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HR Newsletter 2/25/20

February 25, 2020

In this Issue: EEOC Closes EEO-1“Component 2” Pay Data Collection; Upcoming Filing Requirements Not Yet Clear Reporting Deadline for OSHA Form 300A Looms Whistleblower Rights in Today’s Evolving Federal Statutory Landscape Cupid’s arrow strikes at work: Managing romantic personal relationships in the workplace Beltway Buzz U.S. DOT Issues Warning Regarding Use of CBD Products By …

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HR Newsletter 2/11/20

February 12, 2020

In this Issue: Responding to the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak: Best Practices for Employers Retailers Take Note – DOL Releases its “Joint Employer” Final Rule Election season is here: Can your employees leave work to vote? Employers, Help Me To Help You – Please, Document! Exclusions for Gender Reassignment Surgery May Violate Title VII and the …

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HR Newsletter 1/28/20

January 28, 2020

In This Issue: Knock, Knock, Who’s There? OSHA Inspector! Tips for Handling Workplace Issues Related to the Big Game and Other Madness Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak – What Employers Need to Know The New Year Brings New Guidance on FLSA Issues from the U.S. Department of Labor DOL Issues Final Rule Addressing Joint Employer Status Under …

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HR Newsletter 1/14/20

January 14, 2020

In This Issue: No Retaliation Where Documentation Supports Job Elimination and Termination for Performance EEOC Rescinds Policy Statement Disfavoring Arbitration Agreements NLRB Concludes Pending Workplace Investigations May Be Kept Sitting On The Job: When Sitting Is Requested As An ADA Accommodation No Magic Words Needed in Employee Requests for Leave That Might Be Protected By …

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HR Newsletter 12/17/19

December 17, 2019

In This Issue:  Festivus Time of the Year EEOC Conciliation Agreement Over Criminal History Background Checks An Employer is Not Required to Continue Unreasonable Accommodation Should a Company Ban All Workplace Relationships? Can Cross-Generational Viral Internet Phrases in the Workplace Create Unlawful Age Discrimination? When Poorly Performing Employers Suddenly Get Sick State & International Compliance …

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Can an Employer Refuse to Hire an Employee Because of the Employee’s Risk of Developing a Disability?

November 19, 2019

The Seventh Circuit joins the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits in holding that such a refusal would not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. In Shell v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company, No. 19-1030, the appellate court addressed the certified question “whether the ADA’s regarded-as provision encompasses conduct motivated by the likelihood that an …

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HR Newsletter 11/19/19

November 19, 2019

In This Issue: As the Workplace is Evolving, New Federal Labor Laws May Be On The Horizon Sixth Circuit Confirms Standard for ‘Regarded As’ Discrimination Under the ADA Five USERRA Responsibilities Employers Should Know Regarding Soldiers In The Workplace Can an Employer Refuse to Hire and Employee Because of the Employee’s Risk of Developing a …

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HR Newsletter 11/5/19

November 5, 2019

In This Issue: WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip, and Overtime Developments “I Love My Hair” – But Does Corporate America? What Does the EEOC Think About Religious Accommodations? It’s Spooky! NLRB Provides Clarity on Confidentiality and Social Media Contract Rules Another Year, Another Attempt in the U.S. Senate to Ban Non-Competes’ Nationwide Legal Pitfalls …

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