Labor/Employment

 

  • Four Governance Factors That Lead to Disaster

    In an article in Harvard Business Review the author discusses a 15 year study including 3200 interviews designed to discover what makes an organization dishonest and unethical. The research revealed four organizational issues: Lack of consistency between...

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  • New Employment Laws in Many States

    An article on the Littler Mendelson site discusses roughly 300 new labor and employment-related bills introduced in various state legislatures in March, about 200 of which have cleared at least one legislative house. Approximately 50 new state...

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  • Office Depot Settles, After FTC Alleges “PC Health Check” Scam

    Office Depot and a California computer technical support company teamed up to dupe office max customers into buying computer clean-up procedures they didn’t need, according to an FTC complaint . To settle the matter, the companies have...

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  • Trump’s Hard Line Includes Business Immigration

    The Trump administration has called for a record reduction in legal immigration and has taken aim at U.S. businesses that hire foreign professionals. No provision of immigration law has changed, but the myriad statutes and regulations that...

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  • Will United States Border Protection Admit Your Foreign Visitor?

    The regulations regarding business visitors entering on a B-1 Temporary Business Visitor visa or Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) visa waiver are vague. The B-1 visa permits individuals to come to the United States to conduct...

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  • As Robotics and AI Transform Work, Legal Must Play Key Role

    “The unstoppable march of disruptive technologies” is transforming the workplace, often evoking fear in both employers and the workforce, write the authors of this Today’s General Counsel article. Employers fear operational changes and an uncertain regulatory environment,...

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  • Labor Dept Proposes To Expand Overtime Eligibility

    Under a proposal announced March 7, the Labor Department would expand overtime eligibility to include most salaried workers earning less than $35,000 a year. The threshold at present is $23,700. It is anticipated that the rule would...

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  • Overlooked Criteria For Your Next In-House Hire

    Based on an informal survey of general counsel from multiple industries, the author lists the most important criteria to use when hiring for the legal department, aside from credentials, work experience, and references. Cultural fit tops the...

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  • In Many States, Minimum Wage Is Going Up

    A breakdown on states impacted by new minimum wage requirements for 2019. The highest is in the District of Columbia ($13.25 per hour), followed by Massachusetts and Washington at $12 per hour.

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  • How a No-Rehire Agreement Unraveled

    Settlement agreements with employees often contain a “no-rehire” clause, stating that the employee waives the right to any future employment with the company, and the company cannot be held liable if it later rejects a job application...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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