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Newsroom image for the post NLRB Decision Adds to Patchwork of Employee Classification Standards

Posted June 5, 2019

NLRB Decision Adds to Patchwork of Employee Classification Standards

On Jan. 25, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an employer-friendly decision in SuperShuttle DFW, 367 N.L.R.B., No. 75 that added a wrinkle to the already complex patchwork of laws determining whether a worker is an employee or …

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Posted May 24, 2019

Medical Marijuana Laws Creating New Protected Class of Employees

Thirty-three states have some form of legalized recreational or medical marijuana use as of April 2019, requiring many U.S. employers to rethink their rules and approaches when it comes to workers’ use of marijuana. In many of these states, medical …

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Posted May 15, 2019

The Bottom Line for Tip Credit Legislation

As the minimum wage discourse permeates the country and discussions about fairness and living wages make their way into state and local legislatures, a question remains for how minimum wage laws affect tipped employees. Tip credits allow employers to pay …

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Posted April 25, 2019

NLRB Redefines Protected Concerted Activity in Workplace

In January 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) narrowed the standard for when an employee’s conduct is considered protected concerted activity. The 3-1 ruling upheld the dismissal of a complaint accusing Alstate Maintenance LLC of violating the National Labor …

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Posted April 17, 2019

Candid Job Applicant Feedback: A Cool Favor That Can Put You in Hot Water

For employers turning down applicants, frank feedback hasn’t exactly been standard protocol. Historically, employers have used boilerplate rejection letters, or simply silence, to turn down applicants. Yet whether it’s due to shortages in talent, generational changes in the workforce, online …

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Posted April 10, 2019

Workplace Biometrics Put to the Test

More than 10 years ago, the Illinois State Legislature passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which requires private sector companies to gain authorization before collecting employees’ biometric data, such as fingerprints, iris scans, voiceprints and facial recognition. While the …

Posted July 24, 2017

Oregon Bill Mandating Predictable Schedules Expected to be Signed into Law

Oregon lawmakers approved the nation’s first statewide measure requiring predictive scheduling for employees. Assuming Gov. Kate Brown signs as expected, the bill takes effect July 1, 2018, and requires large employers in the retail, hospitality, and food service industries to …

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