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From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

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This article is a recap of a recent webinar featuring Kate Bischoff from tHRive Law & Consulting. Employment law changes tend to come in waves, driven by public perceptions of what’s fair for workers. This salary level was set in 2004.

Refusal to Undergo Medical Exam Tanks Michigan Worker’s ADA Claim

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Sam” began working for the city of Flushing, Michigan in 2004. Management held a meeting between Sam and his alleged harassers on August 29, and they “agreed things were going much better between them now.” The U.S.

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How FLSA Public Employer and Employee Coverage Differs from Private

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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines an employer to include “any person acting directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in relation to an employee,” including a public agency. Instead, specific criteria are applied that are different for public and private employers.

Paying Police and Firefighters: Serving the Public and Our Workplaces

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Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. The maximum number of hours that law enforcement employees can work in the 28-day period without overtime is 171.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2017 (Map)

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per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. for New York City (small employers). for New York City (large employers). The FLSA does not obligate employers to pay employees for holidays, vacation, or sick days.

Salaried Employees Can Be Exempt or Nonexempt—Clearing the Confusion

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Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) employers must pay overtime to employees who work in excess of 40 hours per week. They meet special duty criteria established by the U.S. The employer simply adds up the hours worked in the week and pays the employee on that basis.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2019 (Map)

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per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state or local minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working there. New York: New York City (NYC) large employers (11 or more) $15.00. NYC small employers (10 or fewer) $13.50; increasing to $15 12/31/19.

Predictive Scheduling Provides Shift Notice and Income Consistency for Employees

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Areas across the country, as well as the federal government, are considering the issues and determining whether predictive scheduling laws should be implemented on a larger scale. Employees may request a preferred schedule in order to meet their commitments outside working hours.

Was There Fallout from Nuclear Plant Employee’s ADA Claim?

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Determining what is a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to be an interactive process between the employer and the employee. Because there were no other available positions for which she was qualified, her employment was terminated.

Is Travel Time Compensable for Technicians Paid on an Hourly Basis?

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The key to identifying whether travel time during the workday is compensable is determining whether the employees are engaged in travel as part of the employer’s principal activity or for the convenience of the employer. Employers may agree to pay for ordinary commuting time.

WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

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Here’s what I read this week: Discrimination. My intern told a horribly offensive joke at a meeting with other companies — via Ask a Manager. now she’s suing for her job back — via Eric Meyer’s The Employer Handbook Blog. via Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog.

Navigating Labor Law Changes in 2016

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But with the prospect of increased hiring inevitably comes the labor laws changes in 2016 that companies should be aware of. Employment law changes exist at every level, from local to state to federal, complicating the administrative side of hiring for employers everywhere.

The Ins and Outs of Deductions From Pay

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The federal law on deductions from pay contains few restrictions when compared to the laws in many states. An employer may deduct the reasonable cost of providing the following items even if the employee’s cash wage drops below the minimum wage : Federal, state, and local taxes.

State Minimum Wage Increases for 2018 (Map)

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per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state or local minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working there. Local laws may require different minimum wage rates. Local laws may require different minimum wage rates.