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  • Washington Becomes 11th State to "Ban the Box" for Private Employers

    March 15, 2018

    Effective June 6, 2018, Washington employers may not ask about arrests or convictions - or receive information through a criminal background check - before a job applicant is deemed otherwise qualified for a position.

  • Nonpartisan Approach Will Strengthen Workplaces, SHRM Says

    March 12, 2018

    Leaders of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) called for HR to chart a nonpartisan course in today's polarized political environment.

  • SHRM Leaders Outline Priorities at DC Legislative Conference

    March 12, 2018

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) stated its intention to step up involvement in all work-related legislative and policy issues at its annual Employment Law and Legislative Conference in the District of Columbia.

  • WHD Announces Pilot Program to Resolve Minimum Wage, Overtime Violations

    March 8, 2018

    The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has announced a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program, to expedite resolution of inadvertent minimum wage and overtime violations.

  • Title VII Protects Gay Employees, 2nd Circuit Rules

    March 7, 2018

    Gay workers won a major victory with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals 10-3 decision that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans sexual orientation discrimination.

  • NLRB Asks Appellate Court to Reconsider Joint Employer Case

    March 6, 2018

    The United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit could either uphold the National Labor Relations Board's Browning-Ferris ruling or overturn it, thereby opening the door for the court or the NLRB to issue a new joint employment standard.

  • Landmark Supreme Court Case Could Significantly Weaken Unions

    February 28, 2018

    The Supeme Court heard oral arguments in a case affecting millions of public employees with implications for the future of organized labor. At stake is whether unions can compel nonmembers to pay dues for representing them in contract negotiations.

  • NLRB Restores Browning-Ferris Standard for Joint Employment

    February 27, 2018

    The National Labor Relations Board has vacated its 2017 Hy-Brand decision, thereby restoring the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, under which employers can be considered to be joint employers under federal labor law if they exercise indirect control of shared employees or reserve the right to control shared employees.

  • Mavericks Fire HR Director for Failing to Rein in Hostile Work Environment

    February 26, 2018

    The Dallas Mavericks basketball team fired its head of human resources in the wake of a Sports Illustrated report detailing a hostile work environment in its front office. The report cited numerous complaints of a sexually hostile work culture by current and former staff members, both male and female, who pointed to the team's HR department as part of the problem.

  • Supreme Court Limits Protections for Corporate Whistleblowers

    February 23, 2018

    The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee must provide information about securities law violations to the SEC in order to qualify for whistleblower protections under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision.