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Stray remarks, while “offensive,” did not show that Texas Children’s Hospital fired an employee based on race, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled (Eaglin v. Texas Children’s Hospital, No. 19-20222 (5th Cir. Feb. 4, 2020)) [http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/19/19-20222.0.pdf]. Plaintiffs Annette Williams and Victoria Eaglin—who are both black—worked for Texas Children’s Hospital (“TCH”) as Patient Access […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! We have had a super busy beginning to our 2020 employment law year. Of particular interest is a new attempt to legalize comp time in the private sector. Read On…

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The new I-9 is here!

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Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has once again show the stunning amount of deference that courts give to arbitration awards. In Kemper Corporate Servcs., Inc. v. Computer Sciences Corp., Kemper Corporate Services, Incorporated (“Kemper”), an insurance company, hired Computer Sciences Corporation (“CSC”), a software developer and technology-services company, to update its insurance software. […]

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On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule regarding joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  This rule sets forth principles governing the determination of joint employer liability under the FLSA.  The DOL issued the final rule to “reduce uncertainty over joint employer status, promote greater […]

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New York and New Jersey have recently enacted laws prohibiting employers from inquiring about or relying on salary history information in making hiring decisions. The laws, which take effect during the first week of 2020, are meant to help battle salary inequality and to prevent employers from using salary history information as a condition of […]

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The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (“Secure Act”) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President in December 2019.  The Secure Act is the most significant retirement legislation in many years. This article contains a summary of some of the key provisions of the Secure […]

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Hey Compliance Warriors! The Auditors are Coming! (Do you have a plan?) Read on as one of our members and guest blogger gives some amazing tips for preparing to meet YOUR auditor!

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Whether you like it or not, 2019 is coming to an end. With 2020 at our doorstep, it’s time to face the music and start paying attention to another tune in the ever-changing cacophony that is privacy law in the United States. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) […]

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In Darby v. Childvine, a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the Court considered whether a genetic mutation can constitute a “disability” as that term is defined under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In that case, Darby was hired as an administrative assistant around August […]

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