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Ohio court rules board meeting sign-in process is legal

March 26 2013 In Paridon v. Trumbull County Children's Services Board, the Ohio Court of Appeals upheld the Trumbull County Children's Services Board (Board)…

Voting leave for election day

October 24 2012 As mentioned in a recent FR alert, “Time Off to Vote?,” written by my colleague Sally J. Scott, Illinois requires employers to allow employees who are eligible to vote up to two hours of paid time off while polls are open (from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) on Election Day.

Sixth Circuit rules school’s search of student cellphone violated Fourth Amendment

April 23 2013 In a recent decision, the first federal appellate court to address the rights of school officials to search student cell phones held that a student's…

New FLSA Exemption Rules - Coming In July?

February 1 2016 Over the last few months we've been asked on an almost daily basis when the DOL will be publishing its hotly anticipated white collar exemption rules…

Closed session discussions violated the OMA even though litigation possible

November 15 2012 The Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office (PAC) issued a binding opinion last week finding that the Washington County Board Finance Committee violated the Open Meetings Act (OMA).

New Classification Test Announced for California Independent Contractors

May 1 2018 On Monday, April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision establishing the presumption that a worker is an employee in that…

Attorney General Decision Finds School Board’s Closed Session Did Not Violate OMA

April 16 2018 On April 12, the Assistant Attorney General (“AAG”) at the Public Access Bureau issued a letter finding that a School District did not violate the…

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Allowing Employers to Avoid Payment for Excessive 15-Minute FMLA Breaks; Employers Yawn

April 16 2018 Last June, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would again issue opinion letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws…

Employees Are Not Entitled to Compensation for FMLA Covered Breaks

April 13 2018 As mentioned previously here last summer, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division has brought back the Opinion Letter, the process…

Employers Can’t Use Salary History to Defend Pay Gap

April 12 2018 On Monday, April 9, 2018, the day before Equal Pay Day, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers cannot use an employee’s past salary to…