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Are You Prepared for the New FLSA Regulations?

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Employers are almost out of time to comply with the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations set to take effect on Dec. 1. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Human Resources

Revised OSHA Regs Tackle Electronic Reporting, More Employee Involvement, Drug Testing

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Employers must adhere to new DOL requirements for electronic reporting, encouraging more employee involvement in incident reporting and appropriate use of post-injury drug testing. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Human Resources, Labor Law

EEOC Publishes Guidance for Employers

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Check out the EEOC's new quick-read pamphlet for employers that provides helpful information and links to important Internet content. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Human Resources

Diversity in the Workplace and Specific Job Classifications Matter

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Human resources must consider diversity within job classifications to help deter potential sex discrimination liability. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Diversity, Employment Discrimination, Employment Liability, Human Resources

Federal Contractors will be Required to Provide Employees Paid Sick Days

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Presidential executive order requires federal contractors entering into contracts after Jan. 1, 2017 to provide their employees with sick days. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Human Resources, Labor Law

Terminating Employee Because of his Tone of Voice is Direct Evidence of Retaliation, Court Rules

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Employer learns lesson the hard way… firing an employee because of his “tone of voice” can be direct evidence of retaliation! Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Human Resources, Retaliation, Title VII

FMLA Leave Expanded to Same-Sex Spouses

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Effective March 27, Department of Labor’s final rule grants same-sex couples access to FMLA leave time. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Human Resources, Labor Law

President Signs Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

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Presidential executive order bans discrimination against LGBT workers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Human Resources

EEOC Issues Comprehensive Guidance Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

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EEOC’s new enforcement guidance clarifies the EEOC’s position on a number of issues involving pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Human Resources

EEOC Settlement Highlights Risks of Inflexible Leave Policies

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Recent EEOC settlement emphasizes need for employers to modify their inflexible leave policies to comply with the ADA Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Human Resources, Labor Law
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