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Employment Law Strategist  February 2017 Did you know your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) (collectively, the “Agencies”).  The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, […]

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We have previously reported that several states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington) have laws prohibiting employers from checking credit reports unless permitted under certain limited circumstances. New York City joined this trend over a year ago.  On September 3, 2015, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) went into effect, amending […]

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Every year, we like to remind our clients to tout the value of your employees’ jobs to them.   This can improve your relationship with your employees, and can result in increased motivation and morale among your employees as the New Year begins.  The best way to do this is to prepare a compensation summary for […]

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We previously wrote about Gregory Linhoff, an employee at the University of Connecticut Health Center, who was caught smoking marijuana in his employer issued van while at work. Not surprisingly, the Health Center terminated his employment.  Mr. Linhoff was a member of the Union, and the Union filed a grievance to contest the discharge. During […]

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A revised Form I-9 was recently approved by the Office of Management and Budget.  The new version is expected to be published by November 22, 2016.  The current version of Form I-9 will continue to be acceptable until January 21, 2017.  After this date, employers will be required to use the new form. Do not […]

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