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Jun 02 2017
Harassment & DiscriminationWage and Hour  

Layoffs, job restructuring, and wage freezes no excuse for unequal pay

A furniture manufacturing company blamed tough economic conditions as the reason for paying three female managers less than their male counterparts, but a federal appeals court didn’t buy it.

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May 10 2017
Harassment & DiscriminationWage and Hour  

Internal complaints count as whistleblowing under Oregon law

Two employees complained to their supervisors about not getting paid overtime. In a groundbreaking decision from the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, these employees were protected from retaliation under Oregon law.

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Apr 10 2017
Wage and Hour  

DOL gets more time to consider defense of overtime rule

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to wait until May 1, 2017, to file a written brief stating its position on a lower federal court’s blocking of the DOL’s overtime rule. As we previously reported, a federal district judge in Texas…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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