AZ: Prohibit Confidentiality Agreements in Sex Assault/Harassment Cases

The Arizona House of Representatives is considering House Bill 2020 that seeks to prohibit confidentiality agreements in cases of alleged sexual assault or sexual harassment. See here. Proposed by Rep. Maria Syms (R-Paradise Valley), HB 2020 casts any confidentiality agreement … Continue reading

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2018 May Push the Payroll Budget for Utah Employers

With the 2018 Utah legislative session about to begin, there are more than a few bills that Utah employers may want to keep on their radar.  HB 117, for instance, seeks to increase the minimum wage to from $7.25 to … Continue reading

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FMLA Tax Credit Available For Some Employers Who Offer Paid Leave

Although the federal Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not require employers to provide paid leave, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed late last year by President Trump, provides a tax credit incentive beginning this year for employers … Continue reading

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DOL Adopts Primary Beneficiary Test to Assess Whether Interns are Employees

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) abandoned its former test for assessing whether interns qualify as “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Aligning itself with several appellate courts, including the Ninth and Second Circuits, the DOL now embraces … Continue reading

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To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That Will Be the Question

Whether it be a Hollywood mogul, a renowned politician or a formerly respected executive, it is clear from the Me Too and Time’s Up movements that the voices against and stands taken to uncover and prevent sexual harassment have a … Continue reading

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Can Employers Discover Social Media From a Plaintiff in a Harassment Suit? It Depends

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied in part an employer’s motion to compel the plaintiff to provide access to her social media accounts. The case, Marsteller v. Butterfield 8 Stamford LLC, involved sexual harassment under … Continue reading

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NLRB Update: 2015 Joint Employer Standard Revised

In what is seen as a victory for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a 3-2 decision in HyBrand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. and Brandt Construction Co. (“HyBrand”) striking down the joint employer standard stated in Browning Ferris … Continue reading

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2017 Immigration Recap for Employers

2017 has proven to be a busy year for immigration. Below is a recap of three pertinent developments that employers should keep in mind: 30/60 day misrepresentation rule eliminated.  Foreign nationals entering the U.S. on a specific non-immigrant visa are … Continue reading

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NLRB: New Law of Unilateral Changes

There is a flurry of articles on the  NLRB decisions last week, reversing Obama-era rulings on the subjects of joint employers (Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors) handbook policies (The Boeing Co.) and the ‘micro-unit standard’ in representation cases (PCC Structurals Inc.) Another … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Industrial Commission Publishes Final Paid Sick Time Regulations

The Industrial Commission of Arizona published its final regulations pertaining to Proposition 206, otherwise known as the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, A.R.S. §§ 23-371 to -375. A copy of the final regulations can be found here on page 2907.

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