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The holiday season is a time to spend time with friends and family, attend holiday parties, and eat good food. But for employers, it is also a time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the year ahead.… Continue reading Updating your Employee Handbooks with all the Fixings this Holiday Season
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the case of Stroble v. Oklahoma Tax Commission. Justices will decide whether the state can tax tribal citizens employed by their respective tribes within the boundaries of tribal reservations in Oklahoma. State… Continue reading Oklahoma Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Tribal Taxation Case
New Supreme Court terms begin each year on the first Monday in October. The nine justices will hear and decide on a number of cases throughout the year, touching on a variety of different issues. This October, one of the… Continue reading SCOTUS Kicked Off Spooky Season with a New Term – Should Employers be Scared?
During his election campaign and presidency, President Joe Biden has repeatedly insisted: “I intend to be the most pro-union President leading the most pro-union administration in American history.” His appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board)… Continue reading There Is a Monster in Your Closet: Today’s Aggressive NLRB and Impacts upon the Workplace
Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2024-2028. The SEP outlines the EEOC’s specific subject matter priorities for preventing workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The SEP was a collaborative… Continue reading EEOC Provides Forecast of Priorities with Release of Strategic Enforcement Plan
It’s no secret that just in time for our nation’s birthday, the United States Supreme Court eliminated affirmative action in the college admission process. Specifically, the Court held that the 14th Amendment means what it says – namely that Americans… Continue reading The Supreme Court Case Threw Out Affirmative Action at Harvard – What Message is There in all this for Employers?
We have all heard the ads that say, “You are missing out getting paid up to $26,000 per employee, contact us to calculate your employee retention credit!” However, it is not that simple. The employee retention credit (ERC) is a… Continue reading When it Comes to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Employee Meal Expenses, Take a Cautious Approach
In the last advisory I wrote, I discussed the need to document work performance issues to better defend against a wrongful termination lawsuit. One question that often arises is how long should an employer retain this documentation? Well, in typical… Continue reading You Have the “Receipts” but How Long to Keep Them?
For many years there has been a growing sentiment, often voiced by members from both sides of the political aisles, that there is a need for mandatory paid parental leave. Although a comprehensive federal approach to this issue has thus… Continue reading Edmond Gives City Employee Paid Parental Leave
On May 27, 2023, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott in Texas. The Act, set to become effective September 1, 2023, applies to employers, labor unions,… Continue reading The New Texas CROWN Act Requires Employers, Unions, and Public Institutions to Review Policies Affecting Hair