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The National Labor Relations Board has ruled against the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, holding that the casino violated the National Labor Relations Act when it refused to bar­­gain in good faith with the casino guards’ duly-elected union.
Q. We realize that California requires pay statements to show “total hours worked,” but we’re confused about what exactly this means. Does this include vacation or paid time off that employees have earned?

Yahoo’s CEO got caught in a major media firestorm over her decision to eliminate employees’ work-from-home options. But employers should not get Yahoo’s business mandate confused with the legal obligations of every U.S. employer to consider flexible work arrangements for their disabled employees.

Q. We fired an employee because she was chronically late, frequently missed work and had a poor working relationship with her colleagues. If we provide negative job references to prospective employers, could we be sued for libel?
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has begun sending Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters to federal contractors, warning that they may soon be subject to a compliance review or audit.
The IRS has released regulations for determining the hefty penalties that apply when Affordable Care Act-covered employers fail to offer health insurance to employees starting in 2014. The rules seem daunting, but it’s critical to understand them.
The National Labor Relations Board in March announced it will appeal a lower court’s ruling that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority when he made three recess appointments to the board.
Q. Is illiteracy considered a disability under the ADA? And if it is, what accommodations would we be expected to make, as an employer?
The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has slapped citations worth more than $1 million on a warehouse company in Chino, alleging that 865 employees were cheated out of overtime pay they had earned, and didn’t get required 30-minute meal breaks.
The IRS has released regulations to explain the hefty penalties that covered employers would face under the Affordable Care Act if they fail to offer employee health insurance starting in 2014.
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