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California Passes AB 5: The Lawful Use Of Independent Contractors In California Is Drastically Limited
Just last year, the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal. 5th 903 ("Dynamex")
United States
3 Oct 2019
DOL Follows Through – Sets New FLSA Salary Threshold of $35,568
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor has unveiled arguably the most employer-anticipated action taken during the Trump administration
United States
1 Oct 2019
Once In A Lifetime? Rare Battle Won For Golden State Employers—But The PAGA War Rages On
While talking heads focused on the debates heating up in Houston last week, the California Supreme Court on Thursday put an end to a nearly
United States
26 Sep 2019
Hiring In New Jersey? Salary History Ban Sprouts In Garden State
Effective January 1, 2020, private employers in New Jersey are prohibited from asking job applicants about their salary, wage, and benefit history.
United States
25 Sep 2019
Get Ready New Jersey Employers, $15 Minimum Wage Is Coming!
As we cautioned on November 15, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy's top legislative priority to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour is inching closer to a reality.
United States
5 Feb 2019
Hold Onto Your Hats! DOL Sends "Regular Rate" Rule For Review
On January 23, 2019, the Department of Labor ("DOL") passed along another potential bombshell rule ...
United States
1 Feb 2019
It's Back!! New DOL Salary Threshold Rule Is On The Doorstep!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") reappears to address an issue that has most American employers on edge.
United States
17 Jan 2019
Philadelphia City Council Passes "Fair Workweek" Bill And Votes To Increase Minimum Wage For City Workers And Contractors
On December 6, the Philadelphia City Council passed two pieces of legislation that already are being touted as altering the landscape for workers in the city, especially those in the service industry.
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13 Dec 2018
New Jersey Raising Minimum Wage!
New Jersey's minimum wage will increase by 25 cents, from $8.60 to $8.85 per hour, effective January 1, 2019.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Requesting A Background Check To Make An Employment Decision? Read This First.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides federally-imposed limitations on all employers who seek information from a Consumer Reporting Agency about an applicant or employee for use in making an employment decision...
United States
5 Nov 2018
Workplace Safety Incentive Programs And Post-Incident Drug Testing—Still Okay Under OSHA But Don't Discourage Accident Reporting
Many employers have implemented workplace safety incentive programs in an effort to reduce time lost to injuries or illness. The programs generally reward workers for reporting near-misses or hazards
United States
19 Oct 2018
Update On New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act
In an earlier post, we provided a preview of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act.
United States
15 Oct 2018
"De Minimis" May Be Down, But It's Not Out—And What Does It Mean For Employer Rounding Policies In California?
On July 26, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Troester v. Starbucks Corp., __ P.3d __ (2018).
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10 Oct 2018
NY Harassment Training Deadline Extended!
As we have advised you in previous blog posts, New York State has passed legislation mandating that employers adopt an anti-harassment policy and conduct harassment training for all employees.
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5 Oct 2018
OFCCP Is Staying Busy—So Should Government Contractors
In February, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") sent Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters ("CSALs") to 1,000 contractor establishments.
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28 Sep 2018
Too Fat To Work Here?—Not So Fast
A decision this week from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has further fueled the debate over whether obesity is a protected impairment under federal and state law.
United States
25 Sep 2018
PA Raising Salary Threshold For White Collar Exemptions—Déjà Vu All Over Again … Or Worse?
Here we go again, Pennsylvania employers, but this time on the local front, rather than nationally.
United States
23 Sep 2018
Competitive Hiring Tool—Paying Off Employees' Student Loans—Gains Traction
According to the Pew Research Center, as of June 2017, the total amount of U.S. student debt was $1.3 trillion ...
United States
21 Sep 2018
Poster And Notice Requirements For "Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act"
Recently, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the "Commission") released the Fact Sheet and Notice referenced in the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act").
United States
20 Sep 2018
Update On The New York State Anti-Harassment Law—Guidance Issued, But It's Not Final
As discussed in our prior blog post, New York State passed anti-sexual harassment legislation earlier this year, which, in part, requires that New York employers adopt a sexual harassment policy and conduct training.
United States
20 Sep 2018
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