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The NLRB along with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), have released a Fact Sheet to the public entitled Retaliation Based on Exercise of Workplace Rights is […]

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Revised Form I-9 Effective January 21, 2017

Written by Robert G. Brody and Lindsay Rinehart on March 28, 2017

A revised Form I-9 was recently published by the Office of Management and Budget.  As of January 22, 2017, employers are required to switch over to the revised Form I-9 for all newly hired employees. The revised version of the form can be downloaded at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. The form must be used by both public and […]

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Missouri Becomes 28th State to Pass a Right-to Work Law

Written by Robert G. Brody and Lindsay Rinehart on March 28, 2017

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed legislation into law on February 6, 2017, making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state.  The law prohibits employers from requiring employees to join a labor organization and from requiring employees to pay labor organization dues. Right-to-work laws vary by state, but they generally bar collective bargaining agreements that require workers to […]

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Fourth Circuit Panel Establishes Joint Employer Test

Written by Robert G. Brody and Lindsay Rinehart on March 28, 2017

In a decision published January 25, 2017, a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals panel revived a collective action in which a group of drywall installers sought overtime wages from the contractor who hired their employer – the subcontractor.  The outcome is a new circuit wide test for determining whether a joint employer relationship exists. The […]

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We hope you stayed safe, warm, and dry during the recent snowstorm!  Acting on the weather forecasters’ dire predictions of massive snowfall, you may have proactively chosen to close your business and tell your employees to stay home.  If so, you may be wondering about your obligations with respect to paying your employees for this […]

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