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Mpls. Sick Leave Ordinance Passes Unanimously

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed its much-publicized paid sick and safe leave ordinance, scheduled to take effect in July, 2017. The ordinance is relatively unchanged from the version that we summarized in “Minneapolis Prescribes Mandatory ...

EEOC Issues Guide on Leaves as ADA Accommodation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a new Resource Document (“Resource”) to reinforce employers’ obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities. ...

Overtime Change is Final and Starts December 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) has just announced that effective Dec. 1. 2016, the salary threshold for exempt employment will be $913.00 per week ($47,476 annually).  That’s just a tiny bit more than double the ...

EEOC Opens the Bathroom Door

  • May 9, 2016
  • EEOC
  • Sara Gullickson McGrane

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just issued a new fact sheet on transgender rights that they hope will flush the discrimination v. privacy debate down the drain. Entitled “Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender ...

Employee Can’t Skip Flu Vaccine on Religious Grounds

A Massachusetts federal court ruled recently that a hospital worker was not exempt on religious grounds from a mandatory flu immunization requirement for direct patient-care positions. Leontine Robinson, who handled patient intake and registration in the emergency room, ...

New Overtime Salary Threshold May Be Dropping

After months of preparing for the new salary threshold for overtime exemption, we hear the threshold may drop a bit and that all of the new exemption changes may now be enacted in a matter of weeks. ...