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US SUPREME COURT BANS MANDATORY PUBLIC UNION FEES

Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees Ruled Unconstitutional; Violate First Amendment Today, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court overturned 40 years of precedent by ruling that mandatory public sector union dues are unconstitutional. The case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, U.S., No. 16-1466, overturns the 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews I once worked with a manager who could never remember his HR-related acronyms.  When it came to FMLA, he called it “LOL WTH.”  While this seems humorous at the outset, it isn’t funny when it comes to actually working within the parameters of the FMLA rules. What is FMLA? Basically, FMLA applies […]

NLRB RELAXES SCRUTINY ON HANDBOOK RULES

On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum outlining the NLRB’s enforcement position on employee handbook rules following the decision in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017). The memo makes it clear that employers can expect less scrutiny and more freedom in […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Can an employer force an employee to participate in a workplace investigation? A member recently called our HR Hotline with this dilemma. An accident occurred involving one of their customers on company premises.  It was a bad accident and the customer was seriously injured.  Before help arrived on the scene, for reasons […]

EXPIRED FORMS – STILL REQUIRED TO COMPLY

The Department of Labor-provided forms for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) use are expiring today. Does that mean you no longer have to provide them to employees? Does it mean they are no longer valid? The answer to both questions is no. So what do you do? Department of Labor forms are typically only […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Hire slowly, fire quickly. This is a saying that has been around for a while, and I always casually toss it at employers like a mantra. In fact, I did this a couple of weeks ago, and the business owner said, “Why?” After some pondering, this is what I told her: Company […]

NEVADA OVERTIME LAWS

As an employer, understanding Nevada’s overtime laws will help you better understand what you can and can’t offer your employees. Nevada labor laws require employers to pay overtime at the rate of 1½ times an employee’s regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek to all employees, unless otherwise […]

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