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Illinois Supreme Court Case Recognizes Low Bar for Biometric Information Liability
January 25, 2019
In a decision issued late last week, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a private citizen to sue a company for failing to provide written notice and obtain a signed release before collecting his fingerprint data in violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act, even though he had no claim of actual injury or harm apart from the statutory violation itself.
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Massachusetts: Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave Publishes Proposed Regulations
January 24, 2019
As we reported on our blog back in June, legislation known as the “Grand Bargain” created a new state program providing paid family and medical leave benefits for eligible Massachusetts employees. On January 23rd, the Department published proposed regulations on the law, giving us a first look at how the new Department proposes to answer some of those open questions.
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Complaints and Lawsuits Grind to a Halt as Shutdown Continues, Federal Court Funding About to Run Out
January 23, 2019
One less obvious impact of the shutdown is that federal administrative matters and court cases have begun to grind to a halt as federal agencies and courts begin to run out of funding.
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New Year, New…Changes to EEOC Wellness Rules
January 22, 2019
Millions of employees nationwide pledge to get fit at the start of each new year, and 2019 is no different.
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IRS Continues to Issue Employer Mandate Penalty Letters; Fill out Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Correctly
January 22, 2019
The IRS is currently issuing Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate penalties for the 2016 calendar year.
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Understanding The U.S. Supreme Court’s Two Recent Arbitration Decisions
January 22, 2019
On January 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pro-arbitration decision in Schein v. Archer & White Sales, Inc. which provided great news for employers by strengthening arbitration agreements.
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Illinois: The New Year Brings Employee-Friendly Orders and Legislation
January 21, 2019
J.B. Pritzker assumed the Illinois Governor’s Office on January 14, 2019. By January 15th, Governor Pritzker adopted several Executive Orders and signed into law legislation benefiting Illinois employees.
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Texas Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Sex Discrimination Lawsuit by TXDOT Employee Who Took State Property
January 18, 2019
There are a seemingly endless array of situations that can lead to a Dallas employment discrimination lawsuit, some of which have merit but many of which do not.
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RIFs Are Not the Easy Solution for Problem Employees
January 16, 2019
Some employers view a reduction in force as an apparently easy and clean way to get rid of employees they do not want – like poor performers, who have not been properly performance-managed. The case of Hawks v. Ballantine Communications, Inc., however, highlights the peril of such thinking.
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Missouri: Uncertainty Continues Regarding Proper Payment Of Tipped Employees
January 16, 2019
The use of tip credits by employers involves the crediting of tips an employee earns toward their hourly pay and, as a result, reducing the amount the employer contributes toward meeting the relevant minimum wage threshold.
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The Top 4 Things Employers Should Do In 2019
January 15, 2019
If you are an employer, please do not forget about new year resolutions for your business too.
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Arbitrator Went Too Far in Ordering Violent Nurse Back to Work
January 15, 2019
A Massachusetts federal judge ruled that an arbitrator exceeded his authority under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by ordering the reinstatement of a nurse discharged for assaulting a co-worker at the hospital where both were employed.
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