Attorneys advise go-slow approach after overtime rules injunction

With the new overtime rules now blocked, what might happen next?

New EEOC guidance addresses national origin discrimination

The EEOC has issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination, addressing Title VII’s prohibition on bias that targets employees based on their ethnic and cultural heritage.

OT rules on hold: What might happen next?

If the overtime rules aren’t upheld by January 20, they are likely dead in their current form.

16 new state laws California employers need to know about

A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.

It's up to you to prove worker signed contract

It’s not enough to show the agreements were on an application or in the handbook and that the company policy required them to be signed.

Appeals court ruling: USERRA claims can go to arbitration

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that service members in the armed forces seeking to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can be compelled to arbitrate rather than litigate in federal court if they signed an arbitration agreement.

Don't bury arbitration in your handbook--disclaimer could compromise agreement

Don’t bury an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook that includes a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a contract.

New overtime rules blocked, won't take effect on Dec. 1

An injunction throws into confusion months of employer planning to implement the new Fair Labor Standards Act rules.

Injury doesn't necessarily mean employee is disabled

Sometimes, employees misunderstand what it means to be disabled under the ADA and state disability laws.

Tell supervisors: No ethnic slurs allowed, ever

If there is one thing that is never appropriate in the workplace, it is racial and ethnic slurs.

CBO judges effect of overtime rule reversal

The Congressional Budget Office is making the argument that employees who thought they were about to become eligible for overtime pay on Dec. 1 will ultimately be better off without it.

Court scraps NLRB 'persuader' rule

The National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “persuader” rule died quietly Nov. 16.

DOL auditor on the way? Here's what to do

Once you’ve been notified that an auditor is coming, get prepared by conducting your own audit.

Review applications for GINA violations

If you haven’t recently reviewed your job applications and other employment-related forms, you may be risking a lawsuit.

9 employment-related executive orders that could disappear Jan. 20

Here are some of the most significant employment-related executive orders that could be on the chopping block.
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