes to the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA) that will aid employers’—and particularly employers with unionized workforces—compliance efforts.
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EEO-1 Component 2 Filing - What You Need to Know
August 1, 2019
The website for the EEO-1 Component 2 online filing system is open, complete with long-awaited sample forms, fairly straightforward instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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