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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…

Seventh Circuit Revisits Contractor Misclassification

USA - June 28 2018 Courts in the U.S. have been grappling with the misclassification of independent contractors for more than 20 years. As our readers well know, there…

Will There Be An Epic Backlash?

USA - June 27 2018 By now, most have heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 21, 2018 opinion in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis. Epic actually decided a trio of…

D is for Drugs: Employee Drug Use and What You Should Know

USA - June 26 2018 For those left wondering what is really going on in the complicated world of employee drug use (illegal, legal, and "semi-legal"), I thought I would…

Supreme Court Says No To Repeat Class Actions After Statute Of Limitations

USA - June 14 2018 On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that filing a class action lawsuit does not toll the statute of limitations for the class to file…

Sixth Circuit Looks to Seventh and Ninth Circuits in Reviving Firefighters Title VII Suit against Union

USA - June 6 2018 On June 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit joined the Seventh and Ninth Circuits in holding that the standards governing a duty of…

In a Culture of Inclusiveness, Don’t Overlook Age

USA - June 1 2018 Age is the one protected class where everyone - eventually - is included. Yet as the #MeToo movement stays in the spotlight and implicit (and…

Simple Reminders For Developing Healthy Workplace Culture

USA - May 31 2018 All work environments develop their own workplace cultures, regardless of company size or industry. The role of culture, when consciously shaped and…

Workplace Culture 2.0: More Leadership, Less Management

USA - May 29 2018 Title VII is not a “civility code.” Although the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws discrimination in the workplace, it does not outlaw bad…