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Texas Supreme Court Says Dallas Business’s Defamation Suit Against Anonymous Reviewers is Time-Barred
February 1, 2019
When it comes to hiring and retaining quality employees, the competition can be fierce. Long gone are the days when a potential employee checked the newspaper or local employment service for job openings.
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation Increases
January 28, 2019
Although employment litigation overall has declined, largely due to low unemployment, litigation regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act increased by 4% in 2018 compared to 2017.
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Illinois Supreme Court Case Recognizes Low Bar for Biometric Information Liability
January 25, 2019
In a decision issued late last week, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a private citizen to sue a company for failing to provide written notice and obtain a signed release before collecting his fingerprint data in violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act, even though he had no claim of actual injury or harm apart from the statutory violation itself.
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Complaints and Lawsuits Grind to a Halt as Shutdown Continues, Federal Court Funding About to Run Out
January 23, 2019
One less obvious impact of the shutdown is that federal administrative matters and court cases have begun to grind to a halt as federal agencies and courts begin to run out of funding.
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IRS Continues to Issue Employer Mandate Penalty Letters; Fill out Forms 1094-C and 1095-C Correctly
January 22, 2019
The IRS is currently issuing Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate penalties for the 2016 calendar year.
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Illinois: The New Year Brings Employee-Friendly Orders and Legislation
January 21, 2019
J.B. Pritzker assumed the Illinois Governor’s Office on January 14, 2019. By January 15th, Governor Pritzker adopted several Executive Orders and signed into law legislation benefiting Illinois employees.
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The Top 4 Things Employers Should Do In 2019
January 15, 2019
If you are an employer, please do not forget about new year resolutions for your business too.
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DOL Opinion Letter on Traveling Home Health Aide Pay Is a Good Reminder for All Employers: Remember Travel Time!
January 9, 2019
A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Opinion Letter reminds employers that travel time for non-exempt employees is an important but often overlooked area where even conscientious employers can find themselves in violation.
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Changes Coming to Massachusetts and Connecticut on January 1, 2019
December 31, 2018
2018 was a busy year in employment law for Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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Legal Highlights for Massachusetts Employers in 2018
December 21, 2018
 Here’s a preview of some of the highlights – and, for the record, we think 2018 was a bust.
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New York State Proposes New Predictable Scheduling Regulations for Most Employers
December 20, 2018
On December 12, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) proposed changes to existing regulations that impose new pay obligations on employers who change employees’ work schedules on short notice or schedule their shifts less than two weeks in advance, and expanding current requirements for additional pay when an employee on standby is called to report for work.
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Canada: Never Too Late: Court Rejects Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Liability for Theft
December 20, 2018
What options are available to an employer who, after signing a mutual release releasing an employee from liability, finds out that the employee embezzled a large amount of money?
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