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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Exemptions From Minimum Wage & Overtime Rules

August 13, 2020

Via: Fit Small Business

Employers are legally required to pay a certain minimum wage to their employees, $7.25 an hour to comply with federal laws. In addition, employers need to pay overtime (at least 1.5% of the regular pay rate, or “time and a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

California judge blocks Uber, Lyft from classifying drivers as independent contractors

August 11, 2020

Via: Jurist

California Judge Ethan Schulman of the San Francisco Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday against Uber and Lyft, blocking the companies from classifying their drivers as independent contractors. California passed a new law, Assembly Bill 5, that required […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

7 Legislative Issues for California Employers to Watch

August 7, 2020

Via: SHRM

California legislators have until the end of August to approve bills for this session, and Gov. Gavin Newsom has until Sept. 30 to sign them into law. As in prior years, employers should note that many proposals would impact the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employees May Be Fired for Hate Speech on Social Media

August 4, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employers usually may fire workers for posting racist content on social media, just as they can fire employees for making racist comments in the workplace. But when disciplining workers for offensive posts, employers need to ensure that they are following […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Going Beyond Compliance to End Workplace Harassment

July 30, 2020

Via: SHRM

Complying with anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws is a critical part of the job for managers and HR professionals. To create a positive workplace that is inclusive of all employees requires going beyond what is legally mandated. Leaders can help improve […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Highly Paid Worker Needed to Regularly Perform Only One FLSA-Exempt Duty

July 29, 2020

Via: SHRM

A highly compensated employee needs to customarily and regularly perform only one exempt duty to be exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), even if that duty does not involve the exercise of discretion and independent […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

NLRB Gives Employers More Leeway to Fire Workers for Profane Outbursts

July 23, 2020

Via: SHRM

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave employers more flexibility to discipline or fire employees for abusive conduct when they are engaging in otherwise protected activity under federal labor law. In recent years, the NLRB has safeguarded employee statements that […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Updates FMLA Forms and Seeks Input on Making Improvements

July 17, 2020

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated certain optional Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms that employers and workers can use to coordinate leave requests. The department is also requesting input from the public to improve FMLA regulations […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pennsylvania governor signs police reform bills requiring background checks and de-escalation training

July 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two police reform bills into law calling for police reform and an end to systemic racism in law enforcement. The measures were framed in response to national outcry in the wake of the killing […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

DOL Scales Back on Double Damages in Prelitigation Settlements

July 13, 2020

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has, effective July 1, stopped seeking double damages—referred to as liquidated damages—in many cases that it settles before suing. But it still will seek them in litigation. Liquidated damages are a multiplier of any […]