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U.S. DOL Issues Opinion Letters Regarding Compensation for Travel Time and Voluntary Training
November 16, 2020
On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor issued Opinion Letter FLSA2020-16, regarding the compensability of travel time for hourly (non-exempt) construction foremen and laborers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Also on November 3, the DOL issued opinion letter FLSA 2020-15, regarding compensation for time employees spend attending voluntary training programs, specifically outside, ongoing continuing education classes.
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Illinois: What To Do About Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
November 12, 2020
Sometimes, crisis brings out the best in people. Unfortunately, it also often brings out the worst. While not an entirely new phenomenon, fraudulent unemployment claims have become a widespread phenomenon across the country, including in Illinois.
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Is There a Conservative Case for Labor Unions?
November 10, 2020
Like too many other things, the subject of labor unions can really polarize political opinions in this country. Views about labor unions pretty reliably break down along partisan lines, with liberals largely in support and conservatives largely opposed.
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DOL's Proposed Rule on Independent Contractor/Employee Classification
November 4, 2020
The gig economy has resulted in state and federal oversight and regulation regarding whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee.
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President’s Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion Training
October 19, 2020
Based on a recent Executive Order, federal contractors who conduct expanded diversity trainings now will be subjected to increased scrutiny, and some types of diversity training now may be construed as discriminatory.
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When Does a Neutrality Agreement Provide Unlawful Assistance to a Union? The NLRB GC Weighs In
September 30, 2020
National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb issued guidance concerning how he will analyze whether a neutrality agreement provides unlawful assistance to a union, in violation of Section 8(a)(2) of the National Labor Relations Act.
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Executive Order Bans Certain Race and Sensitivity Training Topics in Employment and Education
September 28, 2020
On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued a controversial Executive Order “combat[ting] offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” by federal contractors and recipients of federal grant funds, including schools, colleges, and universities.
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Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Provisions Effective October 1, 2020
September 28, 2020
The Oregon Legislature’s response to the #MeToo Movement came in the form of sweeping legislation.
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Expert Global Guide to Dismissals 2020
September 25, 2020
The CMS Expert Global Guide to Dismissals has been created to assist an employer in anticipating all the possible courses of events when the decision has been made to terminate an employee or dismiss a managing director.
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Maryland Bans Another Box from Employment Applications (and Discussions)
September 22, 2020
As of October 1, 2020, applicants may not be asked about their pay history on an application. You also cannot ask about prior pay during employment interviews or rely on prior pay
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Massachusetts: Department of Family and Medical Leave Finalizes Revised PFML Regulations
September 22, 2020
More changes to the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) regulations.
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Independent Contractor Or Employee? AB 2257 Modifies AB 5, California’s Landmark Law Regarding Worker Classification
September 22, 2020
On September 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2257, which significantly expands and modifies the list of occupations and industries exempt from the default “ABC Test” for determining a worker’s classification.
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