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Employment Law Update - Legal-mail no. 2017-11
Posted on Aug. 21, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-11 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. 

CONTENTS: 

-  EEOC NOT CHANGING MUCH UNDER TRUMP SO FAR

-  EEOC SUES FOR FAILURE TO OFFER TELECOMMUTING IN SMELLS CASE

-  COMPANIES PAY OVER id="mce_marker"0 MILLION TO SETTLE EEOC CLAIMS

-  REMINDER ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF GOOD JOB DESCRIPTIONS

-  EMPLOYERS AND THE ECLIPSE

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Employment Law Update 2017-10
Posted on Aug. 3, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-10 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. 

CONTENTS:

-  REPEAL? REPAIR? REPLACE? NOT FOR NOW.

-  EEOC/DOJ TAKE OPPOSITE VIEWS IN SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISPUTE

-  DOL SURVEY ON OVERTIME RULES ASKS SOME INTERESTING QUESTIONS

-  TO FIRE OR NOT TO FIRE?

-  EMPLOYERS SHOULD READ EEOC HARASSMENT RISK FACTOR CHARTS

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Employment Law Update 2017-9
Posted on Jul. 18, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-9 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws. 

CONTENTS: 

-  REPEAL? REPAIR? REPLACE? WHO KNOWS?

-  NEW I-9 FORM AND HANDBOOK

-  DOL OT SALARY INCREASE RULES LIKELY DEAD

-  LAWSUIT ALLEGES PATERNAL LEAVE DISCRIMINATION

-  COURT ALLOWS LAWSUIT BY FIRED MEDICAL MARIJUANA USER

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Employment Law Update 2017-8
Posted on Jun. 14, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-8 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  LOTS OF ADA FACILITY LAWSUITS IN UTAH

-  INACCESSIBLE WEBSITES A PROBLEM UNDER ADA

-  DOL STILL LOOKING AT OT REGULATION SALARY INCREASE

-  DOL REVOKES EXPANSIVE EMPLOYEE AND JOINT EMPLOYER DEFINITIONS

-  EMPLOYMENT LAW WOES AT UBER

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Employment Law Update 2017-7
Posted on Jun. 5, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-7 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  MISTAKES MANAGERS MAKE

-  REPEAL? REPLACE? WHO KNOWS?

-  FEDERAL PAID PARENTAL LEAVE IN TRUMP BUDGET

-  OSHA DELAYS FEDERAL E-RECORDKEEPING RULE DEADLINE

-  COURT SAYS PART-TIME WORK IS NOT A REQUIRED ACCOMMODATION

-  FAILURE TO USE PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE LETS LAWSUIT CONTINUE

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Employment Law Update 2017-6
Posted on Apr. 18, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-6 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  FEDERAL APPEALS COURT SAYS SEXUAL ORIENTATION BIAS IS ILLEGAL

-  EMPLOYMENT LAW IN THE TRUMP ERA

-  NEW UTAH STATUTE IMPACTS WAGE PAYMENT CLAIMS

-  REPEAL? REPLACE? WHO KNOWS?

-  REMINDER ON THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

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Employment Law Update 2017-5
Posted on Mar. 14, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-5 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

- UTAH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE- WHAT WAS DONE

- UTAH LEGISLATIVE UPDATE- WHAT WAS NOT DONE

- “BLACKLISTING” RULE FOR CONTRACTORS MAY BE REPEALED

- FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

- IS IT COVERED BY EXISTING LAW OR NOT?

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Employment Law Update 2017-4
Posted on Feb. 16, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-4 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  INTRODUCTION- 2017 LAWLAWLAND AWARDS

-  MOST ANTICIPATED (OR DREADED) EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES UNDER

   THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

-  BEST EEOC OR UALD DEVELOPMENT

-  BEST  COURT DECISION/LEGAL OPINION

-  BEST NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR HR PROFESSIONALS IN 2017

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Employment Law Update 2017-3
Posted on Feb. 14, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-3 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  INTRODUCTION- 2017 LAWLAWLAND AWARDS

-  BEST HR REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT IN A NON-EEOC ROLE

-  BEST HANDBOOK CHANGES FOR 2017

-  BEST NEW GOVERNMENT FORM

-  BEST HR LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT

-  MORE AWARDS IN THE NEXT UPDATE

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Employment Law Update 2017-2
Posted on Jan. 26, 2017

This is Legal-mail no. 2017-2 prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws.

CONTENTS:

-  UTAH LEGISLATURE- IN SESSION FOR 2017

-  UTAH LEGISLATURE- NONCOMPETES

-  UTAH LEGISLATURE- LIVING WAGE

-  UTAH LEGISLATURE- WEAPONS AND BUSINESS OWNERS

-  UTAH LEGISLATURE- STAY TUNED FOR OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

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Mike O’Brien is an experienced and accomplished employment attorney, media lawyer and courtroom litigator.  He is active in SHRM and has received the highest possible reviews from rating services like Martindale - Hubbell (AV rating), Chambers USA, Utah Business Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal USA, and SuperLawyers.  HR Executive Online has named him as one of America’s most powerful 100 employment lawyers, but keep in mind, this does not mean he is good at moving heavy furniture.

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Best Lawyers In America, “Salt Lake City Best Lawyers Employment Law Lawyer Of The Year,” 2011-2012

Best Lawyers In America, First Amendment Law, Labor And Employment Law, 2005-2012

Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2003-2011

Employment Lawyer Of The Year, Utah State Bar, 2001

Human Resources Executive, Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers In America, 2010

Mountain States Super Lawyers, 2007-2012

Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Labor And Employment, 2006-2012