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By Ogletree Deakins
The Resistance Comes To WorkMom's Home Cookin' prides itself on the strong relationship it has built with its employees over more than 25 years in business. The bustling restaurant has grown...
By Matthew Linton
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on May 22, 2017, that it is extending the effective date of the agency's Final Rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines until October 2, 2017.
By Randolph Ruff, Jonathan Mraunac
While both relatively simple concepts, allowances and contingencies are often confused with one another. Conflating the two can lead to pitfalls. An easy way to remind oneself of the difference is: allowances are for known unknowns, and contingencies are for unknown unknowns.
By James J. Plunkett
On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal—a more detailed and developed version (it's nearly 1300 pages long) of the so-called "skinny" budget...
By Bruce Douglas
In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, Republicans who control both houses of the Minnesota Legislature reached an agreement with Democratic Governor Mark Dayton on a budget bill that removed from a provision that would have preempted Minnesota cities' safe and sick leave ordinances and other labor standards measures.
By Andrea Fellion, Kevin Reese
San Francisco's notoriously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard for its neighboring cities.
By Robert Shea
On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House, by unanimous vote (150-to-0), passed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
By Kara Kelly
The White House formally notified Congress on Thursday of the Trump administration's intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
By Matthew Linton, Arthur Sapper
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will extend the July 1, 2017 deadline for electronic submission of employers' injury and illness logs.
By Curtis Chow
The Trump administration's tough rhetoric and early aggressive actions on immigration promise a period of increased worksite enforcement.
By Karen Morinelli, Lara Peppard
On May 15, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States rejected the City of San Gabriel, California's attempt to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's expansive interpretation of what employers must include as "wages" when establishing the regular rate of pay to calculate overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
By Jennifer Cotner
Employment applications—almost every employer in the country uses them. They can seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware.
By Robert Stewart, Joseph T. Charron
In the waning hours of Missouri's 2017 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed HB 1194, which prohibits Missouri cities from establishing minimum wage rates higher than the state's minimum wage—which is currently $7.70 per hour.
By Lawrence Smith
Texas courts interpreting Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code generally attempt to interpret it consistently with federal anti-discrimination laws and frequently look to federal court decisions for guidance.
By Andrew Burnside
In a recent ruling, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court's order granting summary judgment in which the district court held that an employee may be exempt from overtime under Colorado's motor carrier exemption even when the employee does not actually travel out of state.
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