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“Taking a Trip Is Not Protected Activity Under the FMLA”
April 28, 2021
A federal court tossed an employee’s rather cheeky claims of interference with her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as retaliation for taking FMLA leave, when she was fired after taking a trip to Thailand
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EEO-1 Required Data Collection Now Open (through July 19, 2021)
April 27, 2021
On April 26, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a bulletin announcing that required EEO-1 component data collection for 2019 and 2020 is now open for reporting.
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[Don’t] Keep the Change: NLRB Declines to Modify its “Contract Bar” Rule
April 22, 2021
After receiving requested briefs from employer advocates, unions, lawmakers, and public input, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) declined to modify its “contract bar” rule in a decision released on Wednesday, April 21.
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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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How Badly Are Things Going for Unions Right Now?
April 15, 2021
Unions have been back in the news again so it seems like a good time for a brief check-in to see how they are faring.
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New Employment Laws in Maryland – Protection for Essential Workers, Bereavement Leave, Workplace Peace Orders, and More! (And a Webinar!)
April 15, 2021
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a tumultuous session for the Maryland General Assembly, whose 2021 session ended at midnight on Monday, April 12.
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The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity
April 13, 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
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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