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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

USDOL Publishes Final Rule Regarding Monetary Penalties Against Employers for Tip Violations

September 24, 2021

Via: LexBlog

On September 23, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule announcing when it will assess civil money penalties (CMPs) against employers who retain tips earned by their workers. Under the rule, available here, the DOL may […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Governor Newsom Signs Warehouse Quota Legislation Into Law

September 23, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On September 22, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 701, restrictive new legislation regulating certain employers’ use of employee quotas and work speed data in warehouse distribution centers. The new law governs employers with 100 or more employees at a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Delays Effective Date of Rescission of Joint Employer Rule

September 20, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Sept. 20 that its rescission of the prior administration’s joint employer rule would take effect Oct. 5 rather than the original rescission effective date of Sept. 28. We’ve gathered articles on the news […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Is it Legal To Ask for COVID-19 Test Results?

September 17, 2021

Via: FindLaw

As the nation is rocked by a new surge of COVID-19 cases, employers are taking extra steps to keep the virus out of the workplace. A number of big companies and state employers are requiring unvaccinated employees to get tested […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

149 Administrative & Office Job Titles + Stats

September 16, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Administrative and office job titles are varied and can indicate many things across many departments, including clerical tasks, customer support, supervision, product and project management, and staff support. Carefully evaluate job titles, descriptions, and salaries for those that suit your […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Viewpoint: NLRB General Counsel Urges Punitive Remedies Against Employers

September 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo recently issued a hard-hitting memorandum urging the board’s regional offices to consider closely the full scope of aggressive remedies she deems available to them for issuance against employers. This memorandum […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Texas Legislative Update for Employers

September 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

Over its regular and two special sessions, the Texas Legislature has passed several bills that are or soon will be in effect and will impact employers’ workplace policies and procedures. Additional special legislative sessions yet may be held and, with […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Can Employers Legally Ask About Your Current or Previous Salary?

September 10, 2021

Via: FindLaw

The average person will have 12 jobs in their lifetime, a significant change from years ago when people stayed in one job their entire adult life. For many people, switching employers may be the fastest way to increase their earnings. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California Equal Pay Act’s ‘Substantially Similar’ Standard Follows Federal Law

September 9, 2021

Via: SHRM

A 2016 amendment to the California Equal Pay Act (EPA) did not change what a worker must show to prove a violation, a California appeals court ruled. The standard prior to the amendment was consistent with the federal standard and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

D.C. Circuit Reverses Decision Barring Contract Workers from Leafleting Onsite

September 2, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Aug. 31 reversed a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that had determined that businesses may prevent their contractors’ employees from distributing leaflets onsite. We’ve gathered articles on […]