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Do you really know how to calculate overtime pay? For most employers, the overtime calculation is very straightforward – employees receive one-and-a-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40. But what if your employees work various jobs at different rates? For example, you own a hair salon and your employees […]

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The Chicago Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (“Region”) waved its magic wand over the Northwestern University (“Northwestern”) scholarship football players and turned them into “employees” following a series of headline-generating hearings.  See Northwestern University v. College Athletes Players Ass’n, Case 13-RC-121359, 2014 NLRB Reg. Dir. Dec. LEXIS 46 (NLRB Reg. Dir. Dec. […]

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Religious dress and grooming practices became news late last year when popular clothing store Hollister (an Abercrombie & Fitch brand) fired a Muslim employee for wearing a hijab, an Islamic religious headscarf.  Initially, the employee was asked to wear headscarves in Hollister colors which she did.  After several months, a district manager was in the […]

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The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) continues to strike down broad workplace policies – this time taking aim at a “No Gossip” policy they claimed violated employees’ rights to engage in protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”). In a case before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”), Laurus Tech. Inst., 2013 NLRB LEXIS […]

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Published in Employment Law Strategist Volume 21, Number 8 – December 2013 Despite nationwide political debates surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”), ACA is still the law of the land.  As an employer, you need to understand your rights and obligations.  This article analyzes some of the biggest issues large […]

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