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Employers May Be Impacted by Changes to 2019 H-1B Visa Application Process
January 2, 2019
Employers who have sponsored H-1B Visas for foreign workers know that the process to do so is no easy task.
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Update on Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Missouri
January 2, 2019
On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment (“Amendment 2”) to legalize medical marijuana.
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Changes Coming to Massachusetts and Connecticut on January 1, 2019
December 31, 2018
2018 was a busy year in employment law for Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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EEOC and Employee Wellness Programs: The Saga Continues
December 28, 2018
With a week to spare before the AARP v. EEOC court decision to vacate regulations concerning wellness program incentives goes into effect, the EEOC rescinded parts of its May 2016 rules.
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The Missouri Human Rights Act Does Not Apply Outside of Missouri
December 27, 2018
In Dwight Tuttle v. Dobbs Tire & Auto, Inc., No. ED106615 (Dec 18, 2018), Robert Younger and Dean Kpere-Daibo of McMahon Berger successfully defended an age discrimination and retaliation suit brought pursuant to the Missouri Human Rights Act where the Plaintiff was employed in Illinois.
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Are Safety Rules and Requirements Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining?
December 27, 2018
On November 20, the NLRB considered an employer’s unilateral change to safety procedures.
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Leaving Work Early Due to Fear of Rush-Hour Traffic Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation
December 27, 2018
An employee requested that she be permitted to leave work early every day due to her anxiety triggered by driving home in heavy traffic.
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Massachusetts: Employers’ Rights Under Recreational Marijuana Law May Soon Go up in Smoke
December 27, 2018
The burning question for most employers was whether they could fire or otherwise discipline employees who legally use recreational marijuana.
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Legal Highlights for Massachusetts Employers in 2018
December 21, 2018
 Here’s a preview of some of the highlights – and, for the record, we think 2018 was a bust.
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New York State Proposes New Predictable Scheduling Regulations for Most Employers
December 20, 2018
On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) proposed changes to existing regulations that impose new pay obligations on employers who change employees’ work schedules on short notice or schedule their shifts less than two weeks in advance, and expanding current requirements for additional pay when an employee on standby is called to report for work.
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Tattoos and Social Media = Age Discrimination?
December 20, 2018
When a company relaxes its workplace policies to allow employees to openly display tattoos and use social media at work, does that mean it’s discriminating against older people?
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Michigan Governer Rick Snyder Signs Into Law Acts Addressing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave
December 20, 2018
On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “Wage Act”) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “Leave Act”).
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Tweets Follow

Jan 18

Missouri: Uncertainty Continues Regarding Proper Payment Of Tipped Employees. https://t.co/eSoEn5XMeu

Jan 17

New @SHRM Court Report: Terminating Disruptive Employee Wasn’t Age Discrimination: https://t.co/SqQCcwbYID

Jan 16

RIFs Are Not the Easy Solution for Problem Employees: https://t.co/Yc72BCYYLk