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Posts from August 2019.
Posted in Labor & Unions


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) has yet again reversed precedent and created a new employer-friendly rule regarding non-employees engaging in leafletting on an employers premises. In a prior 2011 decision involving the New York New York Hotel in Las Vegas, the Board had held that employers could only prohibit leafletting by non-employees on the employers property when such activity would significantly interfere with the employers use of the property. This was a difficult standard for employers to meet, and, fortunately for employers, they may now have ...
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Posted in Discrimination

The deadline for employers with annual EEO-1 reporting requirements to submit Component 2 pay data is just over a month away. Employers must file 2017 and 2018 Component 2 compensation data by September 30, 2019.


With the deadline approaching, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released guidance to filing employers through answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Among other issues, the EEOC addressed reporting non-binary gender employees. Previously, the EEOC required an employer to list an employees gender for EEO-1 reporting as male or female. The EEOC ...
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Posted in Wage & Hour

As part of its ongoing efforts to assist employers in understanding their responsibilities under federal employment law, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor recently added publically available presentations to its website.  The presentationscover topics under the Fair Labor Standards Act, such as wage and hour requirements, child labor requirements, and an employers responsibilities to provide rest breaks and proper facilities for nursing mothers.


During the past year the Department of Labor has added other content to its online materials including the ...
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Posted in Leave, Wage & Hour

The Minneapolis City Council adopted a new Wage Theft ordinance on August 8 that adds requirements on top of those in the new Minnesota Wage Theft law that became effective July 1. The city ordinance will be effective January 1, 2020, and will require employers to satisfy the citys wage theft requirements for all employees who work at least 80 hours in a year within the geographical boundaries of Minneapolis, regardless of the location of the employer. Violations of the ordinance subject an employer to a variety of damages, costs, and penalties.

New Information Requirements for ...
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