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A Sneak Peak at the New Overtime Rule
March 1, 2019
Although the proposed rules have not been announced officially, we have it on good authority that they will raise the salary threshold to $35,000.
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Ontario Employer’s Just Cause Assertion Backfires, Results in $1,000,000 in Liability Time
March 1, 2019
Ontario’s Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial decision in which an employer’s tactical pursuit of a just cause defence and counterclaim backfired catastrophically and resulted in a cumulative award of over $1 Million.
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Dallas Court Says Employee’s Claim for Attorney Fees in Suit by Employer to Enforce Covenant-Not-to-Compete Should Not Have Been Dismissed
February 28, 2019
Covenants not to compete and similar contractual agreements are becoming more common in Texas and elsewhere in the nation.
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In Debt and Overqualified
February 27, 2019
According to the February 2, 2019, issue of the Wall Street Journal, “$86 billion in student debt was owed by Americans aged 60 and over in 2017” and there was a “161% rise in student loan debt for those aged 60 and over from 2010 to 2017.”
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Patient’s “Turn for the Nurse” Creates Liability for Employer
February 27, 2019
On February 6, 2019, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a nursing assistant could proceed with her Title VII claim based upon the repeated, sexually aggressive behavior toward her by a patient with dementia.
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Is “On-Call” On the Clock?
February 27, 2019
The general principle under the FLSA is that if an employee is “engaged to wait,” then that is considered compensable. However, if the employee is “waiting to become engaged,” that is non-compensable.
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"We Means I" Rules NLRB
February 26, 2019
Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act gives employees the right to “engage in concerted  activity for the purposes...of mutual aid or protection.” The issue in the case of Alstate Maintenance, LLC (Jan. 11, 2019) is whether an employee who complained on behalf of others engaged in protected concerted activity resulting in an illegal discharge.
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Key Employment Issues Across Europe and Beyond
February 25, 2019
CMS presents the latest version of our international employment newsletter “On Your Radar”.
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“…federal judges are appointed for life, not for eternity.”
February 25, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court vacated an opinion on the Equal Pay Act that had been issued by the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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Yes, Unions Discriminate Against Workers Too!
February 21, 2019
Last week, the EEOC announced that it entered into a consent decree resolving its race discrimination lawsuit against a union representing firefighters.
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Ontario: How to LOSE a Union Application for Certification
February 21, 2019
The prospect of becoming unionized is unwelcome for many employers. Along with increased costs and workplace rules, an us-vs-them mentality often creeps in making it difficult to manage your business.
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Stiff New Employer Penalties Included In Illinois $15 Minimum Wage Bill
February 15, 2019
On February 14, 2019, the Illinois House approved Senate Bill 1, which increases the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 per hour by 2025.
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Tweets Follow

May 20

NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Deflate Scabby the Rat: https://t.co/FDJ2TvQ6OA

May 15

Does “Sex” Encompass Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? The Supremes Will Soon Decide: https://t.co/Vd2phHRDeM

May 08

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