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Photo of Jodi Slavik
Jan 03 2017
Q&ATermination & ResignationWage and Hour 

Can we deduct from a final paycheck for a missing laptop?

Q: We recently had to terminate a remote employee and he has refused to return his laptop. Can we take the cost of the laptop out of his final paycheck?

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Photo of Sean Brown
Dec 27 2016
Q&AWage and Hour 

Q&A: Can employers prohibit supervisory level employees from discussing wages?

Question: We have a supervisor who won’t stop talking about his wages; can we stop him from doing this?

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Photo of Josephine Ko
Dec 21 2016
Wage and Hour 

Employer fined $1.1 million for wage and hour violations

An anonymous tip led the California Labor Commissioner’s Office to investigate a residential care company in San Diego. The investigation into the employment practices of Family Residential Care LLC and Del Cerro Assisted Living resulted in a $1.1 million fine for the employer.   The investigation revealed numerous violations of state laws on minimum…

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Photo of Lorraine Hoffman
Dec 15 2016
Wage and Hour 

DOL challenges court’s freeze of overtime rules

The battle over the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s overtime rules isn’t over yet.

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Photo of Karen Davis
Dec 12 2016
Wage and Hour 

Changes to EEO-1 Report finalized for 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to its EEO-1 Report, which will require covered employers to report pay data and hours worked beginning in 2018. The new form is consistent with the agency’s latest proposal, on which we previously reported. Here are the highlights: No EEO-1 Reports will be…

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Photo of Karen Davis
Nov 28 2016
Wage and Hour 

Alert: Judge blocks rule increasing salary for workers exempt from overtime

A federal district court has temporarily blocked a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that would have taken effect on December 1, 2016, and raised the minimum salary for workers who are exempt from overtime. The ruling applies nationwide. The judge’s action buys more time for the parties to argue whether the…

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Photo of Sean Brown
Nov 14 2016
Q&ALabor RelationsSafety and HealthWage and Hour 

Q&A: Are employees’ social media posts on wages and safety protected?

Question: All our employees make more than minimum wage, but we had an employee go on social media and say, “Minimum wage for this work?! How are we supposed to live off that?!” A number of other employees commented on the post and a few complained about a recent safety incident. Can we discipline the employee who lied about his pay? What can we do to address this?  

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Photo of Karen Davis
Nov 10 2016
Drug and AlcoholEmployee BenefitsLabor RelationsLeave LawsSafety and HealthWage and Hour 

Alert: 2016 ballot measures and election results will impact the workplace

With the November 8, 2016, election in our rear-view mirror, we’re reporting on three significant developments that will affect the workplace: California’s ballot measure on recreational marijuana, Washington’s ballot measure on paid sick leave and minimum wage, and the presidential election’s impact on recent federal employment law developments.

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Photo of Karen Davis
Oct 18 2016
Affirmative ActionHarassment & DiscriminationWage and Hour 

OFCCP wrings significant settlements from employers

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a string of recent settlements with federal contractors over alleged employment discrimination.

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Photo of Melissa Cornwell
Sep 12 2016
Wage and HourWorkers’ Comp 

Q&A: Washington injured workers’ attending providers

Q: In Washington, which of the following types of providers can be an injured workers' attending provider?

Advanced RN Practioner (ARNP)
Physician's Assistant (PA)
Chiropractic (DC)
Naturopathy (ND)
Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
Optometry (OD)
Podiatry (DPM)

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