Showing 3 posts from June 2018.

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On June 4, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm’n, 584 U.S. (2018).  This decision reversed a Colorado court of appeals’ ruling that a baker violated the state’s public accommodation law by refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple based on religious grounds.  The Supreme Court’s narrowly crafted decision gives businesses little guidance on the interplay between public accommodation law and sincerely held religious views. Read More ›

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Summer is here. Is your workplace prepared to handle the seasonal changes in dress codes? Whether you opt for guidelines or specific rules, Nemeth Law attorney Deborah Brouwer offers tips to help employers navigate often touchy dress code issues in the summer season. Read More ›

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President Donald Trump’s focus on preventing illegal border crossings into the U.S. and deporting illegal immigrants has been widely publicized, but employers need to take note of other tactics the President’s administration is using to clamp down on illegal immigration.  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) predicted that about 5,500 workplace investigations will be conducted this fiscal year, nearly tripling the number from the previous year.  Similarly, ICE initiated 2,282 employer audits in the first eight months of this fiscal year (October – May), which substantially exceeds the 1,360 audits performed all of last year.  ICE’s goal is to eventually open up to 15,000 audits per year.  These statistics are a warning to employers to be prepared in case of an audit.  Read More ›

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