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In Debt and Overqualified
February 27, 2019
According to the February 2, 2019, issue of the Wall Street Journal, “$86 billion in student debt was owed by Americans aged 60 and over in 2017” and there was a “161% rise in student loan debt for those aged 60 and over from 2010 to 2017.”
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Patient’s “Turn for the Nurse” Creates Liability for Employer
February 27, 2019
On February 6, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a nursing assistant could proceed with her Title VII claim based upon the repeated, sexually aggressive behavior toward her by a patient with dementia.
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Is “On-Call” On the Clock?
February 27, 2019
The general principle under the FLSA is that if an employee is “engaged to wait,” then that is considered compensable. However, if the employee is “waiting to become engaged,” that is non-compensable.
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"We Means I" Rules NLRB
February 26, 2019
Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to “engage in concerted  activity for the purposes...of mutual aid or protection.” The issue in the case of Alstate Maintenance, LLC (Jan. 11, 2019) is whether an employee who complained on behalf of others engaged in protected concerted activity resulting in an illegal discharge.
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Key Employment Issues Across Europe and Beyond
February 25, 2019
CMS presents the latest version of our international employment newsletter “On Your Radar”.
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“…federal judges are appointed for life, not for eternity.”
February 25, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated an opinion on the Equal Pay Act that had been issued by the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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Yes, Unions Discriminate Against Workers Too!
February 21, 2019
Last week, the EEOC announced that it entered into a consent decree resolving its race discrimination lawsuit against a union representing firefighters.
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Ontario: How to LOSE a Union Application for Certification
February 21, 2019
The prospect of becoming unionized is unwelcome for many employers. Along with increased costs and workplace rules, an us-vs-them mentality often creeps in making it difficult to manage your business.
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Stiff New Employer Penalties Included In Illinois $15 Minimum Wage Bill
February 15, 2019
On February 14, 2019, the Illinois House approved Senate Bill 1, which increases the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 per hour by 2025.
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Reporting Time Pay Required for Employees Who Call In To Determine If They Will Work An On-Call Shift
February 15, 2019
Employees scored another legal victory in a case that expands the scope of what it means to “report to work.”
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Federal Court Dismisses Worker’s Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuit, Which Claimed He Was Fired for Filing Whistleblower Case
February 15, 2019
A Dallas retaliatory discharge claim can arise under many different sets of circumstances.
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Ontario: The Fine Line between “Owner” and “Constructor”
February 14, 2019
One of the most complex issues under Ontario OH&S law relates to determining which party on a construction project is the “constructor” within the meaning of the OHSA.
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Mar 22

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Mar 21

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Mar 20

DOL Issues New Opinion Letters: https://t.co/nO1VmxsuqE