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Feb 17 2017
 

Immigration protests raise questions for employers

Advocates for immigrants are calling for a nationwide strike and boycott, under the banner “A Day Without Immigrants.”

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Feb 16 2017
Hiring 

Employer violated FCRA by including waiver in disclosure form for background check

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against an employer who included a waiver of liability in the same document that contained a disclosure statement required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

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Feb 06 2017
Q&ADisabilityHiringTermination & Resignation 

Q&A: Think twice before revoking job offers based on red flags

Question: We just found out our new hire was fired from his last job for bad attendance, after which he sued the company for disability discrimination. We’re worried he’s not a fit. Can we revoke the conditional job offer?

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Feb 03 2017
Affirmative Action 

Affirmative Action - Disability self-ID form renewed

On the very last day before it would have expired, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted an updated copy of its mandatory form for gathering disability data from workers.

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Feb 01 2017
Q&ALeave Laws 

Do we have to give FMLA leave to remote employees?

Q: Are our employees that work remotely, in homes that are more than 75 miles from our nearest location, eligible for FMLA?

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Jan 24 2017
Q&AEmployee Benefits 

Should we appeal a Marketplace employer notice issued under the ACA?

We received a Marketplace notice in the mail, stating that one of our employees has enrolled in medical insurance coverage from the Marketplace and reported she was not offered health coverage from us. We admit that she wasn’t offered insurance, but only because she works 25 hours per week. Do we need to appeal the employer notice?

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Jan 11 2017
Affirmative Action 

Federal contractors close out 2016 with affirmative action settlements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced two significant financial settlements that were reached in December 2016 after the agency conducted affirmative action audits of federal contractors:

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Jan 10 2017
Affirmative Action 

DOL updates affirmative action requirements for apprenticeship programs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its affirmative action rules for apprenticeship programs.

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Jan 09 2017
Q&ALeave Laws 

Oregon Sick Leave law: Are we required to provide more time off?

Q: We give employees the choice of whether to apply paid time to sick leave absences or hold on to it for vacation. Several employees used up all of their protected leave for vacation, but now they’re calling in sick. Do we have to give them more time off for sick leave or can we count the absence under our attendance policy?

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