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5 Employment Law Predictions for 2018 - Part II

USA - January 25 2018 Part I of this post offered predictions related to DOL Opinion Letters and a likely rule increasing the minimum exempt salary level under the FLSA…

5 Employment Law Predictions for 2018 - Part I

USA - January 23 2018 With the holidays now over and everyone settling back into our regular work routines, some predictions on labor and employment law developments for…

Does Your Workplace Need A “Hands Off Pants On” Rule?

USA - January 9 2018 Late last year, to protect hospitality workers from sexual harassment and assault, the Chicago City Council passed what is known as the “Hands Off…

Potential Discrimination Through Social Media Ads

USA - January 2 2018 In today's internet-driven world, employers have never had more options from which to recruit new hires. Sites like Zip Recruiter, Monster.com, and…

Sexual Harassment Is Not Just A Hollywood Problem

USA - November 7 2017 Last month The New Yorker published a story detailing years of claimed sexual harassment and misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since…

Two Bulls in a China Shop: The EEOC and the DOJ

USA - October 19 2017 United States executive agencies are practically always on the same page when presenting to the public. So, it is incredibly unusual to see two such…

Employee Use Of Marijuana: The Law Is Hazy For Employers

USA - October 10 2017 You may have seen the news that the City of Atlanta recently passed an ordinance decriminalizing the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana…

DACA: What Its Undoing Means For Employers

USA - October 3 2017 Last month, the Trump Administration announced plans to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. This change in…

Could The EEOC Sue Over Your “Maximum Leave” Policy?

USA - August 9 2017 Earlier this month, a widely-recognized Fortune 50 company reached a $1.7 million agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to…

Employer Readiness in the Current State of Heightened Employer Inspections

USA - August 2 2017 One of President Trump’s chief agenda items has been immigration enforcement. While the President’s intent may be to keep out terrorists, remove…