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New FCRA Form for Pre-Employment Background Checks Starts Sept. 21

USA - September 20 2018 Employers who routinely use third party credit reporting agencies for pre-employment background screening have a new requirement due to recent changes…

New Illinois law aims to prevent violence against nurses

USA - September 11 2018 To address the risks of violence against nurses and other health care workers, Illinois hospitals and other employers of health care workers will be…

OFCCP Issues New Directive for Analyzing Compensation

USA - September 4 2018 Organizations doing business with the federal government may be subject to affirmative action requirements, overseen by the Office of Federal Contract…

G is for Golden Standard

USA - August 31 2018 In the labor and employment world, a question we often must remember to ask our clients is: in which state does the employee work? States’ labor laws…

EPA Streamlining Efforts Look to ACE the Clean Power Plan

USA - August 24 2018 Following through on one of President Trump’s first Executive Orders that instructed EPA to repeal and replace the CPP, the EPA issued a new proposal…

Letterhead Policy Not Airtight in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

USA - August 23 2018 Last month, an Eighth Circuit federal appeals panel reinstated a lawsuit that alleged an athletic director was wrongfully terminated after using…

Do You Think Your Harassment Training Is Changing Behavior?

USA - July 30 2018 Recently I shared on Currents an article I wrote about a wide variety of topics that have come as remedies to the ongoing harassment problem…

F is for Fluctuate: Overtime Pay And The Fluctuating Workweek (WTH is FWW?)

USA - July 27 2018 While speaking with a client recently about the vast sea of FLSA regulations, a question arose about the use of half-time pay. FLSA’s golden rule for…

Round Up: Court Rules Rounding Payroll System Permissible Even When (a slight) Majority of Employees Lose Time

USA - June 29 2018 A California state appeals court recently held that two California hospitals’ practice of rounding all employee time punches to the nearest…

Paid sick leave in Chicago and Cook County: Are you compliant with notice and carry over requirements?

USA - June 29 2018 For a year now, the City of Chicago and Cook County paid sick leave ordinances have required employers to provide at least a minimum amount of paid…