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Labor Department Expands Wage and Hour Laws to Home Care Workers

September 18, 2013
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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division extended minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act to home care workers.


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Affordable Care Act: Your Delays and Deadlines Update

September 18, 2013
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Here’s a quick look at the delays and impending deadlines affecting employers.
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Your Company’s Personnel Files Are Not Your Employees’ Personal Property

September 17, 2013
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It is critical that you have a policy establishing rights and expectations in relation to personnel files.
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When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go: The Right to Workplace Bathroom Breaks

September 11, 2013
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Employers shouldn’t be the potty police. When an employee has to go, an employee has to go. Unless an employee seems to abusing bathroom rights, let employees be.
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Protecting the Caregiver

September 11, 2013
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An overview of resources to address caregiver discrimination.
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Legal Briefing: Proof Needed to Demonstrate Unlawful Retaliation

August 21, 2013
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The Supreme Court has increased the causation threshold for Title VII cases, which provides greater protections for potential defendants of such actions and takes away a legal path from potential plaintiffs.
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Legal Briefing: Supreme Court Ruling Limits Harassment Claims

August 21, 2013
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Employers must have complaint procedures and an effective process to investigate and resolve harassment allegations.
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Legal Briefing: NLRB Posting Rule and Employer Speech Rights

July 30, 2013
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The NLRB’s rule compelling employers to post notices of worker rights oversteps the NLRB’s rule-making authority.
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Is Your Company Looking at the Wrong Info to Screen Candidates Using Social Media?

July 9, 2013
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There might be some science behind how employers are using social media posts to screen applicants and hire employees.
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The FMLA, the ADA and No-Fault Attendance Policies

July 2, 2013
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Employers have a lot to gain from no-fault attendance policies. In deciding whether to adopt or continue a no-fault attendance policy, however, employers must carefully balance those benefits against the risk of FMLA or ADA violations.
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