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Minnesota: Potpourri of Wage & Hour News
February 25, 2020
In the past week there was nothing really Earth-shattering as far as wage and hour updates, but certainly some updates to note.
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Economy Expands, Unions Decline
February 24, 2020
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private and public union membership in 2019 declined.
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What Has the EEOC Been Up to Recently?
February 24, 2020
Little has been announced by the EEOC about new priorities or whether charge handling procedures will change. But we can put together some statistics as to the agency’s recent accomplishments.
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Wage and Hour Update
February 24, 2020
Employers should remain diligent to ensure they are complying with the various wage hour statutes.
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Must an Employer Pay for Medical Marijuana?
February 21, 2020
In Hager v. M&K Construction, a New Jersey state appellate court recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s order for an employer to reimburse a former employee for his use of medical marijuana for chronic pain following a work-related accident.
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EEOC Charges Reach Record Low
February 20, 2020
According to information recently released by the EEOC, a total of 72,675 charges were filed during Fiscal Year 2019. This is the fewest ever since the EEOC began releasing charge statistics in 1997.
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Ontario: "Creative Sentencing" for Corporations Convicted of OH&S Offences Arrives
February 19, 2020
An Ontario Court may have altered the legal landscape with respect to sentencing corporations convicted of offences under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”).
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Illinois: A Not So Sweet Deal for Employers Seeking to Protect Trade Secrets Under the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine
February 12, 2020
An Illinois appellate court recently clarified the outer limits of the controversial “inevitable disclosure doctrine” under the Illinois Trade Secrets Act.
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Medical Marijuana Creates Joint Employer
February 10, 2020
In a case of first impression, an employer was ordered to pay a medical marijuana prescription for an employee on workers’ compensation.
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EEO Tips: How the Supreme Court May Affect Employers in 2020
February 9, 2020
What is the Supreme Court doing this year that will affect employers? They have a number of things in the works that are worth watching.
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U.S. DOL Clarifies Joint Employer Standard
February 7, 2020
The United States Department of Labor’s New Year’s gift to employers is its final joint employer rule, which becomes effective on March 16, 2020.
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Minnesota: W-4MN Compliance Reminder
February 5, 2020
The recent changes to state and federal tax law require Minnesota employers to complete both a federal Form W-4 and a Minnesota Form W-4MN for new employees joining your workforce in 2020.
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Tweets Follow

Nov 16

U.S. DOL Issues Opinion Letters Regarding Compensation for Travel Time and Voluntary Training https://t.co/FKg3vkD0Ia

Nov 13

New @shrm Court Report: Discrimination Jury Verdict Upheld https://t.co/JikyMA8Wkz

Nov 12

Illinois: What To Do About Fraudulent Unemployment Claims https://t.co/vkqBIvrbfs