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Workplace Lessons From Charlottesville
August 17, 2017
Following the violent events and controversy surrounding the white nationalist/supremacist rally in Charlottesville, it was reported by Berkeleyside that an employee was fired from his job because of his participation in the rally.
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The Latest On NLRB Appointees
August 15, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is made up of five Members who are appointed by the President to five-year terms, with U.S. Senate consent.  For the last several years, however, the Board has been operating with only three Members.
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Arbitration Award Consistent with the One Day Rest in Seven Act
August 15, 2017
In Mondelez Global LLC v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District No. 8, an employer prohibited its unionized employees from working seven consecutive days without a 24-hour rest period.
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US DOL Seeks Input on Overtime Rule
August 11, 2017
President Trump’s administration has finally taken some action on the Obama-era Department of Labor Overtime Rule.  Since inauguration day, employers nationwide have wondered what would become of the controversial overtime rule.
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The Minnesota Whistleblower Act & August 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
August 11, 2017
This week, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a landmark unanimous opinion in Friedlander v. Edwards Lifesciences, LLC finding that an employee’s purpose for exposing an alleged illegality is no longer relevant to be afforded protection under the Minnesota Whistleblower Act (the Act). 
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Animal Subcontracting – Getting the Union’s Goat!
August 10, 2017
Western Michigan University has brought in goats to clear areas of the campus. But a union has decided to butt in and has filed a grievance against the University, claiming that the goats were performing “union work."
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EEOC's $2 Million Settlement Of Nationwide ADA Case Shines Light On The Risks Presented By Inflexible Maximum Leave Policies
August 10, 2017
EEOC announced Tuesday that it had settled a decade-old dispute revolving around allegations that a UPS “maximum leave” policy setting an inflexible termination requirement at 12 months violated the ADA.
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Governor Signs Oregon’s “Predictive Scheduling” Law
August 8, 2017
On August 8th, the Oregon Governor signed into law Senate Bill 828, which provides that large employers in the retail, hospitality, and food services industries must pay additional compensation to employees for certain scheduling changes.
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New York State Appeals Court Finds Employee Class Action Waivers Unenforceable
August 8, 2017
Employers will recall that the NLRB has repeatedly held that mandatory arbitration agreements barring employees from participation in class, collective, and representative actions unlawfully interfere with employees’ right to engage in protected, concerted activity regarding their terms and conditions of employment under the NLRA.
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New York City Commission on Human Rights Adopts Rules Implementing the Fair Chance Act; Proposes Rules Implementing the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act
August 7, 2017
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) recently published final rules to clarify the procedures and application of the New York City Fair Chance Act. The rules became effective on August 5, 2017.
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Nevada's New Domestic Violence Leave and Accommodation Laws
August 7, 2017
Senate Bill 361, passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Governor Sandoval, requires employers to provide leave and reasonable accommodations to employees who are victims of domestic violence or whose family or household members are victims of domestic violence.
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Don’t Access My Emails And Tell Me It’s Legal
August 3, 2017
In today’s blog, we ask employers to leave it to departing employees to do dumb stuff with email.
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Dec 13

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Dec 13

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Dec 12

Nevada Supreme Court Determines That Employees May Sue For State Law Wage Violations: https://t.co/DVe8FJ3wga