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NH Joins Ban On Non-Competes For Low-Wage Employees
Following both Massachusetts and Maine, New Hampshire will prohibit non-compete agreements for employees who earn an hourly rate that is equal to or lesser than double the federal minimum wage.
United States
31 Jul 2019
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Decoding The Rights Of Gig Economy Workers
In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor explains that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
9 Jul 2019
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US Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Sexual Orientation And Transgender Employees Are Protected Under Title VII
The US Supreme Court recently announced it accepted three cases that will determine the scope of "sex" discrimination under federal law.
United States
15 May 2019
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DOL Says Some Gig Economy Workers Are Independent Contractors
In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor explained that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
15 May 2019
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Retaliation Remains Top Concern For Employers Today - Will Your Managers Recognize It When They See It?
Q. Eric complained internally about harassment due to teasing and jokes by co-workers based on his accent. He later filed a charge of discrimination against his employer BigCo, Inc. ...
United States
15 Oct 2018
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Guidelines For Legal And Effective Interviewing
A vital component in the hiring process is the employment interview. In order to hire the most qualified applicant, managers and employees who participate in the selection process must be well versed in how to effectively conduct interviews.
United States
12 Oct 2018
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Employers Get Green Light For One-On-One Arbitration Clauses In Employment Agreements
In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has held that employers may enforce arbitration agreements signed by employees that bar class-action lawsuits and require individualized arbitration.
United States
24 May 2018
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Gig-Economy Driver For Grubhub Found An Independent Contractor
In what some believe the first federal trial over the classification of this new 21st Century worker, a federal district court found a Grubhub driver an independent contractor rather than an employee.
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Using Temp Workers Can Create Uncertainty
My company has some small, short-term projects we need help on later this year.
United States
12 Apr 2018
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Can Workers Be Disciplined For Off-Duty Contact?
Most companies have employment handbooks that govern the expected conduct of employees within the workplace.
United States
14 Aug 2017
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Reviewing Whistleblower Laws
Whistleblowers are employees who raise or report concerns about an employer's unlawful activity or conduct that is a danger to public safety or health.
United States
17 Jul 2017
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You Want More Time Off? Dealing With Employee Disability Leave Requests
Disability discrimination claims filed against employers hit an all-time high in 2015. Seeing this troubling trend, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) set out to improve employer education...
United States
11 Jan 2017
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EEOC Focusing On Gig Economy
Many of us remember the cartoon series The Jetsons. In that futuristic animation, we were introduced to George and Jane Jetson, their teenage daughter Judy and elementary-school-age son Elroy from Orbit City.
United States
30 Dec 2016
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EEOC Unveils Its Enforcement Focus For Next 4 Years — 2017 To 2021
In October, the EEOC unveiled its four year Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP). The SEP provides employers insight into areas the EEOC plans to focus on in the coming years.
United States
17 Nov 2016
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Closing the Pay Gap? EEOC Seeks To Expand Reporting Data To Cover Wage Discrimination
In July, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission publicized a revised proposal that would require employers to expand their reporting of data through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
United States
21 Oct 2016
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You Want More Time Off? How To Deal With Employee Disability Leave Requests
Disability discrimination claims filed against employers hit an all-time high in 2015. Seeing this trend, the EEOC set out to improve employer education on what is required under the law.
United States
19 Oct 2016
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Federal Judge Denies $100 Million Class-Action Settlement Between Uber And Drivers
Upon a motion for preliminary approval of the class-action settlement for $100 million, a federal court found that the settlement between Uber and drivers in two states was not fair...
United States
1 Sep 2016
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Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protections
Effective October 1, 2016, "places of public accommodation" in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their gender identity.
United States
26 Aug 2016
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One Step Closer To Closing The Pay Gap? EEOC Proposes Expanding EEO-1 Report
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 publicized a revised proposal to expand pay data collection through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
United States
9 Aug 2016
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EEOC Provides Resource On Leave As Accommodation
Employers have a new resource document to use when determining when and how to grant employees leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
United States
25 Jul 2016
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