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Labor and employment law updates and resources.

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I-9 Form Revised… Again!

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There is another new I-9 form that must be used by employers to verify eligibility. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law

Dropping The F-Bomb Protected Concerted Activity Under Federal Labor Law

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Court rules employer infringed on employee’s right to “protected concerted activity” under the National Labor Relations Act when it fired him for dropping the F-bomb. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board

Appellate Court ‘Labors’ Over Collective Bargaining, Right to Work Rulings

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Recent labor law cases involving collective bargaining and right to work issues have implications even for non-union employers. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board, Right to Work

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

DOL Releases New Overtime Regulations

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New DOL regulations to dramatically change minimum compensation for exempt employees beginning Dec. 1. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Liability, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Labor Law, Wage & Hour

Disciplining Employees for Bathroom Conversation Violates Federal Labor Law

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National Labor Relations Board rules employer violated National Labor Relations Act by terminating employees for bathroom talk involving concerted activity. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Employment Liability, Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board

Employee Misclassification Mistake Proves Costly for Employer

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Recent DOL case resolution a reminder to employers that failure to correctly classify individuals as independent contractors or exempt employees could result in expensive class action litigation. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Department of Labor (DOL), Employment Liability, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Labor Law, Wage & Hour

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

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

NLRB Rules Employees May Use Employer’s Email System for Union-Related Communications

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National Labor Relations Board ruling allows employees with access to company email accounts to use them for activities consistent with union organization and business. Continue Reading ›

Tags: Labor Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board, Union Organizing & Relations
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