Blog Posts in April, 2020

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  • ‘Service charges’ can create problems for employers
    ‘Service charges’ can create problems for employers

    State and federal wage and hour laws allow employers to pay a sub-minimum wage (commonly known as a “tip credit”) to service workers, such as servers, bartenders, bellhops and parking valets, but only ...

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  • ‘Hairstyle discrimination’ creates potential trap for employers
    ‘Hairstyle discrimination’ creates potential trap for employers

    Every employer wants their workers to represent the company well. This often means requiring that they maintain a “professional look.” And each employer has his or her own idea of what constitutes ...

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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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