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Don't Let Your Employees Trade Your Trade Secrets
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) warned that there has been a dramatic rise in trade secret theft. The DOJ points to China as the primary sponsor of such trade secret theft.
United States
8 Oct 2019
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It's Not Just California Anymore: State And Local Laws Challenge The Multijurisdictional Employer
Did you know that employers can be sued in Michigan for height discrimination? Or that in Maine, starting in 2021, employees can take paid time off for any reason at all?
United States
2 Oct 2019
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California Statute Offers Dramatic Change To Independent Contractor, Franchise-Franchisee Relationships
On September 18, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new measure — Assembly Bill 5 — which will redefine how businesses classify their workers.
United States
30 Sep 2019
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EEOC Provides Guidance On Reporting Non-Binary Gender Employees
Over the last few years, many employers have implemented diversity and inclusion programs, whether official or unofficial
United States
27 Sep 2019
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Be Aware Of Potential Legal Restrictions When Implementing A Workplace Weapons Policy
In what has become an all-too-familiar headline, an individual who had recently been terminated from his job is responsible for the deaths of seven innocent victims and injury to over a dozen more.
United States
23 Sep 2019
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EEO-1 Component 2 Filing Deadline Is Just Days Away – But Employers May Be Off The Hook Next Year
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has provided notice that it won't renew the requirement that covered employers provide "Component 2" pay data as part of their annual EEO-1 reporting
United States
23 Sep 2019
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DHS Moves Closer To Launching Its H-1B Cap Registration System
The Department of Homeland Security recently moved closer to launching its new electronic registration system for allocating the H-1B cap, which is the annual limit on certain types of new H-1B cases.
United States
23 Sep 2019
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Employers Beware: It's Once Again Time To Review Your Arbitration Agreements
We have been discussing arbitration agreements in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) context lately, particularly with respect to class action waivers.
United States
11 Sep 2019
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If You Agree This New FMLA Form Is An Improvement, Check Box 1
Right now, the Department of Labor (DOL) is testing the theory that less is really more. To that end, last month the agency proposed changes to the optional-use forms that employers commonly use
United States
5 Sep 2019
10
401k Plan Administrators Problem Uncashed Checks
The IRS recently issued Revenue Ruling 2019-19. The Revenue Ruling provides 401(k) plan administrators with helpful guidance on how to report and withhold from 401(k) plan distributions when a plan
United States
5 Sep 2019
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Federal Government Proposes Changes In Trucking Industry Rules To Improve "Flexibility"; Safety Groups Raise Concerns
The trucking industry is closely tied to the automotive industry. The trucking industry transports vast quantities of raw materials for use by automotive companies in their manufacturing
United States
28 Aug 2019
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NLRB Holds That Employers May Modify Arbitration Agreements, Threaten Workers To Sign After Commencement Of Class Action Lawsuit
As we have previously written, the issue of employment arbitration agreements and their effect on class action matters has been an area of significant evolution over the years.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Massachusetts Attorney General Cracks Down On Child Labor Law Violations
Businesses may employ minors in Massachusetts, but complying with Massachusetts child labor law involves more than just ensuring your workers are 14 or older.
United States
28 Aug 2019
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Do You Have My Back? Safety Considerations For Multiemployer Worksites
You and the person who offices next to you, or the person with whom you just shared a story in the break room, may not share the same employer.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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OFCCP Introduces Virtual Compliance Help Desk, Continuing Its Trend Toward Increased Cooperation With Federal Contractors
As we have previously noted for readers who are federal contractors and subcontractors, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Illinois Amends Its Equal Pay Act, Banning Employers from Inquiring About Salary Histories
As part of its effort to tackle the pay gap between men and women, Illinois has joined the national trend of banning questions regarding a job applicant's salary history
United States
15 Aug 2019
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New Federal Paid Family Leave Proposal Draws Bipartisan Support
We've discussed on several occasions the patchwork of paid sick and family leave laws in cities and states across the country.
United States
8 Aug 2019
18
Does Inconsistency Always Kill The Cat?
Spoiler alert - this article doesn't have anything to do with cats. But it is about something you hear all the time from employment attorneys.
United States
8 Aug 2019
19
ERISA Fiduciary Training – Should Employee/Fiduciaries Live Without It?
Every week, new federal lawsuits are filed against companies and individuals, alleging that one or more breaches of fiduciary duties have been committed in connection with responsibilities owed
United States
2 Aug 2019
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New York Second State To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Hairstyle
New York recently became the second state, after California, to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle. On July 12, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that amends the state's civil rights law to make it clear...
United States
2 Aug 2019
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