Government Shutdown Update: EEOC Closed

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it is closed because of the federal government shutdown. During this period of federal closure, a limited number of EEOC services are available. Staff will not be available to answer questions from the public or to respond to correspondence from the public. The EEOC will accept charges that... Read more ›

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SCOTUS Arbitration Decision in New Prime

Steven Katz, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what this week’s SCOTUS decision in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira means for employers. The Court has delivered employers their first loss in an arbitration case in decades. This week, the U.S.... Read more ›

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2019 Minimum Wages

Eighteen states rang in 2019 with new, higher minimum wage rates. These states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, ME, MN, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, SD, and WA) have scheduled annual adjustments for their minimum wages based on approved legislation, via ballot initiative, or varying formulas. Thirty states have a minimum... Read more ›

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California Employment Law Update – January 2019

FMCSA and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Meal and Rest Breaks On December 27, 2018, the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it granted petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association requesting a determination that California’s meal and rest break rules (MRB rules) are pre-empted under federal... Read more ›

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Colorado Employment Law Update – January 2019

Minimum Wage and Poster Effective January 1, 2019, the Colorado minimum wage increased to $11.10 per hour and the tipped employee minimum wage increased to $8.08 per hour. The state also released an updated poster to reflect these wage increases. See the poster Read more ›

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Michigan Employment Law Update – January 2019

Paid Medical Leave Act On December 13, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation (S.B. 1175) entitled the Paid Medical Leave Act, which significantly modified the state’s Earned Sick Time Act (set to be effective April 1, 2019). Under the new Paid Medical Leave Act, employers with 50 or more employees must provide paid medical... Read more ›