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Employment Law

  10/18/2017 - Given 25 recent crimes at store, employer may have had duty to protect employee who was shot
  10/18/2017 - CA-6 vacates injunction requiring merged airlines to bargain over union proposals under RLA Sec. 6
  10/17/2017 - Hospital might have defamed research fellow by telling employer she was terminated for cause
  10/17/2017 - Employer can’t refuse to pay for breaks lasting longer than 90 seconds
  10/17/2017 - California governor signs bills barring salary history inquiries, expanding parental leave protections
  10/16/2017 - Employee reaction is U.S. employers’ biggest challenge to pay ratio disclosure rule
  10/16/2017 - Advancing ‘draw’ against future commissions ok, but post-termination payback policy may violate FLSA
  10/16/2017 - No class certification for caregivers seeking refund of ‘fair share’ fees
  10/16/2017 - Petco’s centralized FMLA decisions made company-wide documents on ‘100% healed’ policy discoverable
  10/13/2017 - Sec. 1981 claim not barred by fact that California state employment governed by statute, not contract
  10/13/2017 - ULP charge challenges Dallas Cowboys’ threat to bench players who kneel during national anthem
  10/13/2017 - Given context, terms ‘boy’ and ‘you people’ suggested racial hostility; HWE claim revived
  10/13/2017 - Given context, terms ‘boy’ and ‘you people’ suggested racial hostility; HWE claim revived
  10/12/2017 - ‘Leveling playing field’ between union, nonunion workers was lawful basis for hiring/transfer policy
  10/12/2017 - Son who shadowed father to learn to be automobile wholesaler might be dealership employee
  10/11/2017 - Transit authority unreasonably restricted union advertising
  10/11/2017 - Reliance on letter from employee’s wife questioning his mental stability not disability bias
  10/11/2017 - Reliance on letter from employee’s wife questioning his mental stability not disability bias
  10/10/2017 - State Street Corp to pay $5M to settle alleged pay bias against female, black executives
  10/10/2017 - New regs provide opportunity for ‘moral’ objection to contraceptive coverage, draw lawsuit

 

Human Resources Management

  10/18/2017 - Given 25 recent crimes at store, employer may have had duty to protect employee who was shot
  10/17/2017 - Employer can’t refuse to pay for breaks lasting longer than 90 seconds
  10/17/2017 - California governor signs bills barring salary history inquiries, expanding parental leave protections
  10/16/2017 - Advancing ‘draw’ against future commissions ok, but post-termination payback policy may violate FLSA
  10/16/2017 - Employee reaction is U.S. employers’ biggest challenge to pay ratio disclosure rule
  10/16/2017 - Petco’s centralized FMLA decisions made company-wide documents on ‘100% healed’ policy discoverable
  10/12/2017 - Son who shadowed father to learn to be automobile wholesaler might be dealership employee
  10/12/2017 - ‘Leveling playing field’ between union, nonunion workers was lawful basis for hiring/transfer policy
  10/10/2017 - New regs provide opportunity for ‘moral’ objection to contraceptive coverage, draw lawsuit
  10/10/2017 - DOJ’s religious liberty guidance seen as license to discriminate against LGBTQ
  10/10/2017 - State Street Corp to pay $5M to settle alleged pay bias against female, black executives
  10/10/2017 - Yoga students who bartered cleaning for classes nab $1.65M FLSA settlement
  10/9/2017 - Sessions pulls the plug on policy protecting transgender against employment discrimination
  10/9/2017 - Jury to decide Title VII claims by TV station employee fired after refusing to marry CEO
  10/9/2017 - Diabetic driver fired after unauthorized stop to treat low blood sugar keeps $1.5 jury verdict
  10/6/2017 - Asplundh Tree Experts to pay $95M for willful blindness to scheme employing illegal aliens
  10/6/2017 - Given lack of software at office, jury could find bank knew employee worked OT at home
  10/5/2017 - Sexual harassment claims untimely; not enough hours worked for FMLA claims
  10/5/2017 - Spousal jealousy defense, alleged to include all females, can’t stop claims of fired female manager
  10/4/2017 - Rhode Island governor signs legislation guaranteeing paid sick leave for employees

 

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Unemployment Insurance with Social Security

  10/31/2017 - SSA issues Social Security Ruling 17-3p on evaluating cases involving Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
  10/30/2017 - Oklahoma announces its 2018 contribution rates, taxable wage base
  10/17/2017 - 2018 OASDI tax and earnings base increases to $128,700; COLA is 2.0%
  10/6/2017 - North Carolina amends its UI law regarding employer protests
  10/5/2017 - New York extends its Self-Employment Assistance Program through late 2019
  10/4/2017 - Kentucky High Court finds complaint that was not notarized failed to satisfy verification requirement
  10/3/2017 - Illinois amends its UI law on various subjects
  10/2/2017 - Interest rates remain the same for fourth quarter of 2017
  9/22/2017 - Tennessee sets its July-December contribution rates; new employer rates announced
  9/21/2017 - Illinois unveils new UI tax process for employers
  9/20/2017 - Claimant committed fraud by applying for benefits while employed
  9/19/2017 - Weight to be given evidence must be reflected in ALJ’s decision, holds 9th Circuit
  9/18/2017 - SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities
  9/15/2017 - Eighth Circuit holds incomplete hypothetical put to vocational expert; case remanded
  9/14/2017 - Social Security issues correcting amendment to final rules
  9/13/2017 - Texas court finds successor employer improperly refused tax refund; no common management or control with predecessor
  9/12/2017 - Case remanded after incomplete hypothetical put to vocational expert
  9/11/2017 - SSA seeks comments on proposed information gathering activities
  9/1/2017 - Iowa amends its UI rules on various topics
  8/30/2017 - ALJ failed to reconcile conflicts between VE and DOT, said court