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Tennessee Employment Law Update – May 9, 2017

Background Checks for Employees with Access to Federal Tax Information On May 9, 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation (S.B. 1209) authorizing state administrative departments to obtain criminal history...
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Vermont Employment Law Update – May 2017

Social Media Privacy for Employees On May 17, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (H.B. 462) prohibiting an employer from requiring or requesting that an employee or applicant disclose...
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California Supreme Court clarifies “day of rest” statutes

California law requires that employees get one day’s rest in a workweek. Requiring employees to work seven days in a row can subject employers to civil penalties, and even criminal liability. On May 8, the state Supreme Court, responding to a request from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, issued a ruling addressing at least some of the ambiguities in the statutory scheme. The case is Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc.
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OSHA’s Controversial “Union Walkaround Rule” Rescinded

Hailed as a positive change for employers, last month the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) voluntarily withdrew a 2013 OHSA interpretation letter that changed more than 35 years of policy by allowing non-collectively bargained workers to designate a person affiliated with a union or a community organization to act as their personal representative during an OSHA inspection or to act on their behalf as a walkaround representative.
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Vermont Employment Law Update – April 2017

Out-of-State Child Support Withholding On May 1, 2017, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (S.B. 69), repealing a Vermont law which contradicted federal law requiring an employer to comply with a...
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