NLRB Strikes 2 Policies As Overbroad

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has struck down 2 provisions in an employer policy manuals as overly broad and in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The first dealt with Company information confidentiality, in that a company policy stated that “[T]here shall be no disclosure of any confidential information to anyone outside…

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NLRB Gives Employer Win vs. Non-Employee Organizers

In a separate case decided a couple of weeks ago, the agency validated an employer removing non-employee union organizers from public areas of their property. Historically, employers have been able to keep non-employee organizers off their property with two significant exceptions – they could not discriminate (if one non-employee group can be there, then so…

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Joint Employer Comment Period Expires

The comment period on the Department of Labor joint-employer proposal came to a close earlier this week with more than 12,500 public comments having been submitted. As drafted, DOL’s proposed joint employer regulation employs a new four-part test to determine joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Those four components include the…

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CFA Lobby Day Leads To Wage Increase Fairness Bill

At the recent CFA Lobby Day Forum (held in May) in Washington DC, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) joined the CFA Board as its guest speaker for the CFA Directors dinner. Having the Congressman join us gave the Board the opportunity to speak candidly with him and in greater detail about an array of issues that…

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House Planning July Vote on $15 Minimum

By the end of next week, the US House will likely be recessing for the July 4th holiday and when it reconvenes thereafter, House democratic leaders anticipate bringing the “Raise The Wage Act” up for a formal floor vote. The legislation, filed by Education & Labor Committee Chairman Representative Scott (D-VA), would raise the current…

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Delaware and New Hampshire Minimum Wage News

As a number of legislative sessions around the country grind to a halt this weekend, it appears that Delaware legislators were unable to agree on legislation to increase the state minimum wage primarily out of concern that the proposed increase for state workers would cost the First State millions of dollars. If the increase is…

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Lamont Signs Connecticut Paid Family Leave

As we anticipated and advised you weeks ago, Governor Ned Lamont signed the expansion of the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CFMLA) into law on Tuesday of this week. Under the law, which becomes effective in January 2022, all employees in the Constitution State will be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid…

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July 1 Triggers Changes in State Laws

With the turn of the calendar on Monday, a number of states will see changes in various state laws and we want to ensure that you are aware. We provide additional details on those changes in this entry, but to clarify who should look further, changes will become effective on or around July 1st in…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We expect that most have by now seen the reports this week of Dunkin’ terminating the franchise agreement for some 12 stores in Pennsylvania and Delaware. According to the filings, it is alleged that the franchise owners violated federal laws relating I-9 reporting requirements as well as not utilizing the federal E-Verify system as required…

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Miscellaneous

“Compensation envy” hit fever pitch this week as the AFL-CIO released its 2018 Executive Paywatch report, which analyzes the pay ratio between CEOs and their median employee. The report claims that on average, CEOs of S&P 500 companies received $14.5 million in total compensation, 287 times that of their median worker. Notwithstanding, The Conference Board…

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