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Featured Article:
June 14, 2017

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge’s recent decision highlights our ongoing concerns about the importance of wording and intent when crafting employee policies.

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Duncan Liquor Letter – June 2017
June 6, 2017
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Featured Article:
June 2, 2017

So a monkey, a parrot and a pot-belly pig all get on a plane.  It’s not the start of a joke, it is the expanded policy for emotional support pets for domestic air carriers.  In 2003, the Department of Transportation (DOT) allowed even more types of pets to qualify as a reasonable disability accommodation on airplanes to provide emotional support for their owners.

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Duncan Liquor Letter – May 2017
May 3, 2017
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Duncan Liquor Letter – February 2017
February 27, 2017
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Duncan Liquor Letter – January 2017
January 23, 2017
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Featured Article:
January 3, 2017

As we reported to you on July 10, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts rejected the argument that federal labor law preempted Massachusetts’ new Earned Sick Time Law, dismissing a lawsuit seeking a contrary finding.

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News
Five New England States and New York Will Have Higher State Minimum Hourly Wage Rates Than the Federal Minimum
December 19, 2016
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Featured Article:
December 15, 2016

As we recently reported to you, a United States District Court in Texas blocked implementation of the new federal overtime rule.  That decision is now on appeal on an expedited basis to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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News
UPDATE: Court Agrees to Expedite U.S. Department of Labor’s Appeal of Injunction Blocking Overtime Rule
December 4, 2016
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