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California Supreme Court Kicks Off Game of “Capture The Time” and Employers Scramble to Keep Up

USA - August 1 2018 A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court could have lasting consequences for timekeeping practices and the payment of wages for hourly…

Trends and Takeaways from the Annual Immigration Law Conference

USA - June 19 2018 Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country…

SCOTUS Permits Employee Arbitration Clauses That Forbid Class Actions

USA - June 5 2018 On May 21, 2018, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held that employers can force employees into individual arbitration and avoid class action lawsuits…

Recent Developments in Pay Equity: Real Reactions, Not Just Headlines

USA - May 29 2018 Pay equity is a hot topic - and not just in employment and HR circles. Both inside and outside of the courts, the issue has gained national attention…

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…