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Department of Labor Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Overtime Pay for Millions of Americans

Department of Labor Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Overtime Pay for Millions of Americans

April 08, 2019

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a proposed rule change that could make more than a million more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The proposed rule would change the salary level for those employees counted as “exempt”…

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Who Benefits: You or Your Intern?

Who Benefits: You or Your Intern?

November 05, 2018

Remember those headlines about former interns suing companies for back wages? It caused some companies to scale back or eliminate internship programs. But when federal courts began rejecting the interns’ claims and the Department of…

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Don’t Ask About Prior Salary When Hiring

Don’t Ask About Prior Salary When Hiring

November 05, 2018

by Matt Clune

According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, employers across the country would be wise to discontinue asking potential new employees their prior wage. In Rizo v. Yovino, 887 F.3d 453 (9th Cir. 2018), the Court recently…

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Mielnicki v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Summary

Mielnicki v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Summary

November 05, 2018

201 U.S. App. LEXIS 16594 (10th Cir.) 2018.

by Claudia Tran

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (which includes Kansas) recently held that an employer can require an employee to perform essential job functions, even…

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Medicare Premium Reimbursement Programs

Medicare Premium Reimbursement Programs

November 05, 2018

by Claudia Tran

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in place now for several years, many employers are still confused about certain aspects of the law. One area of confusion is reimbursement for premium payments under…

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Voting-Leave Laws

Voting-Leave Laws

November 05, 2018

As Election Day draws closer, all employers should be mindful that Kansas and Missouri have adopted voting-leave laws that may require them to give their employees paid time off to vote on Election Day.

Kansas’ voting-leave law, under…

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Legal Challenges When Employees Telecommute

Legal Challenges When Employees Telecommute

November 05, 2018

by Ashlyn Lindskog

Gallup’s recent “State of the American Workplace” report suggested that 43% of U.S. employees reported working remotely in 2016, working at least some of the time in a location away from their coworkers.* In fact, the…

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Ban the Box

Ban the Box

August 27, 2018

Effective June 9, 2018, a new Kansas City, Missouri city ordinance now places restrictions on the use of an applicant’s criminal history and records in the hiring process by KCMO-located private employers. Kansas City became one of more…

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Municipal Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Municipal Non-Discrimination Ordinances

August 27, 2018

Non-discrimination laws exist at the federal and state level in employment, housing, public accommodations, and credit and lending. Depending on the federal judicial circuit, state, and city, those non-discrimination laws may or may not…

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EPIC SYSTEMS

EPIC SYSTEMS

August 27, 2018

In late May, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis (Epic) ruled that employers have the legal right to make employment contracts with employees that include agreements to settle disputes with…

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