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EEOC's $2 Million Settlement Of Nationwide ADA Case Shines Light On The Risks Presented By Inflexible Maximum Leave Policies
August 10, 2017
EEOC announced Tuesday that it had settled a decade-old dispute revolving around allegations that a UPS “maximum leave” policy setting an inflexible termination requirement at 12 months violated the ADA.
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Governor Signs Oregon’s “Predictive Scheduling” Law
August 8, 2017
On August 8th, the Oregon Governor signed into law Senate Bill 828, which provides that large employers in the retail, hospitality, and food services industries must pay additional compensation to employees for certain scheduling changes.
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New York State Appeals Court Finds Employee Class Action Waivers Unenforceable
August 8, 2017
Employers will recall that the NLRB has repeatedly held that mandatory arbitration agreements barring employees from participation in class, collective, and representative actions unlawfully interfere with employees’ right to engage in protected, concerted activity regarding their terms and conditions of employment under the NLRA.
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New York City Commission on Human Rights Adopts Rules Implementing the Fair Chance Act; Proposes Rules Implementing the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act
August 7, 2017
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) recently published final rules to clarify the procedures and application of the New York City Fair Chance Act. The rules became effective on August 5, 2017.
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Nevada's New Domestic Violence Leave and Accommodation Laws
August 7, 2017
Senate Bill 361, passed by the Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Governor Sandoval, requires employers to provide leave and reasonable accommodations to employees who are victims of domestic violence or whose family or household members are victims of domestic violence.
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Don’t Access My Emails And Tell Me It’s Legal
August 3, 2017
In today’s blog, we ask employers to leave it to departing employees to do dumb stuff with email.
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Does an Employer have to Transfer a Disabled Employee to an Alternate Position as Accommodation?
August 2, 2017
According to the First Circuit, which covers Massachusetts, an employer does not have to consider a transfer until the employee demonstrates that the position actually exists.
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ADA at 27: EEOC Marks Anniversary With A Flurry Of Lawsuits
August 1, 2017
Last week’s 27th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act brought conflicting messages.
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OSHA Injury Tracking Application Now Up and Running
August 1, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promulgated new rules effective January 1, 2017, which required additional reporting of injuries and illnesses by employers with 250 or more employees or employers with 20-249 employees in “hazardous industries.”
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Recent Illinois Developments in Employee Non-Compete and Trade Secret Enforcement Actions: What Every Employer Should Know
July 31, 2017
Over the past several months, state and federal courts in Illinois have issued several important decisions that will impact employers’ efforts to enforce post-employment restrictive covenants and protect their trade secrets.
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Changes to Overtime Rule Appear Inevitable
July 31, 2017
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published an official request for information (RFI), seeking input on alternatives to the 2016 overtime rule proposed by the former administration.
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OSHA’s Guidelines for Employees Working during the “Dog Days of Summer”
July 27, 2017
OSHA initially launched the “Heat Illness Prevention” campaign in 2011 to help educate employers and employees on the dangers that may arise when working in hot environments. This year, OSHA re-emphasized its plan of action and published a “Quick Card,” which outlines several ways for employers to maintain the safety of their employees.
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Tweets Follow

Sep 21

#DOJ Argues Against Itself in Conflict over Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers. https://t.co/oiuFX86p8A

Sep 20

New #SHRM Federal Court Report: Use of Racial Slurs Not Enough to Lose NLRA Protection. https://t.co/EXf6i4UScZ

Sep 12

DOL Salary Threshold Increase Appears Dead – For Now. https://t.co/AnATgkeOj3