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Medical Marijuana Creates Joint Employer
February 10, 2020
In a case of first impression, an employer was ordered to pay a medical marijuana prescription for an employee on workers’ compensation.
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EEO Tips: How the Supreme Court May Affect Employers in 2020
February 9, 2020
What is the Supreme Court doing this year that will affect employers? They have a number of things in the works that are worth watching.
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U.S. DOL Clarifies Joint Employer Standard
February 7, 2020
The United States Department of Labor’s New Year’s gift to employers is its final joint employer rule, which becomes effective on March 16, 2020.
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Minnesota: W-4MN Compliance Reminder
February 5, 2020
The recent changes to state and federal tax law require Minnesota employers to complete both a federal Form W-4 and a Minnesota Form W-4MN for new employees joining your workforce in 2020.
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“[M]aintaining Consciousness is a Basic Element of any Job”
February 5, 2020
In Clark v. Champion National Security, Inc., a personnel manager had requested and received several accommodations for his diabetes.
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Maryland’s General Assembly Overrides “Ban the Box” Veto – What’s Next for Employers
February 3, 2020
On January 30, 2020, the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the “Ban the Box” bill that was passed in the last legislative session, just as we predicted.
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Illinois Department of Human Rights Issues Guidance on Anti-Harassment Training
February 3, 2020
In 2019, the Illinois General Assembly enacted, and Governor Pritzker signed into law, P.A. 101-0221, containing sweeping new measures to combat workplace harassment.
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New Form I-9 Provides Perfect Time for Employer Self-Audit
February 3, 2020
On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9, which is available on its website.
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DOL Opinion Letter Clarifies Method for Calculating Overtime Pay for Nondiscretionary Bonus
January 31, 2020
On January 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its first Opinion Letter of the new year –  FLSA2020-1.
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Another Drop in Union Membership in 2019 and Some Interesting Tidbits
January 29, 2020
Union membership rate nationwide in 2019 dropped to 10.3 percent, despite a fairly robust national economy and continued job growth.
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Pronouns and Coworkers and Misgendering (Oh My!)
January 29, 2020
Pronouns – those articles of speech referring to the person other than by name – have become complicated.
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Embarrassing Email Evidence
January 29, 2020
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday, January 9, 2020, released damaging emails from Boeing regarding its 737 Max Jetliner.
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Sep 23

Massachusetts: Department of Family and Medical Leave Finalizes Revised PFML Regulations https://t.co/2z2bThApUS

Sep 23

Maryland Bans Another Box from Employment Applications (and Discussions) https://t.co/BnNSLHduFd

Sep 17

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Starts September 19 https://t.co/KyGlZL9bCB