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The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance concerning a new exemption under the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) in connection with the provision of investment advice. PTE 2020-02, Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees (the Exemption), became effective on February 16, 2021. On April […]
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An alternating four-day week, giving workers every other Friday off, can foster greater employee engagement and productivity, says the CEO of a technology firm that put this schedule in place.
Businesses in California must provide employees with meal and rest breaks or pay workers a premium equal to an hour of pay. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that the extra pay must be calculated at the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is the formula used to determine overtime premiums under the state labor code.
Focus may get short shrift from executives who prefer a full plate and like to explore as many tasks and ideas as possible. Yet spreading yourself too thin and saying yes to myriad distractions is a major recipe for failure for executives.
As US Congressional Democrats continue their advocacy for a pro-worker agenda, multiple bills and rules could bring about sweeping changes to the civil rights and labor protections for millions of workers. These include: The Equality Act The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act The Protecting the Right to Organize Act […]
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A jury recently awarded more than $125 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Walmart employee with Down syndrome. Walmart noted,…