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If ICE Comes, Are You Ready?
December 11, 2019
2019 was unquestionably a busy year for the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
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Sick Leave for Service Animals?
December 11, 2019
A shift in my thinking comes out of the Frequently Asked Questions on Arizona’s Earned Sick Time Law, which one of my partners was recently perusing.
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ICE Conducting Site Visits at STEM OPT Employer Locations
December 11, 2019
A recent article by Forbes reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started conducting site visits “to investigate students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.”
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Reminder – Time to Reclassify Exempt Employees Making Less than $684/wk ($35,568)
December 10, 2019
Employers with exempt (salaried) employees – do not forget that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary threshold increases January 1, 2020 to $684 per week ($35,568).
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Important End Of Year Chore – Preserve Your E-Verify Records
December 9, 2019
If you began using E-Verify at least 10 years ago, you will want to take measures by December 31, 2019 to preserve your data.
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like [Bonus Time] Everywhere You Go…
December 3, 2019
It’s that time of year where employers and employees alike get into the holiday spirit. Being the wage and hour blog that it is, I thought about sharing a few general holiday reminders.
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Non-Union Members Denied Fair-Share Fee Refunds After Janus
December 1, 2019
In November, the Seventh Circuit joined the consensus across the country, concluding in two separate cases that unions that collected fair share fees prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, 585, U.S. ____ (2018), in accordance with state law and Abood v. Detroit Bd. Of Educ., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), are entitled to assert a good faith defense to Section 1983 liability.
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OFCCP Issues New Construction Technical Assistance Guide
November 27, 2019
On November 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the issuance of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide – Construction Contractors.
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Minnesota: Year-End Reminders
November 25, 2019
With the end of the year very nearly upon us, here are a few Minnesota employment law changes to keep in mind as your business heads into 2020.
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Seventh Circuit Issues ADA Reassignment Guidance
November 25, 2019
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified its position concerning reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Sexual Harassment Allegation Leads to Employer Discrimination Against Accused
November 21, 2019
When greeted with allegations of sexual harassment, any employer is understandably concerned. When those allegations are against a man in a position of power, that concern tends to be elevated.
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I Am Anxious; Am I Covered Under ADA?
November 21, 2019
Anxiety is commonly discussed and self-identified in the work environment and elsewhere. An individual may suffer from anxiety for any number of reasons, some of which are not medical in nature.
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Apr 07

New @shrm Court Report: Damages Are Required to Maintain an FMLA Claim https://t.co/JikyMAqxc7

Apr 06

American Rescue Plan Act Mandates COBRA Subsidies Through September '21 for COBRA Qualifying Beneficiaries Who Lose… https://t.co/dPElhePOxb

Apr 06

The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity, Week 11 https://t.co/sCGJ6GpRw6