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It's Not Too Late to Make Your 2017 HR Resolutions

It's a new year. Now that the first month is nearly behind us, many of us have begun making progress on (or even broken) some of our personal resolutions meant to improve ourselves in 2017. But, have you taken the time to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Don't "Be Like Mike": The Importance of Registering Your Trademark in China

For companies that manufacture or sell their products in China, it is critical to register your trademarks with the Chinese trademark office as soon as practical. Unlike the United States, China is a first-to-file jurisdiction…more
| Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

SCOTUS to Resolve Split Over Enforceability of Class Arbitration Waivers in Employment Agreements

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of three cases addressing the enforceability of mandatory arbitration agreements with class action waivers in the employment setting. These agreements require…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Unveils the "Smart" I-9

On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revealed a revised version of the Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The revamped Form I-9 is a product of the USCIS's effort to combat the…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Appeals Injunction Blocking New Overtime Rules

On December 1, 2016 – the day that the Department of Labor’s (DOL's) proposed white collar salary threshold regulations originally were supposed to go into effect – the DOL filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…more
| Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Judge Blocks Overtime Rule That Was Set To Go Into Effect December 1, 2016

On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide, preliminary injunction that at least temporarily blocks the Department of Labor (DOL) from adopting or implementing…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

30-Day Countdown to the New DOL Overtime Rule – Are YOU Ready?

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule will go into effect. Most significantly, the minimum salary an employee must be paid to qualify for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Election Day is Coming Soon - Do You Know Your Employees' Voting Leave Rights? - October 2016

Realizing we ALL could use some "time off" FROM this year's presidential election, we want to provide you with a quick (party-neutral!) refresher on your employees' voting leave rights in light of the upcoming national Election…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Are You Covered by the DOL's New Final Rule Regarding Paid Sick Leave for the Employees of Federal Contractors?

The DOL issued the Final Rule this week regarding President Obama's Executive Order 13706, which requires some federal contractors to provide up to 7 days of paid sick leave to all of their employees starting January 1, 2017…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Divide Deepens Over Enforceability of Class Arbitration Waivers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (covering California and eight other western states) on Monday joined the Seventh Circuit, and disagreed with the Fifth Circuit, in rejecting a mandatory employment arbitration…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The EEO-1 Report Filing Date is Right Around the Corner – Are You Ready? - August 2016

If you are an employer (aside from state and local governments, schools, Indian tribes and tax-exempt private membership clubs) which has at least 100 employees or which has at least 50 employees and a purchase order, contract…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Training Requirements Lowered for Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Employers

In order to maintain certification as a Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace for purposes of the workers' compensation coverage premium reduction, employers were supposed to have been conducting annual drug-free workplace training with…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

The Long Anticipated HIPAA Audits Are Here!

Phase 2 HIPAA Audits, which the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") announced had "launched" back in March of this year, have now officially begun. On Monday, July 11, 2016, the first round of…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

NLRB Makes it Easier for Temporary Workers to Unionize

In a 3-1 decision issued this week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reinstated a union-friendly standard that makes it easier for temporary workers to unionize either on their own or as part of a bargaining unit…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Reminder to Employers of the 08.10.16 OSHA Compliance Deadline

UPDATE: This compliance deadline has been extended to November 1, 2016. We are sending this alert to assist our clients with meeting the upcoming August compliance date for a new rule issued by the Occupational Safety and…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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