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Dec 21, 2017

NLRB Changes Standard for Employer Handbook Rules

Earlier this week, we wrote how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) gave an early Christmas present to employers by overturning the employee-friendly “joint employer” standard announced in 2015.  This, however, was not the only notable decision issued by the newly Republican-led Board in recent days. » Read More

Dec 20, 2017

NLRB Changes Standard for Joint Employment

Longtime readers of this blog and attendees of our seminars are well aware that, in recent years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has not been particularly kind to employers.  Whether it’s implementing the “quickie” election rules, approving “micro units,” or fixating on the impact of social media on the workplace, the Board has made its presence known to both unionized and non-unionized employers in a variety of ways. » Read More

May 09, 2017

Might Paid Family Leave Become National Reality?

During several speeches recently, First Daughter Ivanka Trump has spoken about making things easier for working mothers.  From the time of his inauguration, President Trump has talked about some kind of mandated, paid maternity leave.  Further, he has talked about paying for such leave through the state unemployment systems (and to off-set the cost by weeding out fraud in the systems). » Read More

May 08, 2017

Private Sector Comp Time Bill Passes in U.S. House

As you may recall, we recently wrote about the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, a new bill introduced in the United States Congress that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to give non-exempt private sector employees the option of receiving comp time in lieu of overtime pay.  » Read More