Are You Soliciting Me? The NLRB Defines “Solicitation”

Dec 11, 2014

Employers who wish to remain union-free have long relied upon so-called “no-solicitation” rules as a means to restrict employees from discussing union organizing while at work. As a general ...

Are you a Federal Contractor? You may need to update your EEO policy to cover LGBT employees.

Dec 05, 2014

Today, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued new regulations implementing Executive Order 13672 signed by ...

Updated Notice Required Before Making Retirement Distributions

Dec 03, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has issued updated safe harbor model notices for use by qualified retirement plans making eligible rollover distributions. Updated safe harbor model notices for ...

Can You Keep A Secret?: The NLRB and Confidentiality

Nov 10, 2014

Our firm is frequently asked the following question by clients: We just found out that one of our non-supervisory Human Resources employees has been leaking confidential information about discipline ...

Will Volunteer … For Minimum Wage? Saint Louis University Law Professor sues Competitor Group, Inc. for Minimum Wages

Oct 21, 2014

If you’ve participated in a 5k, 10k, half or full marathon, you know that, in addition to race participants, tons of people volunteer their time to pass out water to participants, block traffic ...

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Illinois Employers: Are You Ready For The New Pregnancy Discrimination And Accommodation Amendment?

Oct 03, 2014

Illinois employers need to add another item to their HR “to do” list for 2015. In addition to Illinois’ “Ban the Box” law set to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, employers also need to begin ...

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Employers: Investigating Alleged Title VII Violations Just Got More Difficult

Aug 27, 2014

A new ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (Board) will impact, and in many cases limit, employers’ investigations of alleged Title VII violations. In a case involving allegations of ...

The NLRB’s Case Against McDonalds Could Reshape Labor Relations Across Industries

Jul 31, 2014

In recent years, Big Labor and various union-backed groups like Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15 have staged protests, strikes, boycotts, and pickets in an effort to organize restaurant workers and ...

What About Pregnancy Discrimination? The EEOC Issues Guidance Warning Employers to Shape Up or Face the Consequences

Jul 15, 2014

On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a press release and updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues. As the press release ...

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Religious Accommodations in the Workplace: EEOC’s Updated Stance with Respect to an Employer’s Obligations

Apr 25, 2014

In late March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance with respect to an employer’s obligation to grant religious accommodations to employees. Specifically, the guidance ...

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