Five Employment law highlights from around the country

Here are a few notable tidbits I came across as I was scanning news stories and blogs. The $15 an hour minimum wage trend picks up some steam as Los Angeles votes to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour in increments until it tops $15 in 2020. Small businesses (under 25 employees) will …

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Use of a Social Security Number by an Employer

Based upon some questions I have been getting and some things I have been reading there is some confusion around the use of a social security┬ánumber by an employer. Due to identity theft issues people are hesitant to provide their social security number and in turn employers need to be careful when and how that …

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Credit Checks: Yes or No?

As reported by the Wall Street Journal and by SHRM the EEOC has been holding hearings whether the use of credit checks on potential employees should be utilized by a company in making a hiring decision. Representatives from SHRM (tesitmony can be found here), the US Chamber of Commerce, the law firm of SeyfarthShaw, LLP, …

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