Federal Ban the Box Mandate Coming

It seems the federal government is slowly joining the many states, cities and counties around the country that are prohibiting employer questions about criminal activities in a job applicant’s history until a conditional job offer has been extended. With passage of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act in December (incorporated in the Defense…

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Miscellaneous

Starbucks recently reached a $176,000 three-year settlement agreement with New York City for violating NYC employment laws by requiring employees to find their own substitutes when they took sick leave. Announcing the settlement, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and other city officials said the chain must also prominently post education posters explaining the city sick…

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Employer Liability for Marijuana Termination

Although it is still very much a developing body of law, employers must be especially cautious in the actions they take against employees who may be legally using marijuana for medical purposes. In the first state or federal decision in Pennsylvania, the Court of Common Pleas in Scranton allowed a lawsuit to proceed against the…

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Expansive California Bill is Battleground

California Assembly Bill 5 has certainly served to generate significant controversy across many, if not most, industries in the Golden State. AB-5, which has already passed the state Assembly, would codify a California Supreme Court decision (Dynamex Operations West) decided in April 2018. In Dynamex, the state’s highest court established that all workers are essentially…

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Now Just A Few Days Away!

The 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting will be held next Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts. You only have days to register to attend The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond!  The program will feature Attorney Dan Field of the Boston law firm of Morgan Brown…

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Little Over A Week!

There’s just over one week left before the 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts? In presenting The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond, we’ll have Attorney Dan Field of the Boston law firm of Morgan Brown & Joy ready to talk…

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Timing Is Everything!

Against this backdrop of increasing employer mandates, ever-rising taxes and new benefit requirements, isn’t it perfect timing for DDIFO to sponsor our 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts? In presenting The NextGen Store – From Finance to Staffing and Beyond, we’ll have Attorney Dan…

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Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting

We’re delighted with the program we’ve pulled together for the 2019 Northeast Regional DDIFO Meeting on April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Needham Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts. As more of the NextGen stores come off the drawing board and are brought to fruition, there’s that much more information that Dunkin’ franchise owners should be aware…

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Employment Law Traps Abound

Whether the NLRB remains in business or not, the plethora of traps that unwitting small businessmen and women can find themselves caught in shows no signs of shrinking. Here are a couple of issues to ponder. Under recent court rulings in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, employers may be sued for not making a reasonable accommodation…

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Miscellaneous

It may have begun way back in 2011, but perseverance paid off to the tune of $550,000 for a former Chipotle employee in one of the chain’s Washington DC restaurants.  The former employee, Doris Garcia Hernandez, convinced a jury in the US District Court for the District of Columbia that her employment was indeed terminated…

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