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► Is Unpaid Leave an Appropriate ADA Accommodation?

September 25, 2023

When an employee comes to you with a proposed job modification to accommodate a health condition, consider the requested accommodation. But remember: You can offer a different accommodation that addresses the employee’s health condition but doesn’t pose the operational challenges the ...

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► Resolving Whether Arbitration is the Best Option

September 22, 2023

If you run a business, you’ve probably encountered arbitration clauses. These contractual provisions require parties to resolve disputes in private proceedings instead of court and are celebrated as a cost-effective alternative to in-court litiga-tion. But arbitration might not always be a ...

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► Properly Protecting Your Employees' Personal Information

September 21, 2023

If they have not already, employers should take steps now to properly protect the personal infor-mation of their employees. A recent decision from the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals clarifies that employers have a special relationship with their employees and owe a duty to their employees to ...

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► I-9 Employment Verification and PEOs - What To Do?

September 18, 2023

Every employer is required to have a new hire complete the Form I-9 within three business days of hire (sometimes referred to as the “Thursday” rule). This is because the Form I-9 is used to substantiate that a worker is authorized to work in the United States. In addition, some ...

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► Government Regulation of AI is Coming, so be Prepared

September 13, 2023

Hate it or love it, an artificial intelligence (AI) revolution is going to affect our job market. With the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, it isn’t hyperbole to suggest our eco-nomy sits at a historic inflection point. The impact of AI depends on many variables. Importantly, government ...

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► DOL Proposes Salary Increases for Exempt Employees

September 11, 2023

On August 30, 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). In the NPRM, the DOL proposes to increase substantially the salary threshold for most employees to be “exempt,” that is, ineligible for overtime pay under the Fair ...

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► FMLA and the Modern Workforce

September 8, 2023

Employers with over 50 employees regularly address employees’ requests for leave under the FMLA. When the FMLA  was originally enacted in 1993, the workplace looked a bit different than it does now. Most employees went to a main worksite and job applicants came to a location to apply ...

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► Effectively Managing Remote Workforces

August 28, 2023

Gartner recently estimated that by the end of 2023, fully remote and hybrid workers are expected to account for 71% of the workforce in the United States. We know that companies that embrace these trends will be able to attract and retain top talent while increasing productivity and employee ...

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► If Noncompetes Are Gone, What's Next?

August 25, 2023

Protecting against intellectual property theft and unauthorized disclosure of confidential business information has always been an important practice for businesses, yet the continuing evolution of the labor market post-COVID has increased the risk of intellectual property loss due to employee ...

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► I-9 Verification Just Got Easier

August 24, 2023

On August 1, 2023, the Department of Home-land Security (DHS) published a revamped and streamlined Form I-9, which must be used starting November 1. The biggest change, however, is DHS’s creation of an “alternate procedure” that will make it easier for employers to inspect an ...

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