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New Year, New Minimum Wage?

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on December 20, 2012

It’s almost New Year’s, and that means a spate of new laws will go into effect.  Before January 1, make sure you are familiar with any new employment laws in your locality.  Eleven states are ringing in the New Year with minimum wage increases: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, […]

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Check Your State’s Voting Time Law

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on October 16, 2012

Most states have laws requiring employers to provide time off on Election Day for employees to vote.  If you are not familiar with your state law, now is the time to check. State laws vary in the specific requirements.  Many states, like Wisconsin, require time off without pay.  Other states, including New York, require the […]

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Why Even Good Employers Need to Examine Their Pay Practices — Now

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on September 24, 2012

Wage-and-hour cases are big business.  The number of wage-and-hour cases in federal court has more than tripled over the last decade.  These cases are in addition to the rising number of agency actions at both the state and federal levels, as wage-and-hour enforcement becomes a cash cow for strained government budgets.  Agencies are imposing larger […]

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Summer Slowdown? How to Make the Most of Your Time

Written by Robert G. Brody and Rebecca Goldberg on August 20, 2012

Many businesses experience a slowdown in late summer as employees and customers go on vacation.  The downtime can be a great opportunity to take a deep breath and carefully review your handbooks, policies, and practices.  The whirlwind of enforcement brought on by the Obama Administration has made it all the more important to ensure you […]

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People often say to me, “Of course you believe in workplace drug testing!  That’s your business.”  They are correct.  It is my business.  However, I like to think that I am a trained social scientist.  I base my opinions, preventions, and treatments on empirical evidence; hard core data that show that a program works.  I […]

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