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DOL Extends FLSA Protections to Home Care Workers 

Sep 30, 2013
On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it will extend the minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) to the estimated 1.9 million direct care workers in the U.S., most of... Read More
 

Nine State Attorneys General Take Stand Against EEOC Lawsuits and Guidance 

Aug 15, 2013
On July 24, 2013, Attorneys General from nine states sent a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission expressing their displeasure at what they describe as the EEOC’s “illegitimate expansion of Title VII protection to former... Read More
 

Ohio Adopts Shared Work Program 

Jul 29, 2013
On July 11, 2013, Ohio became the 26th state to adopt a shared work program. The “SharedWork Ohio” program gives participating employers the opportunity to reduce the number of hours worked by its employees in lieu of laying off its workforce.... Read More
 

CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT OFFERS JOB APPLICANTS RELIEF FROM BARS ON EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYERS RELIEF FROM NEGLIGENT HIRING CLAIMS 

Jul 25, 2013
With little fanfare, Ohio Revised Code Section 2953.25 became effective on September 29, 2012 and provides a means by which job applicants may obtain relief from certain bars imposed on employment or licensing in connection with either being... Read More
 

Another Circuit Court Strikes Down NLRB Posting Rule 

Jun 19, 2013
On June 14, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit became the second federal appellate court to strike down the notice posting rule promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board in August of 2011. The Fourth Circuit joins the... Read More
 
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