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Review FMLA Practices to Ensure Compliance
Employers can beat the Department of Labor (DOL) to the punch by conducting their own review of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) practices before the DOL audits.

Marriott's Maid-Tipping Campaign Raises Wage Questions
Marriott's announcement that it will be the first partner in A Woman's Nation's "The Envelope Please" initiative has raised questions of whether its housekeepers will be redefined as tipped workers and paid the lower tip minimum wage.

DOL, Shell Settle FLSA Claim for $4.5M
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims remain pricey, with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) settling an FLSA claim against Shell Oil and Motiva Enterprises for $4.5 million.

Labor Relations
NLRB: CNN Violated the NLRA
CNN violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it replaced a unionized subcontractor of operators of electronic equipment at its Washington, D.C., and New York City bureaus with an in-house nonunion workforce, according to a board decision.

Safety & Security
Drug Use Up Among Workers
For the first time since 2003, the rate of positive drug tests among workers is up.


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