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Settling the Workers’ Comp Claim, But Ignoring the ADA Charge
March 27, 2019
Due to the EEOC’s low threshold or what is necessary to qualify as a disability, often a workers’ compensation injury may in fact qualify as a disability as defined under the ADA.
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Confused About the EEO-1?
March 27, 2019
Even though the online portal for filing 2018’s EEO-1 report is already open and accepting submissions, the reporting requirements could change. This is what we know so far, including some history of this report.
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Forcing Employee to Quit Second Job Is Not a Tangible Job Action?
March 27, 2019
Every now and then, even my management-side soul can be a little surprised by a judge’s pro-employer ruling. This was the situation in the recent case of Dawson v. Housing Authority of Baltimore City.
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As April 1 H1-B Application Deadline Looms, Remember Changes to Rules and Lottery Process
March 22, 2019
When the USCIS begins accepting applications for H1-B visas on April 1, it will do so under new rules that bring significant changes to the H-1B lottery process.
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DOL Issues New Opinion Letters
March 20, 2019
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has issued three new opinion letters on the following topics.
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An Employer’s Guide to March Madness
March 18, 2019
March Madness has descended upon employers everywhere. Yesterday was Selection Sunday for the NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament, and today, an estimated 40 million Americans will begin filling out their tournament brackets – many of them at work.
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Pharmacist Afraid of Needles? Be a Stickler About Essential Job Functions!
March 13, 2019
According to Pharmajet Blog, a surprising number of pharmacists suffer from trypanophobia – the fear of giving injections, which most in their profession have to do these days during flu season.
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US DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule
March 8, 2019
The United States Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would raise the salary threshold required to qualify for overtime exemptions to $35,308 per year, up from the current threshold of $23,660 per year that was set in 2004.
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Judge Reinstates EEO-1 Wage Data Reporting Requirement
March 7, 2019
On March 4, 2019, a federal court reinstated an Obama-administration rule requiring that private employers with 100 or more employees submit information on their workers’ wages and hours, broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity, to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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FOIA Request to the EEOC – Maybe Think About Section 83 Instead?
March 6, 2019
For all you employment litigators, we just learned that you don’t have to file a Freedom of Information Act request with the EEOC in order to get its file on a plaintiff’s charge of discrimination.
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On the Basis of Hair: What Employers Should Know Now About Hairstyle Discrimination
March 4, 2019
Employers across the country are on watch after a recent flurry of news about hairstyle discrimination.
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Child Labor Laws Making Headlines in 2019
March 1, 2019
While an Indiana lawmaker has made headlines as of late due to his push to repeal Indiana’s child labor laws, you may wonder, “Are child labor laws still an issue in this country?”
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May 15

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May 08

New @SHRM Court Report: City Lawfully Denied Request to Telecommute as Accommodation: https://t.co/C9nmkmhKk8