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The Missouri Human Rights Act Does Not Apply Outside of Missouri
December 27, 2018
In Dwight Tuttle v. Dobbs Tire & Auto, Inc., No. ED106615 (Dec 18, 2018), Robert Younger and Dean Kpere-Daibo of McMahon Berger successfully defended an age discrimination and retaliation suit brought pursuant to the Missouri Human Rights Act where the Plaintiff was employed in Illinois.
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Are Safety Rules and Requirements Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining?
December 27, 2018
On November 20, the NLRB considered an employer’s unilateral change to safety procedures.
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Leaving Work Early Due to Fear of Rush-Hour Traffic Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation
December 27, 2018
An employee requested that she be permitted to leave work early every day due to her anxiety triggered by driving home in heavy traffic.
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Massachusetts: Employers’ Rights Under Recreational Marijuana Law May Soon Go up in Smoke
December 27, 2018
The burning question for most employers was whether they could fire or otherwise discipline employees who legally use recreational marijuana.
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Legal Highlights for Massachusetts Employers in 2018
December 21, 2018
 Here’s a preview of some of the highlights – and, for the record, we think 2018 was a bust.
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New York State Proposes New Predictable Scheduling Regulations for Most Employers
December 20, 2018
On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) proposed changes to existing regulations that impose new pay obligations on employers who change employees’ work schedules on short notice or schedule their shifts less than two weeks in advance, and expanding current requirements for additional pay when an employee on standby is called to report for work.
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Tattoos and Social Media = Age Discrimination?
December 20, 2018
When a company relaxes its workplace policies to allow employees to openly display tattoos and use social media at work, does that mean it’s discriminating against older people?
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Michigan Governer Rick Snyder Signs Into Law Acts Addressing Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave
December 20, 2018
On December 14, 2018, Governor Snyder signed into law the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (the “Wage Act”) and the Paid Medical Leave Act (the “Leave Act”).
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Canada: Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Liability for Theft
December 20, 2018
What options are available to an employer who, after signing a mutual release releasing an employee from liability, finds out that the employee embezzled a large amount of money?
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Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries Publishes Final Rules in advance of the Oregon Equal Pay Act’s January 1, 2019 Effective Date
December 18, 2018
The final rules followed a rulemaking process where the agency received a significant number of stakeholder comments.
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NLRB Looks to the Future
December 18, 2018
Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel released a 4-year strategic plan. The plan sets four broad goals that relate to how the NLRB carries out its mission.
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Canada: Mud in the Water: Divisional Court holds limiting language required to displace presumption of reasonable notice
December 18, 2018
It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to understand what language is required in order for a termination clause to be enforceable.
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