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Job Protection for Medical Marijuana Users May be Coming Soon. Does Your Company Need an Exemption?
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Pursuant to Act 116 of the Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, a working group has been formed to discuss potential legislation that would provide job protection for employees who possess a medical marijuana (“MMJ”)
Employers Who Use Outside Investigators Must Use Updated Disclosure Forms By September 21
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On September 12, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) issued an interim final rule updating two model disclosures (summary of consumer rights and summary of identity theft rights) to reflect changes made to
September 30th Deadline for Federal Contractors
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Are you a Federal contractor or subcontractor with a contract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services? If so,
“New” FMLA Forms Released
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. These forms include the Notice of Eligibility,
Ninth Circuit Holds Employer Violated ADA by Requiring Employee to Pay for Follow-Up Medical Exam
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In an opinion filed on August 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when an employer conditioned a job offer on a prospective employee obtaining an
Minimum Wage to Increase January 1 for Federal Contractor Employees
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Beginning January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts will rise from $10.35 to $10.60. Covered tipped employees must be paid a minimum wage of $7.40, an
President Trump Signs Executive Order Easing Small Business Access to Retirement Plans
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
President Trump issued an executive order on August 31 to expand access to workplace retirement plans, particularly for small businesses, to ensure that workers will be financially prepared to retire. The order noted that
Union Employers Beware, E-Verify Enrollment a Mandatory Subject of Bargaining
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
In an August 27 decision, the National Labor Relations Board decided that The Ruprecht Company violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to bargain with the union representing many of its employees before
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