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Canada: Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Liability for Theft
December 20, 2018
What options are available to an employer who, after signing a mutual release releasing an employee from liability, finds out that the employee embezzled a large amount of money?
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Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries Publishes Final Rules in advance of the Oregon Equal Pay Act’s January 1, 2019 Effective Date
December 18, 2018
The final rules followed a rulemaking process where the agency received a significant number of stakeholder comments.
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NLRB Looks to the Future
December 18, 2018
Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel released a 4-year strategic plan. The plan sets four broad goals that relate to how the NLRB carries out its mission.
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Canada: Mud in the Water: Divisional Court holds limiting language required to displace presumption of reasonable notice
December 18, 2018
It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to understand what language is required in order for a termination clause to be enforceable.
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21C Workplace Success Begins with a Handshake (and Eye Contact)!
December 12, 2018
The 21st Century is in full swing.  Yet, we still don’t quite know what it means to be a 21C workplace.
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Upcoming Changes to Illinois Employment Law
December 12, 2018
Illinois employers can expect significant changes to the state’s employment laws in 2019 after the legislature passed several bills that will have an impact on employers’ workplace obligations.
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2019 Minimum Wage Update
December 11, 2018
As the end of the year approaches it is important for employers to begin looking to 2019 and be aware of the changes that must be instituted.
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Illinois Appellate Court Upholds School District’s Use of “Unduly Burdensome” FOIA Exemption for “Fishing Expedition” Request
December 10, 2018
A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision provides welcome support to a school district or other public body faced with a Freedom of Information Act request that is more akin to a “fishing expedition” than a targeted request for documents.
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DOL Provides Guidance on No-Fault Attendance Policies in FMLA context
December 7, 2018
The DOL has issued an opinion letter addressing whether points earned under a “no-fault” attendance policy can stay on an employee’s record while the employee is on FMLA leave even if the points otherwise would have been erased if the employee had been working.
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Holiday and New Year Reminders for Employers
December 6, 2018
It is the time of year for holiday parties. While a good time can be had by all, employers need to be sure to set expectations beforehand.
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Eighth Circuit Weighs in on Religious Accommodations
December 6, 2018
The Eighth Circuit recently held in EEOC v. North Memorial Health Care, 908 F.3d 1098 (8th Cir. 2018), that the hospital properly moved on to another candidate after the first candidate refused to perform an essential function of the job.
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Paying Out a Year-End Bonus or an Incentive Payment: Can an Employer Withhold the Money from the Employee Who Took FMLA Leave?
December 6, 2018
It’s the end of the year, which means bonus time.
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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