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On the Front Lines of Workplace Law
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Three Things Employers Need To Know About Cyber Monday 2016 | Legal Alert
This Monday after Thanksgiving – also known as Cyber Monday – is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history. Last year, an estimated 52% of Americans participated in Cyber Monday and spent over $3.1 billion, easily the busiest online shopping day of the year. The numbers are expected to rise even higher for 2016. A recent study predicted sales over $3.36 billion, an increase of almost 10% over last year’s figures.

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Did These 10 OSHA Rules and Initiatives Die With the Election of Donald Trump?
The election of Donald Trump surprised some Americans. In the days since his victory, our firm’s lawyers have fielded numerous questions from employers regarding what changes to workplace law they can expect under the Trump Administration.

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Employers Claim Crucial Victory In Persuader Battle | Legal Alert
Today a federal court judge delivered what could be the final nail in the coffin for the controversial persuader rule, which sought to force attorneys and their clients to report in open records the details of their confidential attorney-client relationships, and which would have complicated employers’ efforts to seek legal counsel in opposing and dealing with unions. District Court Judge Sam R. Cummings, sitting in the Northern District of Texas, today granted a permanent injunction that will block the rule from going into effect on a nationwide basis.

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California’s New State-Sponsored Retirement Program to Debut Soon | California Employers Blog
In September 2016, the California legislature amended the California Secure Choice Savings Trust Act of 2012 (“Secure Choice”). This law will eventually require employers with at least five employees, and which do not offer employer-sponsored retirement benefits, to establish automatic payroll deductions for their employees to participate in the Secure Choice retirement savings plan. Employers will only act as intermediaries and remit the payments to the state, which will administer the program. The state has already established the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board to administer the program.

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What Will The Gig Economy Look Like Under President Trump? | Gig Employer Blog
It’s been a week since Election Day, and by now you should be in a position to wrap your head around the concept that Donald Trump will be our nation’s next president. Our firm produced a thorough examination of what workplace law will look like under President Trump, but that summary did not include any mention of the gig economy. So let’s address it here.

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New Form I-9 Published | Cross Border Employer Blog
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the new form I-9 dated November 14, 2016.  Although you may accept the prior version of the Form I-9 for the next two months, you will be required to use this new form starting January 21, 2017.

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FLSA Exemption Changes:  Do The Election Results Mean, "Never Mind"? | Wage and Hour Laws Blog
Many employers are wondering whether Donald Trump's election means that they may now forget about the coming changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" definitions.

The answer is clear:  The election results do not suspend or reverse those changes.

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Hazy Future Ahead For Florida Employers After Medical Marijuana Vote | Legal Alert
Yesterday’s election result means that Florida will soon be the 26th state in the country to permit certain eligible users to use medical marijuana without fear of prosecution by state officials. The passage of Constitutional Amendment 2 is troublesome for employers, however, as it leaves open some very basic questions about whether and to what extent the use of the drug by applicants and employees will need to be accommodated.

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Top 10 Workplace Law Developments To Expect From The Trump Presidency | Legal Alert
It’s official: Donald Trump will soon be our nation’s 45th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We’ve spent some time gathering our firm’s collective wisdom on what the next administration will mean for workplace law and the nation’s employers.

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OSHA With Her: Stronger Together Under Hillary? What the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Might Look Like Under a President Clinton | Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog
The general election is only days away. On Tuesday, November 8, American voters will finally determine if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will succeed Barack Obama as our nation’s president.

Either Ms. Clinton or Mr. Trump will be sworn into office on January 20, 2017. In the four years (or more) that follow, one of these candidates will be in charge of the executive branch, which includes determining in what manner and how aggressively federal government agencies, like the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Fed-OSHA), will enforce their regulations during his or her tenure. This is the second blog post in a series predicting what employers can expect under the next President; we covered Mr. Trump’s likely approach to Fed-OSHA in an earlier publication.

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