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California Codifies “ABC” Test to Limit Independent Contractors and Expand Definition of “Employee”
September 25, 2019
Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a controversial and closely watched bill entitled AB-5
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And the Costs Keep Rising: Immigration at a Glance
September 24, 2019
There have been a few developments in the employment-related immigration arena that employers should be aware of.
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Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule - In Effect January 1, 2020
September 24, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule today regarding the overtime exceptions under the so-called “white collar” exemptions.
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Ontario: New Human Rights Restrictions when Recruiting Immigrants
September 24, 2019
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently awarded over $100,000, representing four years’ lost salary, and $15,000.00 for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect to a job applicant who was denied a position after lying about his ability to work legally in Canada on a permanent basis.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Outlaws Split-Day Compensation Plans
September 19, 2019
On September 18, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that split-day payment plans violate Minn. Stat. § 177.25, subd. 1 of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MNFLSA”).
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A New Day for Illinois: Expectations on the Impacts of the J. B. Pritzker Administration
September 19, 2019
Franczek attorneys Melissa Sobota and Erin Walsh authored the article, “A New Day for Illinois: Expectations on the Impacts of the J. B. Pritzker Administration” published in the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, Volume 36, Issue No. 3.
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NLRB Clarifies Employer Right to Require Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Following Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision
September 12, 2019
In a significant decision for employers, the National Labor Relations Board provided new guidance addressing the intersection of arbitration agreements and the National Labor Relations Act.
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The EEOC’s Approach to Remedies for Discrimination
September 11, 2019
As I was perusing a recently-released volume of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s quarterly Digest of EEO Law, I came across an interesting article, “An Overview of Common Remedies Available in Disparate Treatment Claims of Discrimination.”
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NLRB Adopts a New, Employer-Friendly Standard for Unilateral Changes to Job Terms and Asks for Input on Its Standard Protecting Profane Speech
September 11, 2019
Over the course of the past year, the National Labor Relations Board has indicated its willingness to develop more employer-friendly standards that allow employers more flexibility in managing their businesses and their unionized workforces.
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NLRB Publishes Advice Memo On Social Media Rules
September 9, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel has published an Advice Memo on the legality of social media rules adopted by CVS Health.
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NLRB Rules Misclassification of Independent Contractors Does Not Violate the NLRA
September 6, 2019
On August 29, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board determined that employers do not violate the National Labor Relations Act merely by misclassifying employees as independent contractors when they should have been classified as employees.
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New York State Expands Protections for Domestic Violence Victims
September 5, 2019
On August 20, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will expand existing legal protections for victims of domestic violence by creating new reasonable accommodation obligations under the New York State Human Rights Law, effective November 18, 2019.
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