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Round and Round and Round We Go, Where the Health Care Bill Will End Up...Nobody Seems to Know!
May 25, 2017
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives finally voted on and passed the much debated  American  Health  Care Act, H.R. 1628 (“AHCA”). The next step, of course, is for the Senate to consider the bill, but one thing appears to be certain – vast changes to the current bill are expected.
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EEOC Pursues Obama Administration Agenda
May 25, 2017
Assumptions that the EEOC under a Republican administration will be more favorable to business than under a Democratic administration are not necessarily correct.
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I-9 Compliance: Will You Recognize Redesigned Green Card and Employment Authorization Documents?
May 23, 2017
Since January 22, 2017, employers have been required to use the new Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for U.S. employment.  Employers should be aware of additional changes that may impact the verification process. 
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Senate Votes to Revoke Department of Labor Guidance on State-Run Retirement Plans for Private Sector Employees
May 18, 2017
In yet another move to roll-back regulatory guidance issued during the Obama administration, earlier this month the U.S. Senate voted to revoke a final rule and associated interpretive guidance that the Department of Labor issued in 2016 that would have made it easier for states to set up state-sponsored retirement plans for private sector employees.
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HR Lessons from the Comey Termination
May 18, 2017
Whether you live in a blue state, red state, or just in the state of denial, you surely have heard by now about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
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Seventh Circuit Court Determines That Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination
May 16, 2017
In what many are calling a landmark decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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Ninth Circuit Rules That Hugging Can Create A Hostile Work Environment
May 16, 2017
Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in the case of Zetwick v. County of Yolo that addressed the issue of hugging in the workplace.
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Update On DOL Overtime Rule
May 16, 2017
Remember the new overtime rule adopted by the Department of Labor (DOL) that significantly raised the minimum salary requirement necessary to exempt from overtime many white-collar employees (specifically executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees)?
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NLRB Alert - Finally Some Good News For Employers!
May 16, 2017
In late April 2017, President Trump appointed Philip A. Miscimarra as the new Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB").  Chairman Miscimarra has served as a Board Member of the NLRB since 2013 and is the only current Republican on the Board.
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Are You Ready for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?
May 16, 2017
Last week, the Massachusetts House voted 149-0 in favor of H.3680, An Act establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
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Commissioned Employees Must Receive Separate Compensation For Rest Periods
May 12, 2017
Compensating commissioned employees in California got more complicated this year thanks to a decision by the California Court of Appeal holding that employers must separately compensate commissioned employees for their rest periods.
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Are Payment Contingencies in Commission Agreements Worth the Paper They’re Written On?
May 12, 2017
Last month, a federal trial court in Massachusetts held that a former employee was entitled to unpaid commissions under the Wage Act, despite an explicit statement in the employer’s plan that employees who voluntarily resigned were ineligible for incentive payments.
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