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Paying Out a Year-End Bonus or an Incentive Payment: Can an Employer Withhold the Money from the Employee Who Took FMLA Leave?

Franczek Radelet P.C • December 09, 2018
It’s the end of the year, which means bonus time.

Employers’ New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Ways to Update Your Employee Handbook by Year’s End

Ogletree Deakins • December 09, 2018
How long has it been since your organization updated its employee handbook? It’s time to brush off any layers of dust that have accumulated over the years and make it a priority to conduct a review prior to the year’s end. This article highlights five evolving areas employers can focus on now to start the quickly-approaching new year off on the right foot.

Self-Driving Trucks and Labor Law—A Look Ahead

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • December 09, 2018
Welcome to the future: The year is 2020 and an organized—i.e., unionized trucking company—“L2M2” has announced it is acquiring a convoy of autonomously powered—i.e., “self-driving”—transportation vehicles.

Non-Compete News: Is a Non-Solicitation of Employees Provision Enforceable in California?

FordHarrison LLP • December 09, 2018
Executive Summary: Last month, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Servs., Inc., 28 Cal. App. 5th 923 (Cal. Ct. App. 2018), a decision calling into question the validity of non-solicitation of employees a/k/a anti-piracy provisions in California. Prior to this decision, California’s Supreme Court had left open the issue of whether anti-piracy provisions were enforceable. Arguably, there now exists a split in authority in California with regard to the enforcement of these provisions, although this recent decision may be construed narrowly to its context: staffing companies.

Salary History Law Trend Continuing as 2018 Draws to a Close

XpertHR • December 09, 2018
Suffolk County, New York has become the latest locality to enact a law banning employers from asking job applicants about their salary history or relying on their salary history at any stage in the hiring process. The salary history inquiry ban takes effect June 30, 2019, and also extends to benefits.

Day One – Dynamex to Dominate Legislative Discussion in California in 2019

Fisher Phillips • December 09, 2018
December 3 was the first day of the new legislative session in California. It was a day of festivities and ceremony, as new members were sworn into office and Democrats had their first taste of the “super-duper majority” dominance in both houses of the legislature.
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