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The Holiday Hiring Frenzy: 10 Tips That Will Keep You Off the Naughty List

Ogletree Deakins • October 17, 2017
It’s that time of year again—many employers, especially retailers and hospitality employers, are hiring seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season. Despite the challenge of adding so many employees in a short period of time, human resources departments should be cautious of taking shortcuts with recruiting, onboarding, and training. Below are 10 tips to keep in mind during this hectic time of year.

New Mexico Court Rules Employee Is Entitled To Nationwide Discovery in FMLA Case

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 17, 2017
On October 10, 2017, Judge Ritter issued the Memorandum Opinion and Order which granted a former employee’s Motion to Compel and held that the former employee was entitled to information from the company’s nationwide offices relating to other employees fired under the company’s 100% healed policy and other FMLA or ADA complaints.

U.S. Department of Justice Rescinds Policy Protecting Transgender Employees

Franczek Radelet P.C • October 17, 2017
On October 4, 2017, the United States Department of Justice, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, issued a memorandum rescinding an Obama-era policy protecting transgender employees from employment discrimination pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Continued Employment Isn’t Always Sufficient – Minnesota Requires Additional Consideration For Non-Compete With Current Employee

Jackson Lewis P.C. • October 17, 2017
The Minnesota federal district court recently refused to enforce a non-compete agreement, in part, because the employer failed to establish that the agreement was supported by valuable consideration.

Hurricane Maria's Aftermath, Part II: Puerto Rico Government Provides Various Exemptions and Extensions to Multiple Upcoming Deadlines

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 17, 2017
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria's catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico, in order to assist in rebuilding and recovery, Puerto Rico’s governor and several agencies have issued multiple exemptions to previously established rules for operations, as well as extensions to multiple deadlines.1 Highlighted below are some of these exemptions and extensions. Given the scope of the damage caused by María, it is likely that additional exemptions and extensions will be approved in the coming weeks and months.

New California Laws on the Horizon

FordHarrison LLP • October 17, 2017
Executive Summary: California has passed a number of employment laws this year, including the expansion of baby bonding leave to small employers, prohibiting inquiries into an applicant’s salary history, and restricting the use of applicants’ criminal background information. These new laws, which go into effect January 1, 2018, are expected to have a significant impact on employers operating in California. Below is a brief overview of five of the most notable new laws affecting businesses in California.
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