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The Latest and Greatest Developments in Immigration Law

USA - April 24 2018 About one year ago, President Trump signed the “Buy American Hire American” (BAHA) Executive Order to “create higher wages and employment rates for…

Who Are You?: The Legal Implications of Employee Personality Testing

USA - April 10 2018 Many employers require employees and applicants to take personality testing (think Meyers-Briggs). Others are seriously considering adding this as a…

You’re Fired! The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Fire an Employee

USA - March 29 2018 When President Trump fired then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this month, he did it in one of the most public ways possible: on Twitter…

NLRB Rolls Back Obama-Era Workplace Handbook and Rule Restrictions

USA - March 21 2018 For the past several years, folks in the HR space have had to pay special attention to the language in their handbooks and employment policies out of…

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…