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E-Verify Halted Amidst Government Shutdown
January 11, 2019
Heading for its fourth week, the government shutdown continues to impact workers and employers nationwide.
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Texas School District Ordered to Comply with Public Information Act Request Concerning Alleged Harassment, Discrimination, and Employees’ Romantic Affairs
January 11, 2019
Sexual harassment and discrimination claims are all too common these days – so common, in fact, that it would seem like such cases should fall more in the “old news” category than in the “breaking news story” category.
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Family Savings Act Includes Many Positive Changes for Retirement Plans
January 10, 2019
In September, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed three bills collectively called Tax Reform 2.0. One of the bills, HR 6757 (Family Savings Act of 2018), will likely enjoy broad support in the Senate if it makes it to a vote there.
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Extraordinary Employee Misconduct: Hitting on Arrestees!
January 9, 2019
I was both shocked and amused by a case involving a trooper who was fired after he hit on a female motorist after arresting her! While he was on a last chance agreement for (wait for it…) hitting on another female motorist after arresting her!
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DOL Opinion Letter on Traveling Home Health Aide Pay Is a Good Reminder for All Employers: Remember Travel Time!
January 9, 2019
A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Opinion Letter reminds employers that travel time for non-exempt employees is an important but often overlooked area where even conscientious employers can find themselves in violation.
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Will Boston Symphony Orchestra Equal Pay Lawsuit Provide Clarification? Maybe Not
January 7, 2019
Boston Symphony Orchestra’s principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against the Orchestra alleging that she was paid less per year than the principal male oboe player because of her gender.
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ICE Reports Massive 2018 Workplace Investigations Increase; More to Follow in 2019
January 7, 2019
As is now generally common knowledge, the Trump administration has made immigration enforcement a top priority.
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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful (I think I Need a Sick Day)!!
January 3, 2019
If you are in a state with mandatory sick leave, employees may be invoking their right to no-questions-asked leave when you otherwise prohibit any excuses.
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Employers May Be Impacted by Changes to 2019 H-1B Visa Application Process
January 2, 2019
Employers who have sponsored H-1B Visas for foreign workers know that the process to do so is no easy task.
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Update on Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Missouri
January 2, 2019
On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment (“Amendment 2”) to legalize medical marijuana.
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Changes Coming to Massachusetts and Connecticut on January 1, 2019
December 31, 2018
2018 was a busy year in employment law for Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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EEOC and Employee Wellness Programs: The Saga Continues
December 28, 2018
With a week to spare before the AARP v. EEOC court decision to vacate regulations concerning wellness program incentives goes into effect, the EEOC rescinded parts of its May 2016 rules.
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Mar 22

As April 1 H1-B Application Deadline Looms, Remember Changes to Rules and Lottery Process: https://t.co/mF5xKLcaln

Mar 21

New @SHRM Court Report: Refusal to Participate in Investigation Bars ADA Claim: https://t.co/AWYh0JLPLK

Mar 20

DOL Issues New Opinion Letters: https://t.co/nO1VmxsuqE