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Jul 11 2016
Harassment & Discrimination  

Sexual Orientation Discrimination: The EEOC Files First Lawsuits

In two ground-breaking lawsuits this past March, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, “sex discrimination” includes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This is a developing area of employment law, and these lawsuits are part of the EEOC’s national strategy to seek…

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Jun 10 2016
Affirmative ActionHarassment & Discrimination  

Food distribution company to pay $1.85 million to settle entry-level hiring case

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that Gordon Food Service, Inc. will pay $1.85 million to resolve allegations that it systematically discriminated against women when hiring for entry-level warehouse laborer jobs at locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Kentucky.

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Jun 07 2016
WebinarWage and Hour  

WEBINAR: 6/23 New Salary Requirements for Overtime Exemptions

The clock is ticking…December 1, 2016, is the date that new salary requirements for exempt “white collar” workers take effect.

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May 19 2016
Wage and Hour  

ALERT: DOL reveals new salary level for salaried workers exempt from overtime

Today the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final regulations raising the minimum salary level for salaried workers to be exempt from overtime.

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Apr 07 2016
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

On-demand webcast on safety recordkeeping and reporting for Washington employers

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has posted an on-demand webcast explaining the requirements for recording and reporting work-related injuries and illnesses.

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Mar 24 2016
Labor Relations  

ALERT: DOL persuader rule expands requirements to report help from labor consultants

A revised regulation from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will require employers to file electronic reports detailing all activities in which they use a consultant to persuade employees regarding their rights to organize and bargain collectively.

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Mar 08 2016
Q&AWage and Hour  

Requiring reimbursement of training costs can be tricky

Question: We send new hires through a training program that is worth $20,000. Can we require them to pay us back if they leave the company within two years?

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Mar 03 2016
WebinarAffirmative Action  

WEBINAR: Nine Affirmative Action Missteps to Avoid 3/29

Join us for a complimentary webinar on March 29 in which we discuss nine key areas in which covered federal contractors put themselves at risk by failing to take specific actions.

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Feb 18 2016
Wage and Hour  

EEOC proposes to add pay and hours to EEO-1 Report requirements

A proposed expansion of the EEO-1 Report would require all private employers with at least 100 employees to provide data on compensation and hours worked.

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