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Ontario, Canada Personal Emergency Leave – Your Questions Answered
June 28, 2018
Due to excellent participation in our recent Bill 148 Q & A Quarterly Webinar, and popular demand for more information about Personal Emergency Leave (“PEL”) during the 19th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference, we have answered the most pressing questions from participants in this update.
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Union’s Smooth Landing at Boeing
June 28, 2018
The Boeing Company employs 6,749 employees in the Charleston, South Carolina region. The International Association of Machinists has attempted to organize Boeing at its North Charleston manufacturing facility, where it assembles the 787 Dreamliner, on three occasions.
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Supreme Court Rules “Fair Share Fees” Unconstitutional
June 27, 2018
As widely anticipated, the U.S. Supreme Court just held by a 5-4 vote that fair share agreements are unconstitutional.
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Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban
June 26, 2018
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions on individuals from predominantly Muslim nations to be lawful.
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Is Immigration Status a Protected Class? Yes.
June 25, 2018
With the recent chaos on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Congress’s continuing failure to resolve the months-long controversy over the Dreamers, immigration continues to be a hugely divisive topic across the country.
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Considering a Merger or Acquisition? Make Sure You Think About Withdrawal Liability
June 25, 2018
Companies in growth mode often consider acquiring another business.  Dangers lurk beneath any merger and acquisition for a variety of reasons, but many times companies do not consider the type of workforce in the middle of negotiations over value.
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Paid Family Leave Bill Passed by Massachusetts Legislature
June 21, 2018
The Massachusetts Legislature passed a bill late on June 20th that would resolve a number of pending legislative and ballot proposals in one fell swoop.
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The EEOC Compares Harassment Prevention to Crime Prevention
June 20, 2018
I was perusing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recently released Volume 2 of its 2018 Federal Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law and noticed an article entitled, “Assessing Workplace Harassment Prevention Methods Through Comparisons With Similar Crime Prevention Strategies.”
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EEOC Flexes Its Muscle on Anti-Harassment Litigation
June 20, 2018
In an unusual, coordinated litigation strategy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week filed seven lawsuits alleging workplace harassment.
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Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Final Administrative Rules on Predictive Scheduling
June 19, 2018
Oregon’s predictive scheduling law goes into effect on July 1, 2018. In advance of the law’s effective date, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued final administrative rules that will govern its administration of the law. 
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Nevada Supreme Court Interprets Health Benefits Under The Minimum Wage Amendment
June 18, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an important decision interpreting health benefits under Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment (MWA).
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What Is the EEOC’s Position on Post-offer/Pre-employment Medical Exams?
June 14, 2018
This week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission trumpeted a $4.4 million settlement in a lawsuit in which the EEOC claimed that Amsted Rail had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by disqualifying applicants based on the results of a test for carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Tweets Follow

Jul 18

We Sued the DOL, and the DOL Blinked. A Summary of the Persauder Rule outcome: https://t.co/YkWTg02mn4

Jul 18

New #SHRM Court Report: FMLA Leave May Not Preclude Unemployment Benefits: https://t.co/RRbbRGHSZg

Jul 18

NLRB Expands Weingarten Rights - What this Means for Employers: https://t.co/L54DiYJvEv