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What You Need To Know About The City Of Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance
On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council joined a growing number of other municipalities and passed a sweeping new ordinance, dubbed the Fair Workweek Ordinance by its sponsors
United States
21 Aug 2019
Recreational Cannabis In The Workplace: A Guide For California Employers
Do your employees think they can smoke cannabis in the workplace because it's legal? Are your employees telling you that even though they failed a drug test you have to keep them on as employees?
United States
21 Feb 2018
Illinois Takes The Lead On Employee Privacy: What Employers Need To Know
When it comes to employee privacy protection, employees in the United States generally do not have a right to privacy in their workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Cannabis At Work: An Update For Employers
The legalization of cannabis in California raises significant questions as to whether employers can enforce policies prohibiting cannabis use by employees.
United States
28 Jul 2017
The Future Of Gainful Employment: Three Points, A Calendar, And A Webinar
As REGucation readers know, the U.S. Department of Education's "gainful employment" or "GE" regulations require, among other things, that for each GE program an institution offers...
United States
24 Mar 2017
In A Significant Change, 2nd Circuit Requires Strict Compliance With Department Of Labor Claim Regulations
At least in the 2nd Circuit, new pitfalls await ERISA administrators processing claims and appeals from adverse benefit determinations.
United States
16 Mar 2017
March 1 Is Just Around The Corner – Have You Installed Transgender Restroom Signs?
Pursuant to new California Health & Safety Code section 118600, beginning March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment...
United States
15 Feb 2017
Missouri To Join Right To Work Ranks: Is The Fight Over Or Just Warming Up?
The version of the bill passed on Jan. 26 by the Missouri Senate does contain a carve-out for current agreements, and would not apply to any contract in place as of the statute's effective date.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Texas Overtime Ruling Directly Affects California Employers
California employers are directly affected by a decision of a federal district court in Texas enjoining the implementation of the Department of Labor (DOL) minimum salary guideline for employees.
United States
19 Dec 2016
NLRB Issues Two Key Decisions Affecting Higher Ed
On August 23, the National Labor Relations Board issued several decisions affecting unionization rights at private universities.
United States
31 Aug 2016
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Final Rule Updating Overtime Regulations
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule updating the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
27 May 2016
New OSHA Reporting And Anti-Retaliation Rules
On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized a rule which will expand employer requirements to record and submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses.
United States
26 May 2016
California Ups The Ante On Minimum Wages
California is at it again, this time leading the charge to raise minimum wages.
United States
13 Apr 2016
Post That Policy: California FEHA Amended Regs Take Effect April 1, 2016
On April 1, 2016, amended regulations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act will take effect.
United States
31 Mar 2016
Government Contractors Must Address Domestic Trafficking
Many Americans are unaware of human trafficking's pervasiveness, believing, if they have considered it at all, that trafficking takes place only in third-world countries.
United States
4 Feb 2016
California Employers: Are You Ready For 2016?
The California Legislature has been busy throughout 2015 enacting new laws as holiday "gifts" for California employers. Here are 5 things to look out for in 2016.
United States
29 Dec 2015
California Auto Dealers: Re-Check Your Pay Plans And Wage Statements Before January 1, 2016
On October 10, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1513 into law creating a new California Labor Code § 226.2 (effective January 1, 2016), which rewrites and redefines the rules governing piece-rate compensation in California.
United States
18 Nov 2015
Employers And Medical Marijuana: Are California's Anti-Drug Policies Up In Smoke?
What's an employer to do when faced with employees using marijuana in or out of the workplace?
United States
4 Nov 2015
Trick Or Treat For California Employers
As we approach Halloween, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have been busy on the employment front. The results of this activity are a "mixed bag" for California employers.
United States
29 Oct 2015
IRS Releases Final Forms For Health Care Reform Reporting
With required reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looming, employers should be aware of the latest guidance from the IRS. As a reminder, information reporting requirements apply to all employers who are members of an "Applicable Large Employer" under the ACA, generally an employer with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees in the previous year (including employees of related companies), and small employers that self-insure coverage
United States
1 Oct 2015
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