OSHA Complaints may now be investigated by the NLRB

Before we discuss the topic for today’s post let me provide you with some explanation about the two agencies named in the title, just in case not everyone is on the same page. OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor that is charged with overseeing …

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Supreme Court to decide on the Definition of “Clothes”

  If you are like me you looked at that headline and said “What?” or “Really?” Can’t we accomplish that with a dictionary? The answer to that question is apparently not. So the SCOTUS will decide an issue that has been argued in many courts in the past 20 years.The irony is that we will …

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New FMLA Regulations Effective Now

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act the US Department of Labor made new FMLA regulations effective on March 8th. These new regulations include changes in the following areas: Increase and clarify scope of military exigency leave; Extend military caregiver leave; Cleared up airline flight crew employees FMLA eligibility requirements; …

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Wrap Up of SHRM Atlanta Conference: Part 3

This is Part 3 of my wrap up of the SHRM Atlanta conference. The sessions I followed were still in the Law and Legislation track. First up was Manage Your Employees or Get Out of the Way! (Ten Rules for Helping Your Managers Prevent Costly Lawsuits.) presented by Chad Shultz of Ford & Harrision LLP. …

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Independent Contractors and the ABC Test: The Future is NOW

When I joined the World Future Society I received a collection of forecasts taken from the society magazine called The Futurist. Included among them was the following. Small governments will eclipse big governments as a threat to privacy/liberty. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, there are close to 90,000 local governments in the United States …

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