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Robots Are Taking Our Jobs! UBI And The Future Workplace
From Mark Zuckerberg to the mayor of Stockton, the concept of Universal Basic Income is catching fire. What is this newfangled concept, and what can employers expect in the new emerging economy?
United States
22 Feb 2018
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Has The "Outer Limit" Contract Reached Its Expiry Date?
It is common for employers to bring on employees for limited term employment, where work may not be ongoing.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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The More Things Change, The More They … Change: Recent Developments In Trade Secrets Protection And Non-Competition Law
Trade secrets and confidential information are receiving increasing protection in many states, and as more states perceive this as a "business friendly" issue, this trend will continue and expand.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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Gaming & Hospitality Legal News: Volume 11, Number 2
Trade secrets and confidential information are receiving increasing protection in many states, and as more states perceive this as a "business friendly" issue, this trend will continue and expand.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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Employers Take Note: Tax Season Phishing Scams On The Rise
It is tax season once again, and with it comes an increased threat of phishing scams targeting human resources and payroll personnel.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Whistleblowers Must Report To SEC To Be Afforded Protection Under Dodd-Frank Act
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, 9-0, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers that the term "whistleblower" under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not include individuals who report violations of securities laws internally to their companies but not to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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Restrictive Covenants Place In-House Attorneys In A Real Predicament – But Are They Enforceable?
Employers enter into restrictive covenants with members of their workforce to protect their trade secrets and confidential information, particularly with employees who have access to such information.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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Considering Offering Severance Pay In Exchange For Certain Post-Employment Obligations? Think Again.
An employer violated employee's labor rights by offering her a separation agreement that contained unlawful terms ruled a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") ...
United States
22 Feb 2018
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"It Says What It Says": Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Requires SEC Reporting, SCOTUS Rules
On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the anti-retaliation provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not extend to an individual who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
United States
22 Feb 2018
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More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees
A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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State Of Jobsite Safety: 2018
Jobsite safety remains of paramount importance for all involved in the construction industry.
United States
22 Feb 2018
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District Court Upholds OSHA's Refusal To Permit Compliance Officer's Testimony In Personal Injury Case
n a personal injury action (associated with an accident that resulted in an OSHA inspection), a trucking company sought to compel the deposition testimony of two OSHA compliance officers because the accident was the genesis of the tort litigation.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Eighth Circuit: Employer May "Elaborate" On Explanation For Termination During Litigation
In Rooney v. Rock Tenn Converting Company, et. al., the Eighth Circuit affirmed judgment against a former sales executive who alleged he was terminated for not being Jewish and not being female.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Goodbye, Guidance? Feds Limit Power Of Agency Guidance Documents
A short policy memorandum quietly issued by the U.S. Department of Justice's No. 3 official late last month could end up having positive implications for employers defending claims brought by the federal government.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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The Federal Antitrust And Labor Law Double Bind: The Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument In Challenge To Seattle's Ordinance Granting Collective Bargaining Rights To "Gig-Economy" Drivers
On Monday, February 5, 2018, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's lawsuit challenging the City of Seattle's ordinance allowing independent-contractor drivers to engage in collective bargaining was before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for oral argument.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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April 1, 2018 is Fast Approaching – Are Your Disability Claims Procedures Ready?
The Department of Labor issued the final disability claims regulations on December 16, 2016. These regulations are effective for all claims filed on or after April 1, 2018.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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California As A Sanctuary State: Restrictions On Employers' Compliance With Federal Immigration Actions
In October 2017, California passed the widely publicized Senate Bill 54, the unofficial "sanctuary state" bill, which bars state and local law enforcement agencies from asking people about their immigration status.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Benefits For The Gig Workforce: Is There A Solution That Won't Defeat The Business Model?
Offering health, retirement, and workers' compensation benefits to the varied gig workforce, while maintaining some affordability to the worker while also avoiding the 30 percent cost increase ...
United States
21 Feb 2018
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FLSA Conditional Certification Standard Bites Plaintiffs
A district court in the Eastern District of Louisiana refused to conditionally certify a class of employees who accused their employer of intentionally underpaying and reducing hours from time records to avoid paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
21 Feb 2018
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Does Anything Good Happen After Midnight? Austin, Texas Adopts Paid Sick Leave
At approximately 1:00 a.m. CST on February 16, 2018, the Austin, Texas City Council approved an ordinance establishing a paid sick leave requirement that will apply to all private employers located within the City.
United States
21 Feb 2018
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