Ending Temporary Work Assignment Not Considered Discharge

​Takeaway: The end of a staffing agency employee’s temporary work assignment was not a discharge from her employment, and so the employee was not entitled to immediate payment of final wages under... Read more »

Employers Frustrated by Return of In-Person Review of I-9s for Remote Employees

​The imminent resumption of the requirement for employers to physically inspect the I-9s of remote employees is causing whiplash among some employers. They worry about the revived mandate’s cost and inconvenience, despite... Read more »

Be Vigilant to Keep Legal Entity Management on Track

​As companies grow, merge and enter new jurisdictions, they need to be careful about keeping their legal entity management compliant. This typically includes updating registrations, tax filings and other required submissions to... Read more »

California Bill Would Grant Employee Tax Deduction for Tuition Benefits

​California legislators have been considering a bill that would enhance the tax benefits to employees for educational benefits employers provide, but the bill may not pass this year. AB 509 proposed allowing... Read more »

Older Worker Denied Promotion by Young Interview Panel Loses Claim

​Takeaway: A company has considerable freedom in deciding how to select candidates for promotion.  ​Even when an employer uses a young group of interviewers and primarily relies upon interview scores to determine... Read more »

Company that Fired Worker with COVID-19 Concerns Held in Contempt

​Takeaway: Employers are at serious risk of contempt rulings when they fail to comply with orders from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Partial compliance is insufficient. Ignoring an NLRB order—as well... Read more »

Lawmakers Reintroduce Age Discrimination Bill

​Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Va., reintroduced bipartisan legislation to protect older job applicants from employment discrimination.  Scott was joined in proposing the Protect Older Job Applicants Act by Rep. Sylvia R.... Read more »

Legal Considerations When Addressing Health Care Staffing Shortages

​Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we’ve seen significant numbers of health care workers depart from the industry. These departures have left hospitals and health care systems asking how they can continue to... Read more »

Ohio: Spot These Warning Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

​There are many signs of potential workers’ compensation fraud, including when an injured Ohioan is working another job and still collecting benefits. Still, fraud can take a long time to prove. How... Read more »

California Alters Union Process for Agricultural Workers

​Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 113, which enacts changes to the collective bargaining process for agricultural workers in California. In September 2022, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2183, which established new... Read more »
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