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Employment News: sexual harassment, bereavement leave, disability

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Continuing focus on sexual harassment - The EHRC has published technical guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work, while the Government Equalities Office launched a survey on people's experience of sexual...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Beltway Buzz - January 2020 #3

Where is Everybody? Perhaps due to the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, it’s been a relatively quiet week in the labor and employment arena in Washington, D.C. President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene...more

Horton Law PLLC

2019 Sexual Harassment Charges Down at EEOC

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On January 24, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission disclosed its 2019 sexual harassment statistics. After a significant increase in sexual harassment charges in FY 2018, the EEOC reports a 1.2% decrease...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Rejects Use of Fluctuating Workweek Method for Overtime Payment Calculation

In late 2019, Pennsylvania defected from the traditional use of the fluctuating workweek method used to calculate overtime rates for employees working fluctuating hours. Instead, in Chevalier v. General Nutrition Centers,...more

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Can You Fire an Employee Who Refuses To Travel for Business to a Coronavirus “Hot Spot”?

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Last week, I covered some of the basics to think about as the coronavirus continues to spread. Jon Hyman has a post today about whether the ADA might apply to the situation. But in Connecticut, there’s another case that...more

White and Williams LLP

Department of Labor Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

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The term “joint employer” is often one of grave concern to employers. When, for example, Company A hires Company B, an outside cleaning service, to clean Company A’s offices, both companies may be held by a court or...more

Dickinson Wright

Changes Affecting Employer-Sponsored Health Plans in the 2020 Appropriations Act

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The 2020 appropriations act, which was signed into law by the President on December 20, 2019, contains a mix of good and bad news for employer-sponsored health plans. ...more

Locke Lord LLP

Employment Law Consequences of the UK General Election

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The general election in the United Kingdom took place on December 12, 2019, and resulted in a landslide majority of 80 seats for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. The principal consequence of the election is that,...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ohio Eighth District Court Of Appeals Reverses Enforcement Of Employment Arbitration Agreement

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The Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals reversed enforcement of an employment arbitration agreement on January 23, 2020, holding that the agreement was both substantively and procedurally unconscionable because it required...more

Cozen O'Connor

New Year: New OSHA Penalties, Full Commission And New Top Ten List

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As we start the new year, following the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act which Congress passed in 2015, OSHA announced revised increased maximum penalty levels effective January 15, 2020:-...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Final COMPS Order Ushers In Near-Universal Coverage, Salary Threshold For Exemptions

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It’s official: The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics (“Division”) has adopted its final formulation of the Colorado Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards (“COMPS” or...more

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Vermont Legislative Update 01-24-2020 - An analysis from DRM's Government and Public Affairs Team

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Global Warming Solutions Act: asking for too much or not enough? The House Committee on Energy and Technology took testimony this week on the The Global Warming Solutions Act. University of  Vermont Professor Jon Erickson...more

Locke Lord LLP

Year in Review: Notable 2019 Decisions Impacting Arbitration Agreements

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2019 saw courts issue several significant decisions that have implications for employers nationwide who rely on arbitration agreements with their workforce. The nation’s highest court decided a trio of cases in the first...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Approves Employee IIPP Access Rule

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As previously addressed by the OSHA Law Blog, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”) considered a proposed standard that would allow employee access to their employer’s Injury and...more

Carlton Fields

Four Noteworthy Highlights on the Taxation of Fringe Benefits

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This article should interest employers that offer fringe benefits to employees in addition to regular pay. An updated IRS publication outlining how employers should tax certain fringe benefits (IRS Publication 15-B) was...more

Locke Lord LLP

Status of Sick Leave Ordinances in Texas Cities

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The City of Dallas Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance (the “Dallas Ordinance”) went into effect on August 1, 2019 for employers with six (6) or more employees. To allow employers time to become compliant with the Dallas...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

MSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The DOL has published its 2020 increases to MSHA civil penalties. The DOL has finalized the 2020 inflation adjustments, which will nudge the penalties up 1.764%.  85 Fed. Reg. 2292 (Jan. 15, 2020)....more

Littler

New York City Set to Require Stores to Accept Cash

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The New York City Council has approved, by a vote of 43-3, a bill that would make it unlawful for most businesses to refuse to accept payments in cash, with limited exceptions.  The legislation aims to eliminate what...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

New Oregon Employment Laws For 2020

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The Oregon legislature has been busy. A number of new laws affecting Oregon employers go into effect in 2020. Our summary of the new laws is below, along with some potential employer action items....more

K&L Gates LLP

In the Weeds: Medical Marijuana Protections Continue to Expand in New Jersey

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Continuing on a recent trend in New Jersey, employees who use medical marijuana received another layer of protection thanks to an Appellate Division ruling. ...more

DirectEmployers Association

Is your Career Site OFCCP Compliant?

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Does anyone remember the days of walking into a Human Resource (HR) office and asking to fill out an application? The lovely HR person peeled off the top sheet of a pad of applications, handed you a clipboard, and directed...more

Cohen & Buckmann P.C.

How Will the SECURE Act Affect Plan Distributions? New Rules Challenge Sponsors and Recordkeepers in 2020

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Many provisions of the SECURE Act passed at the end of last year will change the way qualified plans are run. Among the most significant changes are provisions creating new distribution options and new death distribution...more

Locke Lord LLP

Non-Compete Agreements: One Size May Not Fit All

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In December 2019, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) released a report that revealed a continued increase in the use of non-competition agreements in the workplace. According to the EPI study, between 36 and 60 million...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

H-1B Cap Registration ‘Season’ Is Here, Along With Some Changes

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Ready or not, H-1B Cap Registration Season is upon us. And things are a little different this Cap Season. That’s because USCIS formally announced via a January 9, 2020 Federal Register notice that it will change the lottery...more

Locke Lord LLP

What to Expect From OSHA in 2020

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stayed busy in fiscal year 2019. OSHA trained a record 1,392,611 workers on safety and health requirements through its various educational programs. OSHA also helped...more

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