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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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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Vetos the Ban the Box Bill
May 28, 2019
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 24, 2019 that he was vetoing HB994, the “Ban the Box” bill.
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Extension to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Deadlines & Public Hearing Dates Announced by Department
May 8, 2019
The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has recently announced several important changes and provided additional information regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML), which goes into effect July 1, 2019.  It also has announced Public Hearing dates for the draft regulations.
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Prior Planning Prevents Legal Liability: Josh Leadford and Masud Labor Law Group get the Win
April 30, 2019
Between frequently changing legislation, state and federal regulatory bodies, and judicial rulings, the intricacies of labor and employment law can result in legal liability for even the best managed businesses.
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DOL Overtime Calculation and Joint Employer Proposals
April 29, 2019
Recently, the Department of Labor continued its process of proposing revisions to some of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that are administered by Wage Hour.
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Some New Guidance on EEO-1 Reports But Questions Remain
April 26, 2019
We recently addressed a challenging situation that faced employers required to file EEO-1 forms. This includes both private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with both 50 or more employees and federal contracts of at least $50,000.
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The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Will Be No More…
April 24, 2019
As of July 1, 2019, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will officially be known only as the “Department of Labor.” So now our handy way of distinguishing between the state (DLLR) and the federal (DOL) agencies will disappear.
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Europe Guide to Employment Issues in M&A Transactions
April 11, 2019
CMS Employment Practice Area Group is pleased to share the 2019 edition of the CMS Guide to Employment Issues in M&A Transactions.
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The DOL Is On Fire – Proposed Joint Employer Rule Issued
April 1, 2019
An active and activist Department of Labor has issued its third proposed rule in less than a month – this one on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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DOL Proposes Revisions to Calculation of Regular Rate of Pay
March 29, 2019
The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to pay overtime to non-exempt employees for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek, calculated at one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. The Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule that revises the requirements regarding the regular rate of pay in order to better reflect the modern workplace.
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Tweets Follow

Jun 17

New York City to Limit Prehire Marijuana Testing in May 2020 https://t.co/RDIX06e0rk

Jun 17

No Solicitation: #NLRB Decision Allows Employers to Prohibit Union Solicitation in the Workplace https://t.co/LdsjxAsCrb

Jun 14

Illinois: Hotel & Casino Employee Safety Act Protects Employees from Sexual Harassment & Assault https://t.co/IcNpD0ZAh5