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On Friday, October 30, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations implementing Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as they relate to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The proposed rule would allow employers who offer […]

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Women and men across the country are driven from their jobs and homes annually due to relentless abusers. My hope is that one day soon employers will realize the severity of domestic violence realities and willingly participate in the effort to protect workers who stand to lose everything. On October 27, 2015, Senator Patty Murray […]

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Employers! You no longer need to hold  your breath hoping you are “doing  it right” regarding same sex marriage equality laws. On October 23rd, 2015, the question of how employers and other entities must handle the definition of marriage for IRS tax purposes was answered in the new IRS proposed rule regarding implementation of the […]

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Dancing with Mary Jane? We all know that Colorado is known for having legalized marijuana that is used recreationally or medically since the winter of 2012.  In the business world, Colorado has laws that do not allow employers from terminating employees for enacting lawful activities outside of work.  However, let’s decipher the following case that occurred […]

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Federal Contractors awoke to a Labor Day game-changer. President Obama signed an Executive Order on Monday, September 7th, 2015 mandating paid sick leave for employees working on federal contracts. This new mandate will affect all federal contracts beginning in 2017.

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What will the verdict be? The comment period for the Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule to re-vamp the minimum wage and overtime laws for salaried-exempt workers is up today! If you have not yet made your opinions known, there is still time. But, you had better hurry. At midnight this baby turns into a pumpkin.

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“The Employer Needed Pooper Scooper” may be a better title for this post! So what is GINA and why am I talking about poop? Hang in there and let me explain.

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On July 15th 2015, Department of Labor (DOL) Administrator, David Weil, issued the much anticipated Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1 clarifying the DOL position regarding the independent contractor vs. employee debate.

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Now here’s something all will love to hear:  “You may be getting a pay raise if you make less than $50,440 a year (before taxes)!” 

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Minimum wage in Connecticut just got  real. Employers in Connecticut will be paying double damages PLUS court costs and attorney’s fees for wage and hour violations as of October 1st, 2015. In a recent article, Littler Mendelson attorneys published the following explanation:

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