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Alabama Minimum Wage Preemption Upheld (For Now)
December 13, 2019
On December 13, 2019, the full Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the Alabama Uniform Minimum Wage Law.
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Department Of Labor Issues Final Rule On Regular Rate Exclusions From Overtime Calculations
December 12, 2019
On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a revised interpretation listing payments that can be excluded from the “regular rate” used to compute overtime pay for non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Ontario: Does the WSIB bar lawsuits for employment related stress? Apparently (in some cases)
December 11, 2019
Historically, workers’ compensation law placed a highly restrictive definition on traumatic mental stress injuries, which meant as a practical matter very few stress claims would ever be allowed.
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If ICE Comes, Are You Ready?
December 11, 2019
2019 was unquestionably a busy year for the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).
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Sick Leave for Service Animals?
December 11, 2019
A shift in my thinking comes out of the Frequently Asked Questions on Arizona’s Earned Sick Time Law, which one of my partners was recently perusing.
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ICE Conducting Site Visits at STEM OPT Employer Locations
December 11, 2019
A recent article by Forbes reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has started conducting site visits “to investigate students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.”
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Reminder – Time to Reclassify Exempt Employees Making Less than $684/wk ($35,568)
December 10, 2019
Employers with exempt (salaried) employees – do not forget that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s salary threshold increases January 1, 2020 to $684 per week ($35,568).
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Important End Of Year Chore – Preserve Your E-Verify Records
December 9, 2019
If you began using E-Verify at least 10 years ago, you will want to take measures by December 31, 2019 to preserve your data.
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like [Bonus Time] Everywhere You Go…
December 3, 2019
It’s that time of year where employers and employees alike get into the holiday spirit. Being the wage and hour blog that it is, I thought about sharing a few general holiday reminders.
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Non-Union Members Denied Fair-Share Fee Refunds After Janus
December 1, 2019
In November, the Seventh Circuit joined the consensus across the country, concluding in two separate cases that unions that collected fair share fees prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, 585, U.S. ____ (2018), in accordance with state law and Abood v. Detroit Bd. Of Educ., 431 U.S. 209 (1977), are entitled to assert a good faith defense to Section 1983 liability.
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OFCCP Issues New Construction Technical Assistance Guide
November 27, 2019
On November 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the issuance of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Technical Assistance Guide – Construction Contractors.
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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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