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BREAKING: Trump Administration Announces Termination of DACA Program

The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and placed the responsibility on Congress to find a legislative solution for those affected. The DACA program was created by executive action under the Ob...

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BREAKING: Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge today (August 31, 2017) struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule amending the salary requirements for employees eligible for overtime pay. The rule increased the salary requirement of $23,660 annually (or $455 per week) for those falling under the administrativ...

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Case Illustrates Need to Update Campus, Workplace Social Media Policies

Social media has become an integral component of our everyday lives, and has exponentially increased our ability to communicate and connect with others, and market our goods and services.  However, the use of social media is not without risks.  Social media posts are more frequently being used to su...

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KDDK Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that several KDDK attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in recognition of their work in labor and employment law, labor an...

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Military Transgender Ban Will Not Likely Impact the Workplace

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter last week that transgender individuals are no longer permitted to enlist or serve in the military. Although this ban is only applicable to the military, employees and employers are concerned of its impact on the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau ...

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BREAKING: Secretary of Labor Acosta Withdraws Obama-Era Administrative Interpretations Regarding Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced today the withdrawal of the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) administrative interpretations (AI) on independent contractors and joint employment, which were issued in 2015 and 2016, respectively. These Obama-era ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Right to Arbitration

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the legality of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and employer arbitration agreements in Kindred Nursing Centers, Inc. v. Clark.  This ruling from the nation’s highest court is undoubtedly a positive one for employers who wish to arbitrate disp...

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H-1B Employer Obligations: Are you Compliant?

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive action entitled “Buy American and Hire American.” While the order does not have any immediate impact on employment visa programs, it reflects the administration’s strong stance on increasing enforcement of immigration laws which may impact emplo...

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BREAKING: 7th Circuit Ruling Gives Title VII Protection to Sexual Orientation

The Seventh Circuit just became the first federal appellate court in the country to extend Title VII protection to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The decision was issued today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. In Hively, the plaintiff was a part-time a...

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All Employers Must Use New Form I-9

As of January 22 of this year, all employers must use the new version of Form I-9. The updated version includes several changes.  The new form along with instruction for completing the form can be found here: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9. We su...

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