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Stoel Rives World of Employment’s Top Predictions for 2014

As 2013 draws to a close, our Labor and Employment group put its collective head together to come up with our top predictions, from the cautious to the audacious, for what the new year will bring.  Stay tuned in 2014 to see how we do!  In the meantime, happy holidays!  Here goes: 1.                  Cost and morale pressures will lead more … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Invalidates Nearly 600 Decisions Made by Two-Member NLRB

This morning the United States Supreme Court issued a highly-anticipated decision in New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board, ruling 5-4 to effectively invalidate almost 600 decisions made by the NLRB during the time it only had two members.  Normally, the NLRB is comprised of five members, but typically delegates its powers to decide most cases … Continue Reading

Federal Minimum Wage Rises to $7.25/Hour Today

If you pay your employees minimum wage, prepare to give them a raise effective today:  the federal minimum wage increases to $7.25 per hour, effective July 24.  Of course, you may live in a state that has a higher minimum wage; in that case, employers are obligated to pay the higher of the two wages.  … Continue Reading

Swine Flu May Cause Sick Leave Changes

Judith Warner wrote this interesting editorial in today’s New York Times on how the Swine Flu may force changes in sick leave policies.  Warner concludes by advocating for the Healthy Families Act, which would require employers who employ 15 or more employees to provide up to 7 paid sick days per year.  This flu outbreak … Continue Reading

It’s okay to tell your boss where to stick his job – in New Zealand

We love New Zealand!  It’s land of Peter Jackson, Flight of the Conchords, Crowded House, and Steinlager beer.  It’s also the land of being able to tell your boss where to stick your job and getting away with it. According to the New Zealand Employment Relations Authority, a man did not resign his employment when … Continue Reading
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