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Do Employers Have to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?
April 30, 2018
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter that clarifies that short breaks do not need to be compensated in all cases.
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Missouri: Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?
April 30, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community.
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Guidelines for a Valid No-Solicitation/No-Distribution Policy
April 27, 2018
Many employers would like to ensure that employees focus on their work during their working time – after all, that’s what they’re being paid to do!
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New York State and City Adopt Sexual Harassment Legislation
April 27, 2018
Both the New York State (“NYS”) Legislature and the New York City (“NYC”) Council have adopted legislation addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
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District of Minnesota Allows Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed to Trial in Minnesota Whistleblower Act Retaliation Case
April 25, 2018
After an appeal to the Eighth Circuit which reinstated the plaintiff’s whistleblower retaliation claim, A Minnesota District Court Judge issues a decision denying summary judgment to the employer on the plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages.
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Companies Not Subject to the FMLA May Still Violate the FMLA
April 20, 2018
If you’re an employer covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act, you probably recognize that it is one of the most complicated statutes for employers to follow.
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When the FLSA and the ADA Meet…
April 20, 2018
After a hiatus of many years, the Department of Labor has once again begun issuing opinion letters, which are responses to a particular employer’s situation that offer guidance to all employers on specific issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
April 20, 2018
CMS is delighted to announce the latest edition of On Your Radar.
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Prior Salary Cannot Justify Wage Differentials Between Men And Women Under Federal Equal Pay
April 20, 2018
Employers cannot rely on prior salary history to justify differences in pay between men and women performing substantially similar work under the federal Equal Pay Act, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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When Requested Leave Will Not Help Anyway
April 18, 2018
Is an employer required to extend multiple leaves of absence to an employee  when there is no anticipated return to work? No, according to a California court in the case of Ruiz v. ParadigmWorks Group, Inc.
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H1B Lottery Completed
April 16, 2018
The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent.
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New York City Proposes Right to “Ignore Your Boss” Law
April 13, 2018
New York City is often on the fringe.  From its fashion to its tall buildings to its restaurants, the Big Apple likes to be cutting edge.  Even when it comes to its laws.
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Mar 22

As April 1 H1-B Application Deadline Looms, Remember Changes to Rules and Lottery Process: https://t.co/mF5xKLcaln

Mar 21

New @SHRM Court Report: Refusal to Participate in Investigation Bars ADA Claim: https://t.co/AWYh0JLPLK

Mar 20

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