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  • DOL Releases Updated FMLA Resources

    April 29, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has released an Employer Guide to assist employers in complying with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and a new version of the FMLA workplace poster.

  • New Anti-Trade Secret Theft Law Awaits President's Signature

    April 28, 2016

    Yesterday the US House of Representatives voted unanimously (410-2) to pass a bill - the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) of 2016 - that would standardize and strengthen businesses' current legal remedies and protections against trade secret theft. The DTSA was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate earlier this month. President Barack Obama is in favor of the measure and is expected to sign it into law.

  • Paid Sick Leave Expanding into Los Angeles and Chicago

    April 27, 2016

    Los Angeles and Chicago employers may need to comply with new sets of paid sick leave rules based on proposed amendments to local minimum wage ordinances - perhaps as early as this summer.

  • Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana

    April 22, 2016

    Pennsylvania has become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana for people suffering from certain chronic health conditions, including terminal illnesses.

  • Oregon Clarifies Employers' 'Location' for Its New Region-Based Minimum Wage

    April 22, 2016

    Oregon has proposed new rules that, if adopted, will define an employer's location and clarify how employees should be paid if they work in more than one region.

  • HR Director May Be Individually Liable for FMLA Violations, 2nd Cir. Rules

    April 19, 2016

    In Graziadio v. Culinary Inst. of America, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the economic realities test used to determine who is or is not an employer under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

  • San Francisco Will Become First US City With Fully Paid Parental Leave

    April 15, 2016

    San Francisco will become the first US city to require employers to offer six weeks of fully paid parental leave to new parents. This groundbreaking ordinance will apply to same-sex and opposite-sex couples.

  • DOL Finalizes ERISA Fiduciary Rule

    April 12, 2016

    The US Department of Labor has released its Final Fiduciary Rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The Final Rule streamlines many of the more burdensome aspects of the proposed rule and stresses the importance of eliminating any potential conflicts of interests.

  • Oregon Tightens Pay Statement Requirements to Help Deter Wage Theft

    April 11, 2016

    A new Oregon law will require an employer to include some additional information on employees' pay statements than is currently required, starting January 1, 2017. The new law aims to deter wage theft by codifying and tightening up the pay statement requirements that were previously found only in the Oregon Administrative Rules.

  • New York Provides Paid Family Leave, Sets Course for $15 Minimum Wage

    April 6, 2016

    With 12 weeks of paid family leave per year, New York will have "strongest paid family leave policy in the nation," according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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