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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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Aug 18 2016
Wage and Hour  

Payroll timekeeping practices: Rounding policies are permitted as long as they are neutral

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that both federal and California law allow rounding of employee work time to the nearest quarter-hour. Rounding should be neutral and even out over time, meaning that employees could benefit from the rounding by receiving more pay just as easily as…

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Jul 28 2016
Leave LawsTermination & Resignation  

Employer failed to properly account for overtime in FMLA calculations

Because an employee was subject to discipline if he missed overtime shifts for which he volunteered, the extra shifts were actually mandatory for purposes of calculating regular work hours under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), ruled the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The company in this…

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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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