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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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Key Changes to Hawaii Employment Laws
September 16, 2020
Our newsletter covers changes to Hawaii employment laws relating to sexual harassment and sexual assault nondisclosure agreements, Hawaii family leave law, and conviction checks.
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Treasury Department Provides Guidance on President Trump’s Deferral of Payroll Taxes
September 2, 2020
The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued, on August 28, a Notice concerning President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum concerning employers’ deferral of payroll taxes.
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Are There Triple Damages for Prevailing Wage Violations?
August 31, 2020
Most of you don’t have to worry about this question and its answer.  But those who work on government contracts—particularly public works projects—do.
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Hey CEOs – Be Careful About Diversity Hiring Quotas!
July 29, 2020
I’ve been following the public updates of major corporations on their diversity and inclusion activities.
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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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Seventh Circuit Says Employers Can Be Sued in Federal Court for BIPA Violations
May 19, 2020
In what some are calling a “bombshell” decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Bryant v. Compass Group USA, Inc. that federal courts can now hear cases involving alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act  even where there is no allegation of actual harm to the plaintiff beyond a technical violation of the law.
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DOL Issues 3 New Opinion Letters Regarding Excludability of Payments from the Regular Rate
April 9, 2020
On March 26, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued three new Opinion Letters, FLSA2020-3, FLSA2020-4, and FLSA2020-5 which all address various payments that may be excluded from the regular rate.
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DOL Contradicts Itself on Use of Employer-Provided Leave
April 8, 2020
The problem with DOL’s revised Q&A is that it contradicts DOL’s Temporary Rules – which DOL issued at the same time.
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On Your Radar: Key employment issues across Europe and beyond
March 30, 2020
Our On your radar newsletter will give you a digest of news and legislative updates from the HR world.
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California Supreme Court Rules That Employees Who Have Settled Their Individual Wage And Hour Claims May Still Pursue Representative PAGA Claims As “Aggrieved Employees.”
March 26, 2020
In an issue of first impression, and an important loss for employers, the California Supreme Court recently decided that employees still can pursue claims under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 ("PAGA") even if they settle and dismiss their individual claims for California Labor Code violations.
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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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Sep 25

Expert Global Guide to Dismissals 2020: https://t.co/tc7hlMNkCM

Sep 24

Independent Contractor Or Employee? AB 2257 Modifies AB 5, California’s Landmark Law Regarding Worker Classification https://t.co/EV6Txi4YEn

Sep 23

Massachusetts: Department of Family and Medical Leave Finalizes Revised PFML Regulations https://t.co/2z2bThApUS