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Montana Employment Law Update – May 2017

Jun 5, 2017
Negligent Hiring or Employment On May 4, 2017, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed legislation (S.B. 325), stating that a private employer who acts reasonably and complies in good faith with the law may not be held liable for negligent hiring or negligent employment for acts committed by an employee with…
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New Hampshire Employment Law Update – June 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Employment Contract Restrictions on Physicians On June 6, 2016, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed legislation (S.B. 417) concerning employment contract restrictions on physicians. The bill prohibits certain geographic area restrictions in partnership, employment, or other professional relation contracts for physicians licensed by the board of medicine. The bill provides…
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Federal Employment Law Update – June 2016

EEOC Releases Sample Notice for Employers Offering Wellness Programs On June 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a sample notice to assist employers who have wellness programs in complying with their obligations under recently issued Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. The EEOC has also released a…
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Arkansas Employment Law Update – April 2017

Apr 21, 2017
Copies of Background Checks On April 6, 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison signed legislation (H.B. 2000), which requires employers to provide copies of background checks to employees and applicants for employment. The law takes effect 91 days after adjournment (projected August 18, 2017). Read AR H.B. 2000 Private Employers and Guns…
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Federal Employment Law Update – January 2018

Jan 29, 2018
2018 Withholding Tables Updated On January 11, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 1036, which updates the income tax withholding tables for 2018 and reflects changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month. The updated withholding information shows the new rates for employers to use during 2018. According…
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Georgia Employment Law Update – May 2017

May 22, 2017
Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Act On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation (S.B. 206) requiring health plans to provide coverage for hearing aids for children. The law also details the frequency of replacing hearing aids, coverage of services and supplies, and options for higher priced devices.…
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Kansas Employment Law Update – May 2016

Jun 3, 2016
Workers’ Compensation Administration On May 17, 2016, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation (H.B. 2617) amending the state’s workers’ compensation law. The law allows workers’ compensation claims to be filed electronically, pursuant to administrative rules and regulations implemented by the Director of Workers’ Compensation. Upon implementation of an electronic filing…
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California Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 3, 2017
California Supreme Court Holds On-Call Rest Breaks Are Unlawful On December 22, 2016, in Augustus v. ABM Security Services, Inc., the California Supreme Court held that California law prohibits on-duty and on-call rest periods. The decision reinstated a Los Angeles Superior Court decision awarding approximately $90 million in damages to several…
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Hawaii Employment Law Update – January 2018

Jan 29, 2018
Labor Posters Updated In January 2018, the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) updated its You Have a Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace: IT’S THE LAW! poster. Employers must conspicuously post this notice in the workplace in a prominent location or where such notices are customarily located.…
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Nebraska Employment Law Update – May 2017

Jun 5, 2017
Unemployment Insurance, Employer Experience Accounts, and Reimbursement Accounts On May 22, 2017, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts approved legislation (L.B. 519) regarding base period wage credits for benefit years beginning on or after September 3, 2017. The bill states that if an individual’s base period wage credits represent part-time employment for…
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New York Employment Law Update – January 2017

Jan 30, 2017
NYDOL Releases Model Templates for Use of Payroll Debit Cards and Direct Deposit In connection with recently adopted regulations governing wage payment methods (12 NYCRR Part 192), the New York Department of Labor has issued model templates for written notice and consent for using payroll debit cards and direct deposit.…
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Federal Employment Law Update – May 2016

May 24, 2016
DOL Releases Final Rule on FLSA White Collar Exemptions On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publication of a final rule updating regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees from its minimum wage and overtime requirements (often referred…
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