Employment Law

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    What could a 32-hour workweek mean for California employers?

    While the state’s bill is stalled for now, the effort demonstrates a shift toward greater flexibility at work.

    By Ryan Golden • June 23, 2022
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    New hires need not be paid for time related to drug screening, 9th Cir. says

    Under California law, employers don’t have to reimburse new hires for travel expenses or pay for their time taking a mandatory pre-employment drug test.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 21, 2022
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    Elon Musk, Airbnb and the do's and don'ts of crafting remote work edicts

    When communicating the importance of in-person work in a market that demands flexibility, framing matters, executives told HR Dive.

    By Ryan Golden • June 16, 2022
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    Discouraging employees from taking leave can violate the FMLA, 7th Cir. says

    An employer may run afoul of the law if it discourages an employee from requesting leave even if it doesn’t actually deny a request, the court held.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 14, 2022
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    DOL requests employer input on independent contractor rule

    The department may aim to roll back a Trump-era rule that loosened classification requirements.

    By Kate Tornone • June 8, 2022
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    EEOC to make virtual mediation a permanent option

    A study found participants viewed the program as "highly effective, fair and neutral," EEOC said.

    By Emilie Shumway • June 7, 2022
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    New hiring toolkit helps legal teams comply with evolving employment laws

    SixFifty's GC says the company's 50-state product highlights key action steps for employers of all sizes.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Amazon's unpaid time off practices violate USERRA, class-action suit claims

    Amazon allegedly counted unpaid time off against employees in the U.S. armed services or National Guard when they took military leave — and then fired them when they ran out of that time.

    By Laurel Kalser • May 19, 2022
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    Preparing for automated hiring-tool bias laws

    The use of AI to sift through resumes or assess performance could expose your organization to notification and audit requirements, starting in New York City. 

    By May 13, 2022
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    LinkedIn's $1.8M agreement with DOL settles charges of gender pay bias

    After accounting for legitimate factors, a routine investigation by the OFCCP determined that the women were paid at a "statistically significant lower rate" than their male counterparts. LinkedIn disagreed.

    By Laurel Kalser • May 11, 2022