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September 2020's Converge Newsletter
Joint Employer Rule Struck Down
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September 14, 2020 via Foley Lardner

Last week, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York struck down most of a U.S. Department of Labor rule that limited when multiple businesses may be liable to the same worker under federal wage law, the so-called "joint employer rule." The decision undoes one of the Trump Administration key reforms of federal labor policy and is the latest chapter in the ongoing struggle over the reach of the Fair Labor Standards Act into critical areas of the economy such as franchising and businesses that utilize contract labor or staffing agencies.

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WARN Act Notices Deadline Approaching for Layoffs and Furloughs

September 9, 2020 via Conn Maciel Carey
The WARN Act requires employers with 100 or more full time employees to provide at least sixty (60) calendar days written advance notice to their employees of an upcoming company-wide closing (referred to as a "plant closing") or mass layoff.
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What Employers Can Do About Employees' Social Media Posts

September 8, 2020 via Hotel Management

Hospitality is an industry full of smart, dedicated people. If we follow the best practices that we implement to keep our guests and staff safe, and share our successes will others, we will surely come out stronger than before.
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Vaping Links to Covid Risk Are Becoming Clear

September 4, 2020 via New York Times

Researchers are starting to home in on the ways in which the use of e-cigarettes raises the chances of catching the virus, and suffering its worst effects.
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Sex, Lies and the C-Suite: How McDonald's Clawback Battle Highlights Need for Strong Misconduct Policies
August 26, 2020 via Restaurant Dive

As this lawsuit shakes out, the mega chain has an opportunity to bolster its corporate governance guidelines and values to make clear what employee behavior won’t be tolerated, Juliette Gust, co-founder of workplace misconduct reporting channel Ethics Suite, said. So far, Gust feels that the fast food giant has failed to give its internal standards teeth as sharp as its lawsuit language.
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