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Michigan Paid Sick Time and Minimum Wage Laws Amended

USA - December 6 2018 The Earned Sick Time Act ballot initiative, enacted into law by the Michigan Legislature in September, is amended and on its way to Governor Rick…

Michigan Employer Action Steps for Recreational Marijuana

USA - December 5 2018 Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan as of December 6, 2018, which means that clear communication and managing employee expectations is…

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Seventh Circuit Ministerial Exception Appeal

USA - November 16 2018 In a disability discrimination case involving a teacher at a Jewish school in Milwaukee, the Seventh Circuit has for the first time addressed the…

Latest DOL Opinion Letter Says Goodbye to the 80-20 Rule

USA - November 9 2018 If you are a wage and hour rules buff, it is now old news that the Department of Labor has revived an old habit - the issuance of Opinion Letters…

Do You Pay Overtime for On-Call Work? A Cautionary Tale

USA - November 9 2018 Many employers are intimidated by the myriad rules, regulations and exemptions contained within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). History shows…

California Employers Can Expect More Employment Litigation in 2019

USA - November 8 2018 In light of the #metoo movement, a new law in California will strengthen laws prohibiting all forms of harassment in the workplace. On Sept. 30…

Will Chicago be the next big city to pass a predictive scheduling law?

USA - November 6 2018 It’s hard to predict the future fate of Chicago’s proposed Fair Workweek Ordinance, particularly in an election year. But the Chicago City Council may…

Leading from #MeToo: Making a Long-Term Impact on Workplace Culture

United Kingdom - November 1 2018 With the initial impact of #MeToo in the rearview mirror, forward-thinking businesses are asking themselves what to do next. How do we overcome…

Don’t Forget: New Procedures for Illinois Charges of Discrimination

USA - October 19 2018 On Aug. 24, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) was amended to increase filing timeframes, allow for employee opt-out provisions, and modify the…

New Federal Lawsuit Pits Religion Against Gay Rights in Employment Context

USA - October 18 2018 On Oct. 6, the U.S. Pastor Council and Hotze Health & Wellness Center filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity…