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Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make in Employment Applications

USA - May 17 2017 Employment applicationsalmost every employer in the country uses them. They can seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which

Employment & labor law in the USA

Global, USA - May 10 2017 A structured guide to employment and labor law in the USA

Employer required to reimburse employees for personal cell phone use despite unlimited minutes plans

USA - August 20 2014 Cell phones are ubiquitous. At some companies, employees use their personal phones to make business calls. Does an employer need to "pay" for that

Court endorses PTO use for exempt employee partial-day absences

USA - July 30 2014 Employers often confuse the strict rules limiting the docking of exempt employees' salary with different rules relating to partial-day deductions

Second Circuit Rules on Bounds of Protected Concerted Activity

USA - May 12 2017 In a case at the edges of protected employee conduct during a union organizing drive, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week found that an

First Impressions of the President's Proposed FY18 Budget for Labor and Employment Agencies

USA - May 24 2017 On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposala more detailed and developed version (it's nearly 1300

Minnesota Legislature Gives Up on Bill to Preempt Cities’ Safe and Sick Leave Ordinances

USA - May 23 2017 In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, Republicans who control both houses of the Minnesota Legislature reached an agreement with

Emeryville Strikes Again: Another Employee-Friendly Ordinance to Take Effect

USA - May 22 2017 San Francisco's notoriously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard for its neighboring cities. Emeryville, which is across the bay

Massachusetts House Passes “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act”

USA - May 19 2017 On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House, by unanimous vote (150-to-0), passed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers

Trump Administration Notifies Congress of Intent to Renegotiate NAFTA

USA - May 19 2017 The White House formally notified Congress on Thursday of the Trump administration’s intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement