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2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act Impacts Tip Pools
March 30, 2018
On March 23, Congress passed, and the President signed, the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (“Act”) to appropriate and allocate federal funds for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018.
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Yoga Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation
March 30, 2018
I was highly entertained by a recent case in which an employee requested to attend a yoga class as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Employee Pain Management and the ADA
March 29, 2018
The national opioid epidemic of course has workplace implications, as more employees either have prescriptions for or are consuming pain medicine, such as morphine or Vicodin, with or without a prescription.
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Beware of Biometrics
March 29, 2018
Biometric authentication technology is becoming widely used by employers to track employee data, employee work hours, and employee locations. This creates a potential source of employer liability.
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Recuse Me? Why the NLRB’s Order Vacating the Hy-Brand Decision Should Not Stand
March 22, 2018
Practitioners of labor law know that the 5-member panel comprising the National Labor Relations Board is appointed by the President of the United States. The Board majority (three members) are from the President’s party and the remaining two members are from the other party. As the administration changes, so does the Board majority.
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McDonald’s & The NLRB to Settle a Nearly Four-Year Battle Involving Joint-Employer Status
March 22, 2018
On March 19, 2018, McDonald’s reached a proposed settlement with the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) to resolve the outstanding litigation concerning alleged labor law violations by McDonald’s franchisees.
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What Lessons Can Employers Learn from the Uber Class Action?
March 21, 2018
For years, a class action lawsuit brought by a group of Uber drivers has been pending in federal court in California.  The plaintiffs in that case allege that they are misclassified as independent contractors and are entitled to wages, overtime, and tips.
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What to Make of the DOL'S PAID Program
March 21, 2018
You may have read about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Payroll Audit Independent Determination” or “PAID’’ pilot program.
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Presented With Fraudulent Employment Documentation?
March 20, 2018
The fines levied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for hiring undocumented workers can be severe. They range up to $2,000 per worker for a first time offense and up to $10,000 per worker for a third offense. It’s something no employer wants to face.
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Companies must comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation by May 25, 2018
March 16, 2018
CMS would like to call your attention to the fact that companies doing business in Europe must comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 25, 2018.
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No FMLA for Pet’s Death
March 16, 2018
My interest was piqued by a recent case in which an employee claimed that his insomnia following his dog’s death was a serious health condition under the FMLA.
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California Supreme Court Adopts Employee-Friendly Test For Calculating Overtime On Flat-Sum Bonuses
March 13, 2018
The California Supreme Court has adopted an employee-friendly test for calculating the
overtime due on a non-discretionary, flat-sum bonus.
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Tweets Follow

Jul 18

We Sued the DOL, and the DOL Blinked. A Summary of the Persauder Rule outcome: https://t.co/YkWTg02mn4

Jul 18

New #SHRM Court Report: FMLA Leave May Not Preclude Unemployment Benefits: https://t.co/RRbbRGHSZg

Jul 18

NLRB Expands Weingarten Rights - What this Means for Employers: https://t.co/L54DiYJvEv