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EEOC updates guidance on visual disabilities

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees with vision impairments. In particular, the guidance addresses the following topics: When an employer may ask ...

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NLRB decision should trigger handbook review

Employee handbook

The National Labor Relations Board reversed a stance that allowed employers to maintain certain employee policies, such as prohibitions against public criticism or conflicts of interest. The ruling in Stericycle vs. Teamsters Local 628 means that policies restricting employee speech ...

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Fee award upheld over deleted texts

Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Boston

A defendant who violated the non-competition and non-solicitation obligations in his employment contract could be ordered to pay his former employer more than $100,000 in counsel fees as a sanction for failing to preserve relevant text messages, a federal appeals ...

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DHS announces new Form I-9 and remote process

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has released a new version of Form I‑9 for employment eligibility verification and a new process to conduct verification electronically. Employers are required to use Form I‑9 to ...

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Three labor bills advance to Senate floor

U.S. Capitol

A Senate panel has approved legislation seeking to address wage discrimination, sick leave, and collective bargaining rights. The Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, chaired by Sen. Bernie Sanders, advanced the following bills: PRO Act: The Richard L. Trumka ...

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