Blog Posts in Winter 2020 Newsletter

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  • Federal Court Ruling On ‘Joint Employers’ Creates Uncertainty
    Federal Court Ruling On ‘Joint Employers’ Creates Uncertainty

    A recent ruling by a federal court judge in New York expanding the definition of a “joint employer” may put employers who use staffing agencies at greater risk of wage-and-hour liability. The ...

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  • Supervisor’s remark leads to age bias claim
    Supervisor’s remark leads to age bias claim

    A recent Michigan case shows that even when an employee may have been fired for legitimate performance-based reasons, a lone stray remark suggesting improper motives could land you in court. In that ...

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  • Walmart settles claim over ‘physical ability tests’
    Walmart settles claim over ‘physical ability tests’

    A recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission action against Walmart illustrates the dangers of hiring assessments that could be seen as discriminatory , particularly when they impact men and women ...

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  • Discrimination claims in Covid-19 era: a potential trap for employers?
    Discrimination claims in Covid-19 era: a potential trap for employers?

    The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of thorny issues for employers, such as navigating wage-and-hour laws with employees working from home, workplace safety regulations for those still at the ...

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  • Have your arbitration agreement reviewed by an attorney
    Have your arbitration agreement reviewed by an attorney

    If you’re like a lot of employers, you have incorporated arbitration agreements into your hiring process because you like the efficiency they bring when it comes to resolving disputes with your ...

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  • ‘Long-shift’ workers could recover for unpaid ‘sleep time’
    ‘Long-shift’ workers could recover for unpaid ‘sleep time’

    If you’re an employee who works long shifts (for example, seven days on and seven days off, in which you’re technically always on duty), or if you’re an employer with such workers, it’s important to ...

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