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Dec 18 2015
Leave Laws  

Final Oregon paid sick leave rules and notices have been published

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently published final rules on the new Oregon paid sick leave law, which takes effect on January 1, 2016.

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Dec 08 2015
Labor Relations  

NLRB says staffing agency employees can bargain with client employer

In a ground-breaking decision, the National Labor Relations Board expanded its definition of a “joint employer” and ruled that temporary staffing agency workers had the right to form a union and bargain not only with their agency employer but also with their on-site client employer.

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Nov 24 2015
Labor Relations  

Employee posting of disciplinary warning protected

An employer acted illegally when it ordered a worker to remove from his cubicle a copy of a disciplinary warning that he had received, ruled the National Labor Relations Board.

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Oct 21 2015
Safety and Health  

Washington Employers: Safety & health poster has been updated

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is mailing an updated version of its mandatory safety and health poster to employers.

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Oct 15 2015
Harassment & DiscriminationLabor RelationsLeave LawsSafety and HealthWage and Hour  

California Employers: More 2015 bills signed

Governor Jerry Brown has signed more bills from the 2015 California legislative session that affect employers, some of which are extremely significant.

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Sep 24 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

WASHINGTON: L&I proposes 2016 workers’ comp rate increase

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has just announced a proposed 2% average base rate increase for 2016 workers’ compensation coverage.

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Jul 24 2015
Harassment & Discrimination  

Supreme Court says EEOC must negotiate before suing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must make some attempt to informally resolve discrimination complaints under Title VII before filing a lawsuit, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Jul 23 2015
Safety and HealthWorkers’ Comp  

Seattle employer fined $215,250 after employee injured by rotating shaft

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently fined Industrial Container Services $215,250 after one of its Seattle employees was injured by a rotating shaft while working in a confined space.

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Jul 02 2015
Affirmative Action  

Dexterity test and gender stereotyping result in $115,000 settlement

A dental equipment manufacturer in Huntsville, Alabama, has agreed to pay $115,000 to job applicants who were systematically excluded from jobs, according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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Jul 01 2015
Safety and Health  

WASHINGTON: Injury reporting rules revised July 1, 2015

Employers in Washington must comply with new requirements for reporting serious injuries beginning July 1, 2015.

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