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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
January 21, 2022
This edition of On your radar highlights important employment law developments expected in Europe in 2022.
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Ten Things Oregon and Washington Employers Should Know For 2022
December 29, 2021
As 2021 comes to a close, here are ten things employers in Oregon and Washington should know.
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Ontario Passes the Working for Workers Act, 2021
December 2, 2021
New rules affecting employment relationships in unprecedented and varying ways have been made as a result of the Ontario Government passing Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021 (“Bill 27”).
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New DOL Rule Adds Civil Penalties for Taking Employee Tips
September 23, 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a new final regulation in which the DOL asserts authority to penalize employers up to $1,100 per violation, on top of any back wages owed.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
September 7, 2021
The international CMS employment group has the pleasure of sharing the latest edition of On Your Radar publication giving you access to the key employment law developments at your fingertips. Our easy to read guide provides our expert analysis and action points to deal with these developments in Europe and beyond.
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Military Leave Benefits Expansion? Things to Consider
August 20, 2021
The Uniform Services Employee and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) requires employers
to treat military service members equally to employees on other types of leave. Does that
mean if your employment policies provide for paid short-term leaves as well?
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Oregon’s 2021 Legislative Session Brings Significant Changes for Employers
July 23, 2021
The Oregon State Legislature adjourned its 2021 session at the end of June, but not before passing a slew of bills, some of which bring noteworthy changes for Oregon employers.
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Illinois More than Doubles Penalties for Wage & Hour Violations
July 14, 2021
On Friday, July 9, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act that increases the penalty for underpaying wages from 2% of the amount of the underpayment per month to 5%.
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Oregon Legislature, Nearing End of Session, Passes New Laws on Non-Competes, Hairstyles at Work, Equity at Public Schools, and Education Dress Codes
June 21, 2021
The Oregon Legislature is nearing the end of this Legislative Session and is busy with state budgeting and finding time to pass new laws impacting employers, employees, and public education.
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Minnesota: Medical Marijuana, Mask Mandates and More
May 21, 2021
On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated recommendations directing that fully vaccinated individuals (defined as persons who are two weeks past their final COVID-19 vaccination), “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting,” except where required by local, business, or workplace rules.
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The First 100 Week 14: Pro-Labor and Judicial Nominations Continue and DOL Focuses on Worker Status, Pushes for More Investigators
April 29, 2021
In the final week of first 100 days of the Biden administration, significant labor and employment activity includes a Department of Labor official and two judicial nominations sent to the Senate, a push from the DOL Wage and Hour Division for the expanded enforcement, a call to employers to provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated, and the White House’s release of fact sheets signaling the administration’s strong support for union-friendly policy initiatives.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
April 20, 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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Tweets Follow

Jan 26

OSHA Withdraws Vax-or-Test ETS, Plans to Issue Permanent Healthcare Standard https://t.co/W9F9ZMMqr8

Jan 25

New @shrm Court Report: Arbitration Agreement Forecloses Litigation of Discrimination Claims https://t.co/JikyMAqxc7

Jan 24

The DOL (Finally!) Provides Guidance on Compensability of COVID Testing/Vaccination Time https://t.co/KwuVP2OClE