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Supreme Court holds ‘raise it or waive it’ when an employee fails to exhaust administrative remedies

USA - June 6 2019 In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an employee’s failure to exhaust administrative remedies is not a jurisdictional…

EEO-1 pay data update: Employers must report 2017 and 2018 information

USA - May 3 2019 As we explained last week, a federal judge recently ruled that all employers who are required to submit EEO-1 surveys must report 2018 employee pay…

EEO-1 reporting employers must report pay data to EEOC by Sept. 30, 2019

USA - April 25 2019 A federal judge reportedly ruled April 25 that all employers who are required to submit EEO-1 surveys on employee demographic data must report…

Missouri Supreme Court holds LGBTQ employees are protected from sex-based stereotyping

USA - March 1 2019 The Missouri Supreme Court held on Feb. 26, 2019, that under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), sex-based stereotypical attitudes can form the…

A new rule of thumb for BIPA litigation: Actual harm not necessary to sustain claims

USA - February 6 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court in January 2019 held that plaintiffs bringing claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) are not…

Keep your sick leave policies healthy during flu season

USA - January 31 2019 For employers, flu season is a great time for a checkup - not with your doctor, but with your policies and procedures related to employee sick leave…

NLRB reinstates age-old independent-contractor standard

USA - January 28 2019 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on Jan. 25, 2019, overturned its 2014 ruling in FedEx Home Delivery and returned to its long-standing…

DOL Opinion Letter eliminates nearly unworkable 80/20 rule for tipped employees

USA - November 12 2018 On Nov. 8, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Opinion Letter reviving its 2009 guidance that eliminated the 80/20 rule for tipped workers…

Missouri voters reject right-to-work measure

USA - August 8 2018 On Aug. 7, 2018, Missouri residents voted by a 2 to 1 margin against Proposition A, which would have made Missouri a right-to-work state. The ballot…

"I care for my newborn, too!" Dads demand equality in paid parental leave policies

USA - July 27 2018 In an age when companies are more progressive than ever and employers are focused on keeping employees happy and healthy, employee benefits such as…