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January 26, 2015

With the start of 2015, new ban-the-box laws became effective in Illinois, the City of Chicago, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Ban-the-box laws prohibit questions about an applicant's criminal background on employment applications and often include additional restrictions on inquiries by employers into criminal history....

January 23, 2015

During the first employment-related hearing conducted by the new Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Senators and panelists debated whether the Affordable Care Act's definition of "full-time" employment should be amended.  Under the healthcare law’s employer responsibility requirements, employers with at least...

January 22, 2015

A Wisconsin court of appeals was not swayed by a recent argument that an employer did not violate the Wisconsin FMLA when the employer terminated an employee returning from medical leave for lacking work authorization.  In Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc. v. Department of Workforce Development, Appeal No. 2014AP762, an undocumented employee,...

January 22, 2015

On January 20, 2015, President Obama addressed the nation in the annual State of the Union address. Among the many topics that the president touched upon in his speech was immigration. After more sweeping immigration reform bills died in the U.S. House of Representatives last year, the president vowed to use his executive authority to fix elements...

January 21, 2015

The District of Columbia is set to implement the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (the "Act"), a measure broad in scope that amends several existing D.C. laws. Notably, the Act amends D.C.'s wage payment and collection laws, minimum wage law, and the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008.  The Act enhances remedies, fines, and...

January 20, 2015

So what’s it going to be for 2015? Get up and run three miles every morning? Finally pay off those credit cards? Learn to speak French? Before you finish the list of New Year’s resolutions, consider adding a few on the human resources front. Below are a few recommendations for HR leaders—the payoff will be much better than losing 10 pounds (again...
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