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► Special Delivery: Considerations for Pregnant Employees

June 22, 2023

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) makes it illegal for employers to dis-criminate against pregnant employees and requires reasonable accommodations for an employee’s known limitations related to pregnancy or childbirth. Let’s look at how the PDA and the Pregnant ...

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► Offensive Workplace Music Triggers Harassment Lawsuit

June 19, 2023

Sometimes music at work can be a welcome diversion. But not all songs favored by employees come from The Sound of Music . An employer’s obligation to keep its workplace free from harassment includes paying attention to what music your employees are exposed to while working. Monster ...

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► How Employers Can Prepare as Union Organizing Rises

June 15, 2023

The overall percentage of private sector unionization dipped slightly (by .2%) in 2022, but labor unions made strides in organizing new workers. In 2022, unions won more elections to represent private sector employees than in any year since 2005. They also won a record-high 76% of all elections ...

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► DOL Proposes Another Increase in Exempt Salary Threshold

June 12, 2023

In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sought to implement regulations to increase the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemptions from $455 to $913 per week. The regulations also called for the threshold to be updated ...

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► EEOC Targeting Discriminatory Use of AI

June 8, 2023

Along with states and cities beginning to legislate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in employment decision-making, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reaffirmed its position of ensuring legally compliant use of AI in this area. In fact, the EEOC expressly identified ...

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► When Everyone is Watching: Employee Monitoring & Tracking

May 24, 2023

At the Dentons Davis Brown annual labor and employment law seminar in April, employers discussed many topics that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic or were preexisting but were exacerbated by it. One such issue is employee monitoring. Employers normally monitor employees ...

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► ICE Sunsets Form I-9 COVID Flexibilities

May 22, 2023

All U.S. employers are required to complete Form I-9 for employees hired to work in the United States. This form serves to verify an employee’s identity and ability to work in the country. Within 72 hours of hire, employees must present their employer with acceptable identity and employment ...

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► When You Get Sued: A Handy HR Guide to Litigation

May 19, 2023

Many HR professionals may relate to the “oh no, what now?” moment when they first learn an employment-related lawsuit has been filed. Although employers would prefer to avoid litigation entirely, it’s important for HR departments to have systems in place to assist with ...

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► Remote Hiring: Labor Laws to Consider Across the U.S.

May 15, 2023

Hiring remote workers has skyrocketed in popularity since the beginning of the pandemic.  Of course, there are many advantages to this practice, including access to a broader candidate pool and fewer real estate expenses. However, an important consideration in hiring is the ...

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► Preparing to Comply with the PUMP Act and PWFA

May 12, 2023

Pregnant workers are currently protected under various acts including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP). Even ...

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