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Minnesota: Year-End Reminders
November 25, 2019
With the end of the year very nearly upon us, here are a few Minnesota employment law changes to keep in mind as your business heads into 2020.
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Seventh Circuit Issues ADA Reassignment Guidance
November 25, 2019
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified its position concerning reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Legislative Update For California Employers
November 15, 2019
Last month, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a number of employment-related bills that will affect employers throughout the state.
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FMCSA Clearinghouse Registration is Open - Have You Updated Your DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy?
November 5, 2019
As most DOT covered employers are aware, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse electronic database for commercial motor vehicle drivers. 
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DOL Proposes Rule to Make Bonus and Incentive Pay Compatible With Fluctuating Workweek
November 5, 2019
On November 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor published a proposed rule that would make it easier for some employers to apply the “Fluctuating Workweek” method of calculating overtime pay for certain non-exempt employees.
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UAW – GM Strike: Winners and Losers
November 4, 2019
So why did the strike occur among highly paid UAW employees and a highly profitable General Motors?
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New York Employees Entitled to up to Three Hours of Paid Time Off to Vote
October 21, 2019
In April 2019, the New York State Legislature amended New York Election Law § 3-110 to provide employees with up to three hours of working time without loss of pay to vote in any election, provided they are registered voters.
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Nevada Labor Commissioner Issues Advisory Opinion On New Paid Leave Law – Senate Bill 312
October 17, 2019
On October 4, 2019, the Nevada Labor Commissioner issued an Advisory Opinion on Nevada’s new paid leave law, seeking to provide “as much as guidance as possible on SB 312.” The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2020.
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Minneapolis Wage Theft Ordinance Imposes New Burdens On Employers Even Employers Without Facilities in Minneapolis
October 15, 2019
We have previously alerted you to new obligations on employers as a result of the Wage Theft Law that went into effect earlier this year.  Employers also must keep in mind the requirements of a Minneapolis ordinance that goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
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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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Dec 05

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Nov 27

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