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In September 2016, the New York Department of Labor (NYSDOL) set out to enact new regulations on employers who use electronic payment methods such as payroll debit cards and direct deposit.  Drafts of the regulations and associated templates were released to the public for comment earlier this year and were slated to come into effect […]

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Businesses in Wisconsin with a non-solicitation of employees clause as part of its post-employment agreements may want to read up on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision in The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. Lanning. The Court of Appeals held non-solicitation of employees clauses are subject to the same strict enforceability requirements that already exist in […]

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2008, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was amended to broaden the scope of conditions that constituted a “disability” under the ADA.  The definition is considered so broad that employment lawyers often joke everything is a disability.  While this joke is a good cautionary tale, courts continue to provide guidance on what is and is […]

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Forget location, location, location, President Trump tells the Acting Chair of the EEOC, it is all about job growth.  On June 28, 2017, President Trump nominated Janet Dhillon to chair of the EEOC.  If Ms. Dhillon is confirmed, Ms. Lipnic will become a Commissioner. In November 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal […]

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In April 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held in Hively v. Ivy Tech Comty. Coll. Of Ind., held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.   The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals covers the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.  In Hively, the […]

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