DOL brings back an old favorite, seeks input on overtime changes
Opinion letters – they’re back! For more than 70 years, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department
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Best practices for employers under the EEOC’s new strategic enforcement plan
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced its “Strategic Enforcement Plan” for years 2017 to 2021. The 2017 plan replaces
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Department of Labor withdraws joint employer guidance
A joint employer relationship can arise in circumstances where an individual performs work for two entities that share control over
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Court finds ethical considerations, not same-sex relationship, determined demotion decision
The issue of pretext recently played out in a sex discrimination case in which the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
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Best practices for Oklahoma employers when inquiring about criminal histories
You’ve probably at least heard of the so-called “Ban the Box” movement, a campaign aimed at convincing employers to remove
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Are questions about a job applicant’s salary history fair game or off limits?
Prior salary history is a common question asked of job applicants, both during interviews and on job applications. Until recently,
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U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off
On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180.
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Appeals court rules diagnosed mental impairment not proven to be actual disability
As many employers know, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) broadened the scope of who may be considered disabled
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Recruiting for youthful workforce leads to age discrimination lawsuits
Some companies may believe that projecting a youthful and energetic image is important to their brand. Two recent court cases,
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Employer liable for off-duty murder?
Companies often assume they are not responsible for interactions between employees that happen off-site after hours and that are unrelated
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