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Posted in Independent Contractor

DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos…

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Posted in Hiring

Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Jobs

During summer months, when school is not in session, employers often add to their workforce. This may be especially true in cities with a lot…

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Posted in General

Celebrating Small Businesses

National Small Business Week is this week. Each year since 1963, the president has announced National Small Business Week to recognize the important contributions of…

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Posted in Discrimination Workplace Policies

70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?

Thirty percent of U.S. workers ages 60 and older don’t plan to retire until age 70 or older, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Another…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Cap Reached; New Program Targets H-1B Visa Fraud

Last Friday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has hit the congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year 2018,…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast…

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Posted in Compensation Labor Relations

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

March Madness Is Here

The 79th annual NCAA basketball tournament officially tips off March 14 and 15 with the “First Four” games. Teams will play the “Sweet 16” round March…

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Posted in Labor Relations

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

Quite a few news reports discuss recent employee walkouts across the country in protest of federal policies, such as the recent “Day Without Immigrants” protests….

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Posted in Disabilities

“100% Healed” Policies Violate Duty to Accommodate

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently obtained a settlement that highlights a mistake that employers often make: requiring employees to be…