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Traditional Employers Are Increasingly Relying Upon Gig Platforms To Meet Short-Term Staffing Needs And Customer Deman
raditional employers are continuing to discover that they can benefit from the gig economy through the utilization of external platforms to hire contract workers.
United States
13 Jun 2018
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Labor Board Will Soon Issue New Rule To Solve Joint Employment Dilemma
In a rare procedural move that caught many by surprise, the National Labor Relations Board announced on Wednesday that it will soon start the rulemaking process to clarify the current joint employment standard.
United States
8 Jun 2018
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New Government Report On Gig Economy Size Raises More Questions Than It Answers
Headlines from mainstream news outlets are reporting that today's Labor Department report on Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements shows that the gig economy is shrinking.
United States
8 Jun 2018
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How [Untraditional] Gig Workers Are Navigating [Traditional] Mortgage Lending Rules
The explosion of freelance work has changed the economy in a number of significant ways. After all, by some accounts, 43 percent of U.S. workers will have some involvement in the gig economy by as early as 2020.
United States
7 Jun 2018
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South Carolina Delivers New Pregnancy Accommodations Law
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently signed the Pregnancy Accommodations Act into effect, ushering in one of the most significant pieces of workplace legislation in recent history.
United States
6 Jun 2018
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Uber And Lyft Say No More Mandatory Arbitration For Sexual Assault And Harassment Victims
Lyft has also committed to publishing a similar report, and the companies are expected to work together on its implementation.
United States
6 Jun 2018
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Don't Be Late! Recent Decisions Remind Employers That OSHA Citations May Become Final If Not Timely Contested
Two recent cases should remind employers to contest OSHA citations quickly to prevent the citations from becoming final. It's an uphill battle if your notice of contest is submitted late.
United States
5 Jun 2018
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A "Crowbar To Get Everything": Motorola v. Hytera And The Issues With Imaging Computers In Discovery
In an interesting 15-page discovery order, Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole of the Northern District of Illinois rejected Motorola's attempt to obtain images of the computers of a number of Hytera employees.
United States
5 Jun 2018
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Supreme Court's Same-Sex Wedding Cake Decision Does Not Grant Right To Discriminate
In a 7-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled today that a baker's Free Exercise Clause rights under the Constitution were not properly considered by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission...
United States
5 Jun 2018
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#NeverAgain? How Schools Should Respond To Student Protests
After the February 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students began to organize like rarely before to protest gun violence in schools.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Are Michelin Starred And James Beard-Quality Restaurants Prone To OSHA Citations?
I'm spoiled. I've sought out great restaurants in scores of US cities, great meat-and-threes in rural counties, hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints, and starred restaurants in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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"Job Killer" Data Breach Litigation Bill Barely Passes California Senate
Since my last blog post about SB 1121, the California Senate voted to send SB 1121 to the state Assembly. The May 30 vote was very close, 22-13, only one above the 21-vote threshold for passing the bill and strictly along party lines.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Rest Period Pay For Commission-Based Employees
Raul Zermeno authored the article "California Appellate Court Expands Law on Rest Period Pay for Commission-Based Employees," which appeared in the Winter Edition of San Diego Dealer.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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May 2018: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes ...
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Alternate Reality: "Extreme Vetting" Of H-1B Work Visas
To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers ...
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Cannabis Use Across Industries And Occupations: What Can-A-Business Do?
Legalized cannabis is quickly making an entrance into all corners of the United States. Currently, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Are Your Employees "Slackers"? How Employers Should Handle Slack—The Increasingly Popular Instant Messaging Application
Launched in 2014, Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. For those unfamiliar with this piece of technology, Slack is a cloud-based "team collaboration tool."
United States
4 Jun 2018
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HSA Limit Changes
Every year, the IRS announces the annual limits for various types of employee benefits, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Student Discipline And Expulsion: What Holds Up In Court?
While all educators aim to create an environment where every student thrives and flourishes, we know that there are times when a student's actions require discipline or expulsion.
United States
4 Jun 2018
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Can A University Terminate For Tenured Teacher's Twitter Tweaks?
A series of Twitter posts from a tenured Fresno State English professor about former First Lady Barbara Bush has once again sparked a national conversation ...
United States
4 Jun 2018
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