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Wage and Hour Update
February 24, 2020
Employers should remain diligent to ensure they are complying with the various wage hour statutes.
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Must an Employer Pay for Medical Marijuana?
February 21, 2020
In Hager v. M&K Construction, a New Jersey state appellate court recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s order for an employer to reimburse a former employee for his use of medical marijuana for chronic pain following a work-related accident.
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EEOC Charges Reach Record Low
February 20, 2020
According to information recently released by the EEOC, a total of 72,675 charges were filed during Fiscal Year 2019. This is the fewest ever since the EEOC began releasing charge statistics in 1997.
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Ontario: "Creative Sentencing" for Corporations Convicted of OH&S Offences Arrives
February 19, 2020
An Ontario Court may have altered the legal landscape with respect to sentencing corporations convicted of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”).
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Illinois: A Not So Sweet Deal for Employers Seeking to Protect Trade Secrets Under the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
February 12, 2020
An Illinois appellate court recently clarified the outer limits of the controversial “inevitable disclosure doctrine” under the Illinois Trade Secrets Act.
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Medical Marijuana Creates Joint Employer
February 10, 2020
In a case of first impression, an employer was ordered to pay a medical marijuana prescription for an employee on workers’ compensation.
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EEO Tips: How the Supreme Court May Affect Employers in 2020
February 9, 2020
What is the Supreme Court doing this year that will affect employers? They have a number of things in the works that are worth watching.
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U.S. DOL Clarifies Joint Employer Standard
February 7, 2020
The United States Department of Labor’s New Year’s gift to employers is its final joint employer rule, which becomes effective on March 16, 2020.
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Minnesota: W-4MN Compliance Reminder
February 5, 2020
The recent changes to state and federal tax law require Minnesota employers to complete both a federal Form W-4 and a Minnesota Form W-4MN for new employees joining your workforce in 2020.
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“[M]aintaining Consciousness is a Basic Element of any Job”
February 5, 2020
In Clark v. Champion National Security, Inc., a personnel manager had requested and received several accommodations for his diabetes.
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Maryland’s General Assembly Overrides “Ban the Box” Veto – What’s Next for Employers
February 3, 2020
On January 30, 2020, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the “Ban the Box” bill that was passed in the last legislative session, just as we predicted.
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Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Guidance on Anti-Harassment Training
February 3, 2020
In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly enacted, and Governor Pritzker signed into law, P.A. 101-0221, containing sweeping new measures to combat workplace harassment.
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