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Downhole Technologies in Houston will pay $120,000 to settle charges it retaliated against a black employee after he complained of harassment.
The U.S. Department of Labor is pulling the plug on two pieces of informal guidance affecting independent contractor misclassification and joint employment that were issued during the Obama administration.
Here’s another good reason to consistently document all disciplinary actions: If an employee with a history of problems such as rules violations later engages in protected activity, it will be hard for him to show that the discipline was retaliation for engaging in that protected activity.
Flying Star Transport in Amarillo has agreed to settle charges it violated the ADA when it refused to hire a truck driver whose arm had been amputated when the driver was a teenager.
Brace yourself for an epic do-over of the salary-threshold rules that determine which white-collar workers are eligible for overtime pay.
In advance of President Trump’s planned June 14 visit to the Department of Labor, Acting Deputy Labor Secretary Ed Hugler sent an all-staff email urging DOL employees not to come to work that day.
An American Airlines flight attendant based in Philadelphia and a colleague from North Carolina are suing, claiming the airline failed to police online forums and Facebook pages it controls, permitting other employees to harass the women for their union activities.
If an employee complains about discrimination, make sure any subsequent discipline is well justified. Sudden discipline against a worker whose record was previously clean can be viewed as retaliation.
Assembly Member Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has proposed raising California’s overtime threshold to the higher of $3,956 per month ($47,472 annually) or twice the state’s minimum wage for executive, administrative and or professional employees.

The National Ski Areas Association recently wrote to Secretary of Home-land Security John Kelly asking him to more than double the number of H-2B visas granted next winter, from 33,000 to 70,000.

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