Winter 2020 Under Construction Newsletter – Out Now!

The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Employees’ Use of Social Media to Complain About Working; Tips for Mediation of the Toughest Construction Disputes; Overview of the ConsensusDocs® 900 Public-Private Partnership … Continue reading

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New Year, New Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements

States across the country continue to enact legislation limiting the use of non-compete agreements. The most notable trend is the applicability (or, rather, non-applicability) of non-competition agreements to low-wage earners.  As the new year begins, and many of these laws … Continue reading

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New CROWN Laws: Natural Hair and Protective Hairstyles in the Workplace

With the start of the new year, California’s new law prohibiting hair discrimination has taken effect. Although California was the first state to prohibit discrimination on the basis of hair, similar legislation is appearing across the United States. New York and New … Continue reading

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Employers May Require Confidentiality During Ongoing Disciplinary Investigations and Prohibit Use of Company Equipment for Nonbusiness Purposes

Overruling Obama-era precedent, on December 17 the National Labor Relations Board (Board) published two decisions that will significantly affect all employers. For more information, click here.

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Employers May Discontinue Checkoff of Union Dues at Expiration of Union Contract

In a December 16, 2019 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) held that employers’ statutory obligation to checkoff union dues pursuant to their union contracts ends when said contracts expire. Overruling relatively recent precedent, the Board based its decision on … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Rule Clarifying Exclusions from Overtime Calculation

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) finalized a new rule that lets employers leave several perks, including tuition benefits, paid leave cash-outs, and some bonuses, out of the formula used to calculate employees’ overtime pay. According … Continue reading

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2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” List (Part 4) – Out Now!

Part 4 of Snell & Wilmer’s 2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” list, covering executive compensation, is out now. You can find it here.

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H-1B Cap: New Year, New Lottery System!

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it’s implementing changes to the H-1B lottery system. For more information, click here.

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2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” Lists (Parts 2 and 3) – Out Now!

Parts 2 and 3 of Snell & Wilmer’s 2019 End of Year Plan Sponsor “To Do” list, covering annual cost of living adjustments and qualified retirement plans, respectively, are out now! You can access Part 2 here, and Part 3 … Continue reading

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No Crystal Ball for the ADA: Future Disabilities Not Protected Under Act

On October 29, 2019, a panel of Seventh Circuit Appellate Court Judges held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not cover alleged discrimination based on future impairments. Shell v. Burlington N. Santa Fe Ry. Co., No. 19-1030, 2019 WL … Continue reading

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