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Maine Imposes New Harassment Training Requirements, Increases Violation Penalties

April 13, 2018

Via: HR Hero

With the #MeToo movement seemingly everywhere in the news, it’s important for all employers to review their sexual harassment training practices. Maine recently amended its sexual harassment training law to impose additional requirements on employers in the state. Training Checklist […]


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Supreme Court Rejects Narrow Interpretation of FLSA in Overtime Case

April 4, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in a case directly affecting employers of auto service advisers is expected to have implications for employers of other kinds of workers as well since the Court rejected the notion that exemptions to the […]


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Federal Court Rejects Interns’ FLSA Claim Against Hearst

March 28, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it was rescinding a guidance document on paying interns it issued in 2010. The former guidance suggested that employers need to apply a six-factor test to determine whether an intern must […]


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Employers can’t demand clergy notes for flu shot exemptions, feds say

March 23, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Title VII protects employees from discrimination based on their religion and also requires employers to accommodate religious beliefs under certain circumstances. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that employers should generally take employees at their word that their […]


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State Chamber Fights Workplace Addiction With Employer Opioid Toolkit

March 22, 2018

Via: Workforce

Nearly 50,000 Americans lost their lives to opioid-related overdoses in 2016. Compare that figure to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which recorded 43,000 deaths during its peak in 1995, or the entire Vietnam War, which saw 58,000 U.S. soldiers die. Needless to […]


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Employee participation in ‘Day Without Immigrants’ was protected activity, agency says

March 19, 2018

Via: HR Dive

The advice memo may not be the final word in the case (it directs a regional NLRB office to pursue the case if it can’t reach a settlement with the employer), but tracks with what employment law attorneys were advising […]


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The Opioid Crisis and the Workplace

March 12, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The National Safety Council (NSC) has begun its nationwide road tour through areas of the United States that have been heavily hit by the opioid crisis. As part of that campaign, they have taken ownership of the Celebrating Lost Loved […]


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Vacation Pay Lawsuit Takes Excursion to Appellate Court and Back

March 9, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Winnebago County, Illinois recently attempted to avoid a claim for accrued but unpaid vacation pay under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) by invoking the 1-year statute of limitations in the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort […]


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UnitedHealthcare Reconsiders Drug Rebate System for Some Employee Customers

March 8, 2018

Via: Workforce

UnitedHealthcare announced on Tuesday, March 6, that starting January 1, 2019, it will pass along drug rebates to customers who have fully insured coverage through their employer. This move will impact 7 million of the total 49 million people the […]


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Apple to launch primary care clinics for employees, CNBC reports

February 28, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Apple is latest corporate giant to more openly and forcefully pursue healthcare interests. The company announced in January it is making personal health records accessible on the latest iPhones, a potential major step in easing the exchange of health data. […]