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DOL Gives Working Parents FMLA Pass to Attend Children's Special Education Meetings
August 16, 2019
In what is perhaps an agency first, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a letter in response to a request from a concerned parent.
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Social Security Administration’s “No-Match” Letters Are Back
August 1, 2019
The Social Security Administration is once again sending employers notification when names and social security numbers submitted on W-2 forms do not match SSA’s records.
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Chicago Gets Its Fair Workweek: City Council Unanimously Passes Ordinance
July 25, 2019
City Council approved the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance by unanimous vote on July 24, 2019.
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New York: CROWN Act Effective Immediately
July 17, 2019
On July 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the CROWN Act, which amends the New York State Human Rights Law by adding “traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles” to the definition of race.
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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Opinion Letters: Part Three – Rounding Hours
July 15, 2019
As promised, today we give you and third and final installment of our three-part series addressing the new opinion letters issued by the U.S. Department of Labor on July 1, 2019.
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“No-Match” Letters Light Up Employers
June 28, 2019
After a seven-year hiatus, the Social Security Administration (SSA) resumed sending “No-Match” (Employer Correction Request or “EDCOR”) letters to employers where at least one employee’s name and social security number combination, as submitted on Form W-2c, did not match SSA records.
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Minnesota: July 1, 2019 Changes to Employer Recordkeeping and Wage Theft Statutes
June 25, 2019
On June 24, 2019, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) published guidance about Minnesota’s new statutory amendments regarding employer recordkeeping and wage theft.
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Oregon Workplace Fairness Act Sails Through to Law
June 21, 2019
As the Oregon Legislature has been publicly forced to respond to allegations of workplace sexual harassment occurring in its own halls, Senate Bill 726, also known as the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act, passed through both chambers without much resistance.
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Oregon State Legislature Makes Sweeping Changes for Public Sector Unionized Employers
June 20, 2019
Oregon public employers with unionized workforces take note: last week, the Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill (“HB”) 2016, which will place numerous new restrictions and requirements on how government employers do business with unions and unionized workforces.
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Nevada Legislature Updates
June 17, 2019
On June 3, 2019, the Nevada Legislature ended its 80th Session with the passage of many bills affecting most of Nevada's employers.
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School is Out—Summer Interns and Child Labor
May 30, 2019
Each year as we approach the end of another school year, I try to remind employers of the potential pitfalls that can occur when employing persons under the age of 18.
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Revised Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance Introduced to City Council
May 30, 2019
On May 29th, an updated version of the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance was introduced in the Chicago City Council.
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Aug 16

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Aug 15

The First Rollout of Proposed Amendments to the NLRB's Election Rules https://t.co/Jd0nHg5vhB