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Supreme Court to determine if Title VII prohibits discrimination based on gender identity

USA - May 21 2019 This fall the Supreme Court will hear the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, in which it will decide whether Title VII prohibits…

Court ruling puts administration’s immigration policy on hold

USA - May 8 2019 On Friday, May 3, a Federal District Judge in North Carolina enjoined the Trump Administration’s effort to change the immigration policy on “unlawful…

Cincinnati bars questions about salary history

USA - April 23 2019 In March 2019, the City of Cincinnati became the latest in a small but growing list of states and municipalities prohibiting employers from asking…

Standard for religious accommodation requests may get Supreme Court review

USA - April 18 2019 Requests for religious accommodations at work can involve a wide range of issues including schedule changes, relief from weekend or overtime work…

DOL seeks to limit joint employer liability for wage and hour claims

USA - April 4 2019 On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to narrow the definition of a “joint employer” under the Fair Labor…

Is your online application process a risk?

USA - April 2 2019 Do you solicit and accept employment applicants electronically? If so, assume a potential applicant has physical or other disabilities making it…

DOL formally publishes notice of proposed rulemaking regarding salary threshold increase

USA - March 25 2019 Earlier this month, we reported that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) was reportedly set to propose a new regulation that would update…

Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act: Are you ready?

USA - March 21 2019 Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) goes into effect on March 29, 2019. It requires a number of new practices for employers operating in…

New forms I-539 and I-539A, and additional fees, required on March 21, 2019

USA - March 14 2019 Foreign nationals, especially spouses and dependents of nonimmigrant workers and students, are warned that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services…

DOL releases notice of proposed rulemaking regarding salary threshold increase

USA - March 8 2019 Last week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) was reportedly set to propose a new regulation that would update time-and-a-half pay…