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Does Holding Unions Accountable Help Employers?
October 31, 2018
The General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board issued a memo on October 24, 2018 that focused on the unions’ duty of fair representation to their bargaining unit members.
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EEOC Statistics Highlight the Continuing Impact of the #MeToo Movement
October 31, 2018
It has been just over a year since the New York Times published its first report regarding allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against Hollywood rainmaker Harvey Weinstein.
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Update Your Background Check Forms
October 30, 2018
On September 21, a provision in the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act kicked in that required employers to update their background check forms to advise applicants and employees that a “national security freeze” was available to protect them from identity theft.
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Immigration Policies’ Impact Extending to Employers
October 30, 2018
The Trump Administration has under taken significant efforts to impact immigration policies  through executive action.
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Employment Disputes on the Horizon
October 29, 2018
We recently were invited to present our assessment of what we think employment disputes of the future will involve.
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Trump Administration Ramps Up OSHA Enforcement
October 29, 2018
The  generalization  that  a  Republican  president  places  less  emphasis  on  employment  issues  enforcement  is  often wrong.
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Want to Crack Down on FMLA Abuse? Try the Chicago Way
October 26, 2018
Picture a 911 call center deep in the City of Chicago. Pretty busy, yes? And like many other call centers, this 911 call center has plenty of employees who take FMLA leave.
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Deducting Union Dues After A Collective Bargaining Agreement Expires
October 25, 2018
An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board recently held that Valley Hospital Medical Center could rely upon language in an expired collective bargaining agreement and cease deducting union dues because the language stated the dues-checkoff requirements “shall be continued in effect for the term of this Agreement.”
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Court Finds Nevada Law Requires Employer To Pay Employees For Time Spent On Security Screenings
October 24, 2018
On September 19, 2018, a federal circuit court ruled that time spent by hourly employees waiting for and undergoing a mandatory security screening was compensable time under Nevada wage and hour law.
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OSHA Issues Clarification on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing
October 22, 2018
For the past couple of years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enforced a rule that prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.
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FMLA FAQ: Can Foster Parents Take an Additional 12 Weeks of FMLA Leave After They Adopt a Child?
October 19, 2018
Under the FMLA, foster care is defined as: 1) 24‑hour care for children in substitution for, and away from, their parents or guardian; and 2) The placement into foster care involves state action, voluntary or involuntary removal of the child from the parents or guardian, and an agreement between the State and foster family that the foster family will take care of the child. 29 CFR 825.122(g)
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Multiple Summary Judgment Motions Ruled Upon in Texas Employment Discrimination and Wage Disparity Case Brought by Female Physician
October 19, 2018
A typical Dallas employment discrimination case can involve multiple claims and a wide array of accusations against the employer.
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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