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Ugh. HR consultant hit for $1MM in unpaid overtime

USA - April 22 2016 No one is immune from wage-hour payouts. Not even a Human Resources consultant. California HR consulting firm TriNet has reportedly agreed to pay

North Carolina’s HB 2: The final analysis

USA - April 22 2016 This will be my last "analysis" post on the wrongful discharge provisions of North Carolina's HB 2. (I know you are heartbroken!) I'll continue to

Help Wanted: Avoiding Inadvertent Participation in Labor Trafficking

USA - April 28 2016 Is your company a labor trafficker? Surely not. But if your company employs large numbers of foreign seasonal workers, you could be implicated in

Sinking Deep Into That "Suitable Seating" Decision

USA - April 25 2016 Steve Katz had a blog post recently on the California Supreme Court's decision inKilby v. CVS Pharmacy, which provided some clarification on the

This is yuge. Union endorses Donald Trump for President

USA - April 27 2016 Admittedly, it's the National Border Patrol Council, but still. Breaking the nearly solid wall of support of organized labor for the two Democrat

Help Wanted: Avoiding Inadvertent Participation in Labor Trafficking

USA - April 28 2016 Is your company a labor trafficker? Surely not. But if your company employs large numbers of foreign seasonal workers, you could be implicated in

House Passes Federal Trade Secrets Law, Obama Expected to Sign

USA - April 28 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives voted 410-2 yesterday in favor of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which would allow companies to bring civil actions

This is yuge. Union endorses Donald Trump for President

USA - April 27 2016 Admittedly, it's the National Border Patrol Council, but still. Breaking the nearly solid wall of support of organized labor for the two Democrat

Uber announces $100 million settlement of independent contractor class actions in California and Massachusetts, but is it “whack-a-mole” time?

USA - April 27 2016 On April 21, Uber and plaintiffs' counsel announced settlements of class litigation in California and Massachusetts, in which Uber drivers contended

Lego-based workplace harassment will NOT be tolerated

USA - April 27 2016 You’ve heard of sex-based harassment, race-based harassment, and disability-based harassment. But have you ever heard of Lego-based harassment? Shawn