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Nevada Legislature Enacts New Law For Nursing Mothers
June 20, 2017
Assembly Bill 113, recently signed by the Governor of Nevada, requires private and public employers to provide nursing mothers a reasonable break time and a clean, private place to express breast milk.
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Nevada Legislature Enacts New Law Regarding Noncompetition Agreements
June 20, 2017
Assembly Bill 276, recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor of Nevada, addresses the important issues of validity and enforceability of noncompetition agreements with former employees.
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Maternity/Parental Leave Policies – A Trap for the Unwary
June 20, 2017
This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that it was filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a male J. P. Morgan employee because the company denies fathers paid parental leave on the same terms as mothers.
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Second Circuit Upholds NLRB Whole Foods Decision Allowing Employee Recording in the Workplace
June 20, 2017
With little fanfare, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision striking down Whole Foods’ policies prohibiting workplace audio or video recording without prior approval from management.
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New Executive Order Aimed at Increasing Number of Apprenticeships
June 20, 2017
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on June 15, 2017 aims to increase the number of apprenticeships and vocational programs by tenfold – from approximately 500,000 to 5 million during the next four years.
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DHS Rescinds DAPA Program and Makes Explicit Statement about DACA (And Then Backtracks Again)
June 19, 2017
On June 15, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum that formally ended litigation over former President Barack Obama’s 2014 program, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and the expansion of DACA.
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Travel Ban 2.0: Current Status
June 16, 2017
This client alert summarizes the most recent developments in the litigation over President Trump’s so-called “Travel Ban” issued by Executive Order on March 10, 2017.
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Supreme Court Confirms Pension and Benefit Plans Maintained by Church Affiliates May Be Exempt from ERISA
June 16, 2017
In an 8-0 decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the exemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for church-sponsored employee benefit plans extends to plans maintained by entities that are affiliated with a church (“church-affiliated entities”), even if the plan was not established by a church.
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“Dog Talk”: My What Big Teeth Your Service Dog Has!
June 15, 2017
The Bullard Edge is debuting Dog Talk, a new recurring feature in which we address questions related to service animals.  In this issue we cover (1) pets versus service dogs and (2) pit bulls as service dogs.
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Conflict Resolution Policies Help Employers Remain Union Free
June 13, 2017
No workplace is free of conflict and employee disagreement.  Disputes arise in all workplaces and can be related to just about every imaginable issue, including dissatisfaction with break times, seemingly unjust disciplinary actions, lunches stolen from the lunch room refrigerator, and co-worker hygiene issues.
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Alert! Nevada Legislature Passes New Employment Law For Pregnant Workers
June 13, 2017
At the end of the recently concluded session, the Nevada Legislature passed and the Governor signed the Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act that applies to employers of 15 or more employees.  The Act expands an employer's obligations to accommodate pregnant female employees and applicants as well as those who are suffering from a condition related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical or mental condition.
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June 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
June 13, 2017
Yesterday, June 12, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor, now headed up by President Donald Trump appointee Alexander Acosta, published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the so-called “persuader rule”.
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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