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Ontario: Carte Blanche for Crown Prosecutors in "Complex Cases"?
January 3, 2020
The Ontario Court of Appeal has issued a decision that will likely make it more difficult for defendants in complex regulatory prosecutions to assert their Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time.
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Changes to Wage and Hour Law Took Effect January 1, 2020
January 3, 2020
As of January 1, 2020, employers need to ensure that employees classified as “exempt” from overtime requirements are being paid the required salary.
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Oregon Reminder: These Employment-Related Laws in Effect January 1
January 3, 2020
2020 is here, which means now is a great time to remind our readers of the Oregon employment-related laws passed during the 2019 legislative session that take effect in the new year.
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NLRB To Expand Definition of Effective Recommendation of Discipline?
December 27, 2019
In its unpublished decision in Bloomsburg Care and Rehabilitation Center, the National Labor Relations Board expressed a willingness to reconsider, and likely expand, what constitutes an alleged supervisor’s ability to “effectively recommend” discipline.
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SECURE Act Offers Numerous Changes Intended to Enhance Retirement Plan Savings
December 26, 2019
On Friday, December 20, President Trump signed into law the end-of-year appropriations (spending) bill that includes the much lauded, bipartisan-supported SECURE Act of 2019.
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Snow Days, Weather Delays, and Employee Pay
December 23, 2019
It’s the time of year to consider an employer’s obligations to pay exempt and non-exempt employees when reporting to work is delayed or the employer is closed due to weather issues.
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Christmas Comes Early for Employers with Big NLRB Wins
December 20, 2019
It’s been a winning season for businesses, with employers garnering some big NLRB wins.
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New Year's Resolutions for HR
December 19, 2019
We offer the following ten resolutions for business leaders with HR responsibilities to adopt for 2020.
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Calling Employer “Stupid” Protected Under NLRA
December 19, 2019
The case of Roseburg v. Forest Products Company and Carpenters Industrial Council Local Union No. 2949 (NLRB Nov. 29, 2019), involved the scope of an employee’s protected activity when criticizing the company on the union’s Facebook page.
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Employers May Cease Deducting Union Dues When CBA Expires
December 17, 2019
This week, on December 16, 2019, the NLRB reversed Lincoln Lutheran of Racine and returned to the rule established by Bethlehem Steel, 136 NLRB 1500 (1962), holding that a dues checkoff provision did not survive the expiration of the relevant CBA, and that an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act by discontinuing its practice of deducting employees’ union dues from their wages over a year after the CBA expired.
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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Monitoring Employees’ Social Media
December 16, 2019
Employees received an early present on the social media front this fall. A recent decision from the Nation Labor Relations Board has set additional parameters on what employers may and may not do when it comes to monitoring employees’ social media.
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NLRB Delivers A “Holiday Gift” To Employers: New Union Election Timelines
December 13, 2019
On December 13, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule revising the Obama-era union election procedures (known as “R-Case” rules). The revision to the procedures will become effective 120 days from its publication in the Federal Register next week.
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