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Workers In High-Risk Industries At Greater Risk For Opioid Deaths, Study Says
Your employees could be at a heightened risk for developing an addiction to opioids after a workplace injury. Now is the time to take measures to minimize the risk of this happening to them.
United States
17 Aug 2018
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One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Noncompete Reform Is Coming! Midnight Session In Massachusetts Legislature Alters Noncompete Landscape
After nearly 10 years of start-and-stop efforts on Beacon Hill, Governor Charlie Baker signed "An Act Relative to Economic Development in the Commonwealth" on Friday evening, which includes sweeping
United States
17 Aug 2018
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NYC Regulates Ride-Sharing Businesses With Minimum Wage Base And License Limits
We've been asking for increased regulation of the gig economy, and we got it – just not the kind of regulation businesses were hoping for.
United States
16 Aug 2018
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New "ABC Test" Sends California Employers Reeling
California has adopted a new ABC test for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor.
United States
16 Aug 2018
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The Business Impact of the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision
In one of its most anticipated cases in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 upheld President Trump's latest "travel ban," delivering a key win to the Trump administration and one of its strict immigration...
United States
15 Aug 2018
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Employers Liable For Unpaid Wages In Colorado
The Colorado Court of Appeals in Paradine v. Goei held that the Colorado Wage Claim Act does not categorically bar individual liability for unpaid wages, rejecting arguments that a 2003...
United States
15 Aug 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes A Massive Blow Against The National Labor Movement
This article discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME prohibiting public-sector employers from collecting "fair share" fees from non-union employees.
United States
15 Aug 2018
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What Does It Mean When An Employer Gets "Flagged" By OSHA?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration just warned employers that it will take note of worksites that electronically report their 2017 OSHA 300A information after the July 1, 2018, deadline.
United States
15 Aug 2018
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Missouri Voters Block Right-To-Work Law
In a sweeping victory for labor unions, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected a right-to-work law which sought to ban unions from requiring union fees as a condition of employment in Missouri.
United States
15 Aug 2018
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The DTSA's Ex Parte Seizure Remedy – Two Years Later
Enacted in May 2016, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) created a new remedy that was not available under any state's Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) – the ex parte civil seizure.
United States
14 Aug 2018
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Attorney Reviews The 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' Ruling
Andrew Hoag of the Los Angeles office authored The Recorder article "The 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' Ruling's Guidance to Employers."
United States
13 Aug 2018
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Fisher Phillips California Partners Publish On Encino Motorcars Decision
Written by Wendy McGuire Coats, Todd Scherwin and Karl Lindegren, the article, "Encino: Deference challenged & ‘fair' is back,"
United States
13 Aug 2018
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De Minimis No More? California Supreme Court Finds Modern Technology Requires Employers To Better Track And Compensate Employees For Minimal Amounts Of Off-The-Clock Work
Today, the California Supreme Court issued its ruling in Troester v. Starbucks Corporation, and departed from federal law's more employer-friendly version of the de minimis rule ...
United States
10 Aug 2018
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Time's Up, Florida: Creating Workplaces Free From Sexual Harassment And Retaliation
In 2017, nearly 9% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges of discrimination alleging sexual harassment were from employees working in Florida.
United States
10 Aug 2018
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The New ABCs Of Worker Classification In California
In a groundbreaking decision on April 30, the California Supreme Court adopted a new legal standard that makes it much more difficult for businesses to classify California workers as independent...
United States
10 Aug 2018
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When Must Commissions Be Paid?
Many wage laws and jurisdictions give deference to employment agreements or even past employer practices when determining when commissions are "earned" by an employee and must be "paid" by an employer.
United States
9 Aug 2018
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How USDOL's So-Called "20% Rule" Has Obscured The FLSA's Definition Of A "Tipped Employee"
Section 3(m) of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") permits an employer to take the "tip credit" for "tipped employees".
United States
9 Aug 2018
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A Closer Look Into The State Of Arbitration
Katherine Sandberg of the Sacramento office authored the Building Savvy article "The State of Arbitration: Where We're At, Where We're Headed ...
United States
9 Aug 2018
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Once More Unto The Breach: Massachusetts Inching Closer To Noncompete Reform
It finally happened. After years of debate on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts law makers agreed to reform the Commonwealth's treatment of noncompetition agreements as part of a number of bills passed...
United States
8 Aug 2018
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MSHA Citations Upheld By Administrative Law Judges Before April 3, 2018 May Be Invalid
Over the last few years, there has been debate regarding whether ALJs are "inferior officers" under the Appointments Clause of the Constitution.
United States
8 Aug 2018
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