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Why Training for Your Supervisors Is Very Important
January 28, 2020
It isn’t any secret that employment laws are constantly changing and employers need to keep up
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The Devil is in the Details: Meeting the Criteria for an H-1B Visa Continues to Become More Difficult
January 22, 2020
It’s not getting any easier to persuade the government that your worker is eligible for an H-1B visa.
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Handbook Alert - NLRB Addresses Dress Code Policy Regarding Union Buttons/Insignia
January 13, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board recently addressed Walmart’s dress code policy that prohibits employees from wearing any buttons or insignia unless they are “small and non-distracting.”
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Immigration Issues in the Workplace: What to Expect in 2020
January 13, 2020
Developments in employment-based immigration during the decade are likely to be influenced by this year’s federal elections.
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Massachusetts: Don’t Wait a Decade – Five Things All Employers Should Do Annually
January 8, 2020
In a recent article in BusinessWest, Skoler Abbott Attorney Maureen James summarized significant 2019 employment law developments and set forth what employers should be on the lookout for in 2020.
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It’s About Time: DOL Announces Final Rule on Regular Rate Under FLSA
January 6, 2020
For the first time in over 50 years, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated the “regular rate” rule.
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OFCCP May Soon Allow for Expedited Resolution of Contractor Violations
January 6, 2020
On December 30, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that aims to clarify the process for its two formal notices – the Predetermination Notice (PDN) and Notice of Violation (NOV).
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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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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