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New Massachusetts Department Of Family And Medical Leave Launches Website, Issues First Round Of Guidance
The brand-new Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave ("DFML") has launched its webpage
United States
19 Dec 2018
Act Now Advisory: New York Wage Deduction Rules
On December 7, 2018, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law an amendment to NYLL Section 193 extending the NY Wage Deduction Law, which had expired on November 6, 2018, until November 6, 2020.
United States
18 Dec 2018
Employers Must Account For Numerous State And Local Minimum Wage Hikes Effective January 1, 2019
In recent years, a growing number of states and localities have enacted unique minimum wage laws and ordinances entitling employees to be paid more – in some cases, substantially more – than the federal minimum wage, which has stood at $7.25 for nearly a decade.
United States
17 Dec 2018
DOL Releases New Guidance On Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers – Employment Law This Week (Video)
Featured on Employment Law This Week: The Department of Labor ("DOL") rolls back the 80/20 rule.
United States
12 Dec 2018
New York City Sets Minimum Wage For Independent Contractors Of Ride-Hailing Companies
This new rule is scheduled to take effect on December 31, 2018.
United States
11 Dec 2018
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10 Dec 2018
Proposed Rules Loosen Restrictions On Hardship Withdrawals
Based on proposed regulations released by the U.S. Department of Treasury on November 14, 2018, participants in 401(k) and 403(b) plans may find it easier to get hardship withdrawals as early as plan years ...
United States
4 Dec 2018
Tenth Circuit Holds That The False Claims Act Does Not Protect Post-Employment Retaliation
On November 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit handed down a decision that impacts employers across all industries, including the financial services industry.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Can I Bring Cannabis From Canada Home?
Cannabis has been legalized in Canada as of October 17, 2018. What does this mean for employers with employees traveling to and from Canada?
United States
29 Nov 2018
California Court Of Appeal Questions Continuing Viability Of Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements
In its 2008 landmark decision Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP (2008) 44 Cal. 4th 937, the California Supreme Court set forth a broad prohibition against non-compete provisions, but it left open whether or to what extent employee non-solicit provisions were enforceable.
United States
21 Nov 2018
Act Now Advisory: New York's Salary Threshold For Exemption Will Increase On December 31, 2018
Effective December 31, 2018, New York State's salary basis threshold for exempt executive and administrative employees ...
United States
16 Nov 2018
U.S. Department Of Labor Rescinds Guidance Regarding "Side Work" And The FLSA's Tip Credit In Restaurants
This provision of the Handbook flew largely under the radar for years.
United States
15 Nov 2018
NYC Issues FAQs On New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements
Pursuant to its mandate to implement the new anti-sexual harassment training requirements under the Stop Sexual Harassment Act (the "Act").
United States
8 Nov 2018
Seventh Circuit Concludes That Courts, Not Arbitrators, Must Determine Whether Class Claims Are to Be Arbitrated
Joining several other federal appellate courts including the Fourth and Ninth Circuits , on October 22, 2018 the Seventh Circuit concluded in Herrington v. Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, No. 17-3609 (7th Cir. Oct. 22, 2018).
United States
5 Nov 2018
California Court Of Appeal Rejects Dynamex's "ABC" Test For Independent Contractors For Claims That Do Not Arise Under A Wage Order
In April 2018, we wrote about the California Supreme Court's decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court
United States
26 Oct 2018
D.C. Council Gives Initial Approval To Legislation Overturning Voter-Approved Elimination Of Tip Credit
In our July 9, 2018 post we reported that a seven-member majority of the D.C. Council had introduced a bill, Bill 22-0913 to repeal Initiative 77, an initiative that District of Columbia voters approved on June 27, 2018...
United States
8 Oct 2018
Group Health Plans Cannot Categorically Exclude Coverage For Gender Dysphoria, Say Two More Federal Courts
Employers and health plans should be aware that two recent federal decisions have recognized that the non-discrimination provision in the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination...
United States
8 Oct 2018
New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Scheduled To Increase January 1, 2019
On January 1, 2019, the length of paid leave and amount of weekly benefits under the New York Paid Family Leave Act ("NY PFL") are scheduled to increase, the first of three yearly increases.
United States
6 Oct 2018
DOJ Finally Chimes In On State Of The Website Accessibility Legal Landscape – But Did Anything Really Change?
As those of you who have followed my thoughts on the state of the website accessibility legal landscape over the years are well aware, businesses in all industries...
United States
5 Oct 2018
California Court Of Appeal Concludes That Individuals Can Be Personally Liable For Civil Penalties For Wage-Hour Violations
The question whether an individual may be held liable for alleged wage-hour violations is one that occasionally arises in class action litigation – and, for obvious reasons, it is one that is particularly important ...
United States
5 Oct 2018
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