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Law in the Workplace Blog

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Update Your Background Check Forms

USA - October 16 2018 Employers who use third parties to obtain criminal and credit background reports on employees and prospects have to jump through numerous technical…

Proliferation of service and support animals presenting quandaries for retailers and employers

USA - September 10 2018 There has no doubt been an increase in the number of consumers and employees using service or support animals when they patron public accommodations…

Don’t Forget to Sign That Arbitration Agreement

USA - June 25 2018 Did you have your employee or customer sign an arbitration agreement, set it aside with the intent to counter-sign later and then forget? Then you may…

Supreme Court Rules Auto Dealership Service Advisors are Exempt from Overtime

USA - April 3 2018 The United States Supreme Court issued an opinion on April 2, 2018 that Service Advisors working at a California Mercedes Benz dealership were exempt…

City of Austin Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Policy

USA - February 26 2018 Have employees working in Austin? If so, they may likely be entitled to mandatory paid sick leave come October. While many employers offer some form…

The Beaver’s Repayment Provision Held Invalid

USA - February 14 2018 A running battle has been waged in Texas regarding a narrow issue of employment law. Can an employer require an employee to “refund” part of their…

Trump’s Paid Family Leave Plan: What It Is, and What It Isn’t

USA - February 13 2018 With the release of President Trump’s 2019 fiscal year budget proposal on Monday, we have a better outline of the White House’s paid family leave plan…

How the World Will Change If the ‘Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act’ Becomes Law

USA - December 21 2017 On Tuesday, tech giant Microsoft threw its support behind the bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act (“EFASHA”), which was…

The Weinstein Effect: Changing How Employers Address Sexual Harassment?

USA - December 8 2017 It started with Harvey. And it hasn’t slowed down. The fallout has been wide-ranging, from execs in Hollywood to politicians in DC. Kevin Spacey…

Does The Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals Criminalize No Poaching Agreements?

USA - September 28 2017 In November 2016, I wrote in this blog about Guidance issued by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade…