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Proskauer Releases Survey Results on Delivering Value in Labor and Employment Law
Article body Current Length: 1265 chars Long including spaces Source Preview Proskauer's Labor and Employment Law Department released its Delivering Value in Labor and Employment Law survey, a resource that illuminates current practices and future trends in managing labor and employment matters
United States
18 May 2016
Deadline Looming For Comments On SEC Proposed Rules On CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently released its proposed rules to amend Item 402 of Regulation S-K to implement the pay ratio disclosure requirement in accordance with Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).
United States
5 Nov 2013
Rhode Island Laws Extend Paid Benefits To Caregivers
The Governor of Rhode Island recently signed a new bill into law which will expand the state's temporary disability insurance program to provide wage replacement benefits to workers who take time off to care for a seriously ill family member.
United States
7 Aug 2013
New York Times Quotes Lloyd Chinn On "Sharper Focus" Of Internal Whistleblower Compliance Policies
In an article published by the New York Times yesterday, Lloyd Chinn, Co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, commented on the recent efforts of some companies to strengthen their whistleblower compliance programs.
United States
29 Apr 2013
New York City Council And Bloomberg Administration Clash Over Proposal To Prohibit Employment Discrimination Based On Credit History
On May 15, 2012, the New York City Council proposed Int. #0857-2012 (the Proposal), which would amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit discrimination against job applicants and employees based on their credit history, and provide expansive whistleblower/retaliation protections to employees.
United States
21 Apr 2013
FINRA: The FAA Requires Enforcement Of Judicial Class Action Waiver In Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreement But Does Not Preempt FINRA Rules Permitting Consolidation Of Multiple Parties' Claims
On February 21, 2013, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a written decision finding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) bars FINRA from enforcing FINRA Rules intended to preserve judicial class actions when a customer executes a pre-dispute agreement waiving a right to class action claims.
United States
13 Mar 2013
New Jersey Department Of Labor Proposes Rules To Implement New Pay Equality Poster And Notice Requirements
On September 19, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a law requiring employers in the State of New Jersey with more than 50 employees to post and distribute notification to employees detailing "the right to be free of gender inequity or bias in pay, compensation, benefits or other terms or conditions of employment" under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Pay Act of 1963.
United States
14 Jan 2013
Newark’s Municipal Council "Bans The Box" By Restricting Criminal Background Checks On Applicants And Employees
On September 19, 2012, the Newark Municipal Council passed Ordinance #12-1630, which prohibits any employer with five or more employees in Newark from asking job candidates before or during the application process about their criminal history (i.e., "bans the box").
United States
30 Oct 2012
Third Circuit Establishes "Refined" Standard For Determining Whether A Joint Employment Relationship Exists Under The FLSA
In In re Enterprise Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation, No. 11–2883, 2012 WL 2434747 (3d Cir. June 28, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit established a "refined" test for determining whether joint employment exists under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
United States
27 Jul 2012
Law Prohibiting Discrimination Based On Unemployment Status Signed By DC Mayor: Employers Beware - Similar Laws Likely To Follow
On March 19, 2012, the Mayor of the District of Columbia signed the Unemployed Anti-Discrimination Act of 2012 (the "Act"), which prohibits employers and employment agencies from discriminating against job applicants based on their unemployment status.
United States
5 Apr 2012
IRS Clarifies Previous Guidance On Form W-2 Informational Reporting Requirement
On January 3, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2012-9, which restates and clarifies its prior guidance on the requirement under the Affordable Care Act to report the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage on employees' annual Forms W-2 (using box 12, code DD).
United States
17 Jan 2012
NLRB Rules Class Action Waivers Imposed As Condition Of Employment In Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Procedure Are Unlawful
The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") has held that it is an unfair labor practice under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA" or "Act") for employers to mandate pre-dispute arbitration agreements barring employees from bringing class or collective action statutory claims in court and in arbitration.
United States
13 Jan 2012
Single Mother Cannot Pursue LAD Claim Based On Familial Status Against Her Employer
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently affirmed that New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination ("LAD") does not prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of familial status.
United States
14 Dec 2011
Wage Theft Prevention Alert: New York Employee Annual Notices And New California Law Take Effect January 1, 2012
During this past year, there has been an increased effort at the state and federal levels to ensure that employers are classifying and paying workers correctly.
United States
15 Nov 2011
Background Check "Crunch"—It's Not Just The EEOC—Two More States Restrict Use of Credit Checks in Employment (Employment Law Counseling & Training Tip Of The Month)
Beginning October 1, 2011, new laws in Connecticut and Maryland will further limit employers' ability to use credit information when making personnel decisions.
United States
6 Oct 2011
The American Jobs Act Proposes To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Unemployment Status
On September 12, 2011, President Barack Obama delivered the American Jobs Act of 2011 ("AJA") to the U.S. Congress in the hope of stimulating economic growth and alleviating unemployment.
United States
20 Sep 2011
Proskauer Assists U.S. Chamber Of Commerce In Preparation And Filing Of Comments On Proposed NLRB Election Rules
Proskauer Labor-Management Relations Group Helps Weigh in on Controversial "Quickie" Representation Procedures, Impact to Employers
United States
30 Aug 2011
The Fourth Circuit Slows Recent Momentum Favoring Increased Protections For Prospective Employees
At both the federal and state level, legislatures and courts continue to grapple with issues centered on the nation's financial woes.
United States
24 Aug 2011
Following The Lead Of The U.S. House Of Representatives, The U.S. Senate Proposes To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Unemployment Status
On August 2, 2011, the U.S. Senate proposed S. 1471 to complement the recently proposed bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 2501 (collectively, "the proposed Acts").
United States
16 Aug 2011
FASB Approves Changes To GAAP, Enhancing Disclosures Of Participation In Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Plans
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (the "FASB") announced July 27, 2011 the approval of a revised accounting standard enhancing disclosures in financial statements regarding employers' participation in multiemployer defined benefit plans.
United States
4 Aug 2011
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