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Supreme Court Gives Win to Employers, Limiting Class Arbitration
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
In a 5-4 decision split along ideological lines, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a court cannot compel an employer to participate in classwide arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act unless the arbitration
Comments on Salary Level Rule Due Today! Extensions for Joint Employer and Regular Rate Rules
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has given the public additional time to submit comments on two proposed rules that could have major impacts on businesses – the joint employer rule and the regular rate
Guidelines for Effective Compliance Programs
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A criminal investigation could never happen to your company, right? Even so, the guidance recently released by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) can be helpful to any company to ensure an effective compliance
When Religious Beliefs Conflict With Anti-Harassment Policies
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Recently, much focus has been placed on the importance of implementing effective diversity, inclusion, and anti-harassment policies. But what happens when an employee’s religious beliefs conflict with these policies?
Promotion Could Be Adverse Employment Action
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, in Pratt v. State of Hawaii, Dept. of Public Safety, recently held: (1) a promotion that set an employee up for failure could constitute an adverse employment action for
Gig Workers are Independent Contractors
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Along with the rise of the gig economy has been the rise of the debate over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees. After rescinding the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor
Updates on the EEOCís Collection of Pay Data
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
As announced last week, employers must submit to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Component 2 pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. This article provides updates
Issues to Consider When Hiring Summer Interns
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Summer is inching closer – are you thinking about hiring summer interns? There are many benefits to a summer internship program. A summer internship is like a summer-long interview to determine whether the potential
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