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MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL EMPLOYERS: ARE YOU READY TO IMPLEMENT THE SICK AND SAFE TIME ORDINANCES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017?

The Minnesota legislature did not pass a bill to preempt the Minneapolis and St. Paul ordinances resulting in the respective paid sick and safe time ordinances becoming effective on July 1, 2017. Employers should be planning to implement paid sick and safe leave policies and practices.

Lessons To Be Learned For Employees And Employers Alike In Viral Blog Post On Sexual Harassment At Uber

A couple of weeks ago, a blog post by a former female engineer at Uber went viral, caught the company a whole lot of negative press and precipitated an investigation involving former Attorney General Eric Holder.

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 Limps Into 2017

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 ("EO"). EO 13673 requires federal contractors and subcontractors bidding on contracts and subcontracts in excess of $500,000 to disclose any violations they have incurred under 14 different federal workplace laws (and their state-law equivalents) in the three years preceding their bid. EO 13673, which has also been referred to as the "Blacklisting" EO, also prohibits arbitration agreements relating to claims of Title VII violations or sexual assault, and requires that certain pay information be given to employees and independent contractors. On August 25, 2016, the Rules implementing the EO were published. Prime contractors had a deadline of October 26, 2016 to comply with those requirements, while subcontractors are to comply starting on October 25, 2017.

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