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SCOTUS Gives Religious Exemptions Wide Berth in Two Key Employment Rulings
July 9, 2020
On June 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two 7-2 decisions involving religious exemptions to federal employment and benefits laws.
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No, Your CEO Did Not Really File For Unemployment Benefits
July 9, 2020
According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, scammers are filing claims for benefits using the names and personal information of people who are not, in fact, unemployed.
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Washington Changes To Overtime Exemptions Go Into Effect July 1, 2020
July 1, 2020
Changes to Washington State Department of Labor and Industry rules relating to overtime exemptions took effect on July 1, 2020.
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Is It OK to Skip Background Checks in a Tight Labor Market?
June 30, 2020
We get that it is hard to find good help. And we understand that the success of your organization depends on having the people to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. But there are so many things that can go wrong when short cuts are taken in your hiring process.
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Developments in the NLRB’s Revised Representation Election Rule – Where Is It Now?
June 30, 2020
Back on June 1, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board implemented many of its proposed changes to the rule governing representation elections, in which employees vote on whether they wish to be represented by a union.
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“Transfer” Following Job Elimination Triggered Non-Compete Countdown
June 30, 2020
A recent case warns employers that there may be non-compete implications when employees are transferred to a new job after a position elimination – an issue of particular relevance in the current economic climate.
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NLRB Permits Employers to Search Company Devices and Employee Property, Including Cars
June 30, 2020
In Verizon Wireless, the National Labor Relations Board held that employer rules authorizing the monitoring of company electronic devices and searches of employee property, including cars, were lawful.
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DOL Issues Five New Opinion Letters
June 26, 2020
On June 25, 2020, the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued five new opinion letters.
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Race and the Workplace
June 25, 2020
We by no means claim to be social scientists with a blueprint to address the scope of racial disparities. That said, we suggest employers consider the following.
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NLRB Restores Important Employer Right
June 24, 2020
This week, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) rolled back another decision of the Obama Board.
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Nevada Minimum Wage Increases July 1, 2020
June 24, 2020
Nevada’s minimum wage will increase July 1, 2020 to $8.00 an hour for the lower tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been offered/made available) and $9.00 an hour for the higher tier (employees to whom qualifying health benefits have not been offered/made available).
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Supreme Court Rules DACA to Continue—For Now
June 19, 2020
On June 18, 2020, The United States Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4, that the Trump Administration could not immediately shut down DACA.
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