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A Halloween Tale: Ghosted by Laws that Are Passed But Not Implemented!
October 10, 2019
Last month, I blogged about my discovery that the Maryland Code does not actually contain all the laws that have been passed, which caused me to wonder how we were supposed to comply with them. And now, I just learned that in D.C., some laws that are passed end up not being implemented after all!
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Minnesota Supreme Court Outlaws Split-Day Compensation Plans
September 19, 2019
On September 18, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court determined that split-day payment plans violate Minn. Stat. § 177.25, subd. 1 of the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (“MNFLSA”).
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A New Day for Illinois: Expectations on the Impacts of the J. B. Pritzker Administration
September 19, 2019
Franczek attorneys Melissa Sobota and Erin Walsh authored the article, “A New Day for Illinois: Expectations on the Impacts of the J. B. Pritzker Administration” published in the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report, Volume 36, Issue No. 3.
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New York State Expands Protections for Domestic Violence Victims
September 5, 2019
On August 20, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will expand existing legal protections for victims of domestic violence by creating new reasonable accommodation obligations under the New York State Human Rights Law, effective November 18, 2019.
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Maryland Laws That Aren’t In the State Code?
September 4, 2019
Yesterday I learned something about the Maryland Code – that it actually doesn’t include all the laws!
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Key Employment Issues Across Europe and Beyond
August 28, 2019
Welcome to the CMS latest edition of On your radar - Key employment issues across Europe and beyond.
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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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Oct 10

A Halloween Tale: Ghosted by Laws that Are Passed But Not Implemented! https://t.co/EvsjuM1vbZ