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Massachusetts: Don’t Wait a Decade – Five Things All Employers Should Do Annually
January 8, 2020
In a recent article in BusinessWest, Skoler Abbott Attorney Maureen James summarized significant 2019 employment law developments and set forth what employers should be on the lookout for in 2020.
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Ontario: Carte Blanche for Crown Prosecutors in "Complex Cases"?
January 3, 2020
The Ontario Court of Appeal has issued a decision that will likely make it more difficult for defendants in complex regulatory prosecutions to assert their Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time.
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Oregon Reminder: These Employment-Related Laws in Effect January 1
January 3, 2020
2020 is here, which means now is a great time to remind our readers of the Oregon employment-related laws passed during the 2019 legislative session that take effect in the new year.
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Snow Days, Weather Delays, and Employee Pay
December 23, 2019
It’s the time of year to consider an employer’s obligations to pay exempt and non-exempt employees when reporting to work is delayed or the employer is closed due to weather issues.
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Christmas Comes Early for Employers with Big NLRB Wins
December 20, 2019
It’s been a winning season for businesses, with employers garnering some big NLRB wins.
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New Year's Resolutions for HR
December 19, 2019
We offer the following ten resolutions for business leaders with HR responsibilities to adopt for 2020.
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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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Jan 14

Immigration Issues in the Workplace: What to Expect in 2020 https://t.co/GNVfXDQAR1