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The ramifications of the US elections will continue to play out over the coming weeks and months, but the passage of Proposition 22 in California is a clear electoral consequence in the field of employment law.

November 6, 2020
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Because the unemployment rate has been at record lows for the last decade, it is not surprising that many managers have only a cursory knowledge about how unemployment benefits work.

March 31, 2020
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It was only five days ago that we discussed how employers might soften the blow for employees whose jobs could not be performed from home. Much has happened since then.

March 30, 2020
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As required under the new law which we recently discussed here, the Secretary of Labor published the Notice (here for federal employees, and here for non-federal employees) that covered employers (i.e., those with fewer than 500 employees and not subject to the small business exemption discussed below) will need to post.

March 27, 2020
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As more and more companies have closed their offices and asked their employees to work remotely, questions have arisen as to what companies should do with employees whose jobs simply cannot be performed from home.

March 25, 2020
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which became law yesterday, will require most employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid leave, through December 31, 2020, to workers who have had to take time off because of COVID-19.

March 19, 2020
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In our February post discussing this issue, we predicted that federal criminal antitrust prosecutions of no-poaching and no-hire agreements were on the near horizon due to the U.S. Department of…

May 15, 2018
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A top hat plan is a plan that provides benefits to a select group of management or highly compensated employees. Because Congress determined that a plan covering a sophisticated group of employees…

March 6, 2018
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In November 2016, we reported that the nation’s antitrust enforcement agencies, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission, had jointly issued…

February 27, 2018
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As retailers begin to light up big Christmas trees, play merry carols, and otherwise prepare themselves for a busy and festive gift-giving season, they and other employers may onboard seasonal…

November 16, 2017
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Although it did not happen in the workplace, the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas is a fresh reminder of a serious problem that faces employers in the United States. How do you protect your…

October 4, 2017
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Taking some time this week to acknowledge and thank those employees who are serving or have served in the armed forces is a great way to generate good will in the workplace. It may also be a good…

November 10, 2016