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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
April 11, 2021
Each week during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers.
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Employers – Make Sure Your Story Makes Sense! (And Is Truthful!)
April 7, 2021
Every now and then I read a case where from the beginning when presented with the employer’s handling of a termination, I can see the wheels coming off – so to speak.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
March 29, 2021
Each week during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers.
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Illinois: New IHRA Amendments Severely Limit Employers’ Ability to Consider Criminal Background
March 26, 2021
On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) that substantially limit employers’ ability to consider an applicant or employee’s criminal history.
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The DOL’s Tipped Employee Final Rule: What Is Taking Effect and What Is Not
March 24, 2021
With the change in administration, the Department of Labor’s recently-issued Final Rule governing the treatment of tipped employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act was thrown into doubt.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
March 22, 2021
Each week during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
March 12, 2021
Each Friday during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers.
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California: The March 31, 2021 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Is Approaching. What You Need To Know
March 10, 2021
Pursuant to a new state law, California Government Code Section 12999, which became effective on January 1, 2021, private employers with 100 or more employees (with at least one employee in California) are required to submit a “pay data report” to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing by March 31, 2021, and annually thereafter.
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Ontario: Extraordinary Circumstances call for Extraordinary Remedies
March 9, 2021
In Caplan v Atas, 2021 ONSC 670 (“Caplan”), following a series of protracted, abhorrent campaigns of harassment and defamation committed by the defendant, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (the “Court”) expanded the common law in Ontario by recognizing a new tort: harassment in online communications.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
March 5, 2021
Each Friday during the first 100 days of the new administration, we will provide a recap of significant initiatives and events that will impact employers.
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The EEOC’s Very Broad Approach to National Origin Discrimination and English-Only Policies
March 4, 2021
In my next installment of what has turned out to be a series on the articles written by EEOC staff members for its quarterly Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, I offer you some interesting tidbits from its most recent publication, addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII – a protected characteristic that is surprisingly wide in scope and, as the EEOC notes, often overlaps with race, color, or religious discrimination.
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California Supreme Court Prohibits Rounding Of Meal-Period Swipes
March 2, 2021
In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court held last week that employers cannot engage in the practice of rounding employees’ time punches in the meal-period context.
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