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Administration Issues Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals

by CUPA-HR

The guidance is based on previous enforcement actions the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have taken against employers who have “agreed not to compete for employees” and sets forth basic principles that HR professionals can follow in order to avoid running afoul of antitrust laws.

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The Countdown Is On – New Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect December 1

by Missy Kline

december_1Update: On November 22, a U.S. District Court judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction postponing the effective date of the overtime rule, meaning the rule will not go into effect on December 1.

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NLRB General Counsel Advises Northwestern Against Unlawful Rules

by CUPA-HR

On September 22, an associate general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, responding in an advice memorandum to NLRB regional director Peter Ohr, declared that rules in Northwestern University’s Football Handbook, which restricted players’ social media use and media appearances and prohibited discussion of the athletes’ health, were “unlawful.”

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

by CUPA-HR

On September 30, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing Executive Order 13706 (EO) requiring federal contractors and subcontractors working on or in connection with covered contracts to offer their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave per year. Although DOL has made some minor revisions to the proposed rule, the final rule remains largely unchanged and will impose significant obligations on many employers.

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Traits and Training for Title IX Investigators

by Julie Boggs

Two Title IX coordinators from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania share their outline for training Title IX investigators and conducting investigations on campus. Read on for some successful practices you can use on your campus.

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Overheard at the FLSA and Legal Updates at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference

by Julie Boggs

FLSA PanelAt the CUPA-HR Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. last week, I sat in on the FLSA overtime and legal update Super Sessions and "overheard" a lot of online conversation from attendees.

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What to Expect From Congress During This (Short) Session

by CUPA-HR

Given that all eyes are on November 8, it is likely that any controversial legislation will not be considered until the lame-duck session following the elections. Instead, Congress is expected to focus on eking out an agreement on a spending deal to prevent a government shutdown on September 30.

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Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: Retaliatory Discharge

by Brittany Hubbard

gavel on law bookAre you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right! The case: FLSA retaliatory discharge.

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Biannual Regulatory Agenda Released — Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, Blacklisting Regulations Likely to be Addressed

by CUPA-HR

On May 18, the Obama Administration released its Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan, providing the public with a detailed glimpse into the regulatory policies and priorities under consideration by 59 federal departments, agencies and commissions. Of particular note to higher ed, action is expected on determining the impact of the use of electronic devices by nonexempt employees, paid sick leave for contractors, and the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act.

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DOL’s New Persuader Rule Unenforceable Due to Court Ruling

by CUPA-HR

On June 27, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an injunction preventing DOL from implementing and enforcing its recent changes to the persuader rule, which was scheduled to go into effect July 1.

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