Blog Posts in 2020

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  • How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Affects Employees
    How the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Affects Employees

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) is effective as of April 1, 2020 and expires at the end of the year. Here’s what employees and their employers need to know. Under the FFCRA, an ...

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  • Employer can’t shorten statute of limitations for bias suits
    Employer can’t shorten statute of limitations for bias suits

    A “statute of limitations” is a law that sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. For example, if you’re bringing a personal injury case, depending on your state, you have a certain number of years after ...

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  • Employer’s mistaken belief leads to discrimination claim
    Employer’s mistaken belief leads to discrimination claim

    Federal law and most states forbid employers from discriminating against workers based on disability, meaning it’s illegal to fire, demote or refuse to hire someone because of their disability if they ...

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  • New Federal Overtime Rules Take Effect
    New Federal Overtime Rules Take Effect

    As an employer, you should know that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires workers to be paid a federal minimum wage and that wage workers and certain “non-exempt” salaried workers who ...

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  • Worker's Comp Bar Not Always Impossible Barrier
    Worker's Comp Bar Not Always Impossible Barrier

    If your employee is hurt at work, they typically can’t bring a personal injury suit against your company in court. That’s because of the “worker’s comp bar.” In other words, the employee needs to file ...

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  • Employer Unaware of Medical Condition Could Not Be Sued
    Employer Unaware of Medical Condition Could Not Be Sued

    A worker who took opioids for his chronic pain couldn’t bring a disability discrimination suit against his employer after being terminated by directors who were allegedly unaware of his medical ...

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