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Recent Developments at the NLRB
April 24, 2015

Recent landmark decisions and heightened activity at the National Labor Relations Board create an unprecedented union-friendly environment for employers to navigate. (If this is where you would normally stop reading, because your company is not unionized so none of this "labor stuff" applies to your workplace - think again!). These decisions and activity include:

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EEOC Offers Guidance on Employer Wellness Programs
April 20, 2015

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) today, April 20, 2015, describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to wellness programs. Many employers offer incentivized workplace wellness programs designed to promote health and disease prevention, some of which incorporate biometric screenings and health risk assessments. The proposed rule will provide guidance on the use of financial incentives to encourage participation in wellness programs-without violating federal law.

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Sixth Circuit Deals The EEOC A Major Loss In Years-Long
April 20, 2015

The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Regular And Predictable On-Site Job Attendance Is An Essential Function Of Former Employee's Job With Ford.

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DOL Issues Much-Anticipated Fiduciary Definition and Conflicts of Interest Rule
April 16, 2015

 After numerous fits and starts, and some awkward backtracking, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed its new revised fiduciary definition rule on April 14, 2015. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez stated that the new rule is intended to force advisers and consultants working with retirement plan sponsors, plan participants or other fiduciaries and IRA owners to put their clients' best interest ahead of their personal interest and curb the "corrosive power of fine print and high fees." The proposed rule has the potential to significantly increase the scope of who would qualify as a "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (Code), and consequently would be subject to the duties and obligations, not to mention the liabilities, of a fiduciary (including being subject to lawsuits) under those laws.

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Wage & Hour Trends for 2015
April 16, 2015

CGWG and the University of Arkansas Global Campus are jointly hosting this timely webinar. This presentation will spotlight today's most prevalent wage and hour issues, including misclassification of employees (exempt vs. non-exempt and employee vs. independent contractor), overtime pay, training time, meal breaks and off-the-clock work. This session will help employers recognize when they have wage and hour problems and will address steps employers can take to avoid liability, including the implementation of effective policies and practices. CGWG attorney Missy McJunkins Duke will also provide an update regarding wage and hour law, such as:

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2016 H-1B CAP Has Been Reached
April 13, 2015

2016 H-1B CAP Has Been Reached

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