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For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. According to The National Conference of State Legislatures, at-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without suffering legal liability. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

California Compliance Checklist: The Key to Avoiding Lawsuits


Compliance with local, state, and federal laws is important, especially in a state like California, where local and state lawmakers are busy crafting new laws aimed at businesses and putting their own spin on federal workplace requirements. There is also a weekly overtime law.


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8th Circuit: ‘Economic Conditions’ Did Not Allow Unequal Pay

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It introduced evidence that it experienced negative effects because of the economic recession that began in 2008 and that it laid off several employees, restructured job responsibilities, and froze merit-based pay raises to reduce costs. It submitted evidence that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a U.S. The employer offered testimony that it began to feel the effects of the economic recession in October 2008. The U.S.

Terminated Problem Employee Points to Discrimination, Retaliation as True Motives

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Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently upheld an employer’s trial court victory, providing useful guidance for employers seeking to manage difficult employees in the midst of workers’ compensation claims. as a machinist in August 2008. Ted received both written warning notices and oral warnings throughout much of his employment. The U.S.

Employer Breastfeeding Laws by State


When President Obama made the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the law of the land in 2010, new amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA ) addressing breastfeeding in the workplace went into effect. The new guidelines require all employers in every state to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for their nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. While the federal government laid the foundation, 32 states have built upon the basic law.

3 Steps to Protect Information While Leveraging Social Media

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The number of companies maintaining a corporate presence on social media rose from 34% in 2008 to 77% in 2013 according to SHRM Survey Findings: Social Networking Website and Recruiting/Selection. partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP., and editor of Indiana Employment Law Letter —the rise of social media comes with both pros and cons for employers. Garrison cautions employers to slow down and not jump to conclusions.