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Is It OK to Skip Background Checks in a Tight Labor Market?
June 30, 2020
We get that it is hard to find good help. And we understand that the success of your organization depends on having the people to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. But there are so many things that can go wrong when short cuts are taken in your hiring process.
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Developments in the NLRB’s Revised Representation Election Rule – Where Is It Now?
June 30, 2020
Back on June 1, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board implemented many of its proposed changes to the rule governing representation elections, in which employees vote on whether they wish to be represented by a union.
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“Transfer” Following Job Elimination Triggered Non-Compete Countdown
June 30, 2020
A recent case warns employers that there may be non-compete implications when employees are transferred to a new job after a position elimination – an issue of particular relevance in the current economic climate.
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NLRB Permits Employers to Search Company Devices and Employee Property, Including Cars
June 30, 2020
In Verizon Wireless, the National Labor Relations Board held that employer rules authorizing the monitoring of company electronic devices and searches of employee property, including cars, were lawful.
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DOL Issues Five New Opinion Letters
June 26, 2020
On June 25, 2020, the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued five new opinion letters.
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Race and the Workplace
June 25, 2020
We by no means claim to be social scientists with a blueprint to address the scope of racial disparities. That said, we suggest employers consider the following.
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NLRB Restores Important Employer Right
June 24, 2020
This week, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) rolled back another decision of the Obama Board.
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Nevada Minimum Wage Increases July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
Nevada’s minimum wage will increase July 1, 2020 to $8.00 an hour for the lower tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been offered/made available) and $9.00 an hour for the higher tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have not been offered/made available).
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Supreme Court Rules DACA to Continue—For Now
June 19, 2020
On June 18, 2020, The United States Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that the Trump Administration could not immediately shut down DACA.
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Illinois: Employers Await Guidance on Workplace Transparency Act Reporting as July 1 Deadline Approaches
June 18, 2020
Last summer, Illinois adopted sweeping anti-harassment legislation including a new law known as the Workplace Transparency Act.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination
June 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Supreme ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Extends Protections for Homosexual & Transgender Employees Under Title VII
June 15, 2020
In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the United States extended protections for homosexual and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Tweets Follow

Mar 01

The First 100 Days of the Biden Administration: Labor and Employment Activity https://t.co/TtDqf1RyQn

Feb 26

EEOC Issues Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement and Litigation Data: https://t.co/hmhgYRNdiG

Feb 25

What Is Fragmentation of Harassment Claims? The EEOC Speaks: https://t.co/0ND7OMQmmz