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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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Illinois: Employers Await Guidance on Workplace Transparency Act Reporting as July 1 Deadline Approaches
June 18, 2020
Last summer, Illinois adopted sweeping anti-harassment legislation including a new law known as the Workplace Transparency Act.
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination
June 15, 2020
Today, the U.S. Supreme ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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The U.S. Supreme Court Extends Protections for Homosexual & Transgender Employees Under Title VII
June 15, 2020
In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of the United States extended protections for homosexual and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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New NLRB Rules Partially Delayed Due To Federal Court Ruling
June 2, 2020
A portion of the new rules for representation cases developed by the National Labor Relations Board did not become effective on May 31, 2020 due to a lawsuit, brought by the AFL-CIO, over alleged defects in the Board’s procedure for adopting and issuing the new rules.
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NLRB Reminds Unions That Information Requests Are A Two-Way Street
June 1, 2020
The National Labor Relations Board recently ruled that UNITE HERE's Local 1 violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing and refusing to respond to an employer’s information requests.
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Salary Add-Ons Do Not Bar Fluctuating Workweek Overtime, U.S. DOL Rules
May 20, 2020
Bonuses, shift differentials, hazard pay, commissions and other add-ons do not preclude use of the fluctuating workweek method of computing overtime, according to a U.S. Department of Labor interpretive regulation issued May 20, 2020.
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DOL Streamlines Its Regulation Interpreting Commission Sales Exemption from Overtime
May 19, 2020
Apparently inspired by the tidying up trend, the Department of Labor threw out two sections of its interpretation concerning the commission sales exemption from overtime that no longer gave it joy.
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Tweets Follow

May 06

Oregon: OR-OSHA Issues New Permanent Rules for All Workplaces During COVID-19 https://t.co/AccVG34xUm

May 05

Ontario has Introduced Three Days of Employer-Paid (WSIB-Reimbursed) COVID Sick Leave https://t.co/HXza1pNZBG

May 03

The CDC’s Revised Rules for the Fully Vaccinated: What This Means for Employers https://t.co/3G4aaAWOdj