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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors: What Employers Need to Know

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order mandating paid sick leave for federal contractor and subcontractor personnel. The order will be implemented through regulations to be released by the Secretary of Labor, and the order will become … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Expands State-Level Partnerships to Enforce Employee Classification Standards

On August 13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the formal signing of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DOL and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the purposes of sharing information and coordinating law … Continue reading

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Court Rulings Reiterate that Employers Should Review and Revise Best Practices for Drug-Free Workplace Programs

Employers have many reasons for requiring employees to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing, both as a part of pre-employment screenings, and as a condition for continued employment in the workplace.

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California Employers Cannot Rely on PAGA Claim Waivers in Arbitration Agreements with Employees

California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA) permits an “aggrieved employee” to bring a private right of action against an employer to recover civil penalties for specifically enumerated violations of the California Labor Code. See Cal. Lab. Code §§ … Continue reading

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California Chamber of Commerce Announces “Job Killer” Bills of 2015

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its 2015 preliminary list of “job killer” bills. The list focuses on proposed measures currently pending before the California legislature that, if passed into law, the Chamber believes would have a negative impact … Continue reading

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San Diego is Next to Enact Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On July 14, 2014, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance requiring employers to grant up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to each San Diego employee beginning in 2015.

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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — November 2013

Our November summary of EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the Welter Law Firm!

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Sorry for the delay in new postings!

We move to a new server this week due to issues with our prior hosting company.  We hope to get back on track posting items soon!

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EEOC Sues Over Use of Credit Histories

In a press release on December 21, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that its Cleveland Field Office has filed a lawsuit against Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, a provider of postsecondary education.  More after the break.

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DOL Releases Rule on H-2A Agricultural Visas

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and Wage and Hour Division published its final rule implementing changes to the H-2A Agricultural guestworker program.  The final rule became effective March 15, 2010.  More after the break.

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Employers Face Increased Federal Enforcement Efforts

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the hiring of 250 additional investigators to assist with wage and hour investigations.  A newly-released study suggests that the new DOL investigators will be busy.  Law.com reports here that wage and hour violations are … Continue reading

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Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Our latest update on recent jury verdicts and settlements after the break.  Those who make it to the bottom of the list will be surprised.

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Tidbits on Holiday Parties

Here are some of the recent blog posts on the intersection of employment law and holiday parties:

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Request from ABA Journal

I received the following request and am posting it in the public interest for those who might be interested in participating in the survey. Dear Blogger, The ABA Journal is surveying lawyers about the job market and the current state of … Continue reading

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