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NLRB Creates New Framework For Employers To Anticipatorily Withdraw Union Recognition
On July 3, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in Johnson Controls, Inc. created a new framework for employers to withdraw union recognition
United States
9 Oct 2019
Employers May Limit Union's Access To Its Premises For Organizing Purposes— Reversing NLRB Precedent
On June 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital held by a 2-1 majority that employers need not allow non-employee union
United States
2 Oct 2019
Overtime Exemption Déjà Vu: DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding Overtime Regulation
On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor announced the final rule, to be published tomorrow in the Federal Register, changing the white collar employee ...
United States
1 Oct 2019
California's Stringent DYNAMEX "ABC" Independent Contractor Test Soon To Be Law
In July we wrote about the California Supreme Court's landmark decision in Dynamex v. Superior Court, which abandoned a long-followed, multi-factor approach to analyzing ...
United States
24 Sep 2019
FYI – לידיעתך
With August now concluded, and with it the unofficial end to the summer vacation season, we thought it would be useful to review two areas of law that we frequently see being relevant to our Israeli
United States
4 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian's Impending Landfall Raises Many Employment-Related Concerns
In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian's landfall, employers should ensure that their emergency policies and procedures adequately address any storm-related issues.
United States
2 Sep 2019
Nevada Outlaws Employers' Ability To Refuse To Hire Prospective Employees Because Of Positive Marijuana Screening
Effective January 1, 2020, Nevada's newly signed bill, AB 132, criminalizes an employer's refusal to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee's drug-screening test indicates the presence of marijuana.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Predictive Scheduling Laws Coming To A City Near You
Predictive scheduling laws are laws that require employers to post employees' work schedules a certain amount of time in advance and penalize employers for last minute changes to schedules.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Federal Mine Regulators Issue Guidance On Refuges
On July 26, 2019, the Federal Mine, Safety, and Health Administration ("FMSHA") issued a new policy letter on emergency refuges for workers in underground mines
United States
6 Aug 2019
California ABC Test
On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles in which it considered whether a worker
United States
6 Aug 2019
New Access To Multiple Employer Retirement Plans And Potential New Protections For Participating Employers
On July 29, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new rules expanding the availability of multiple employer retirement plans (MEPs).
United States
5 Aug 2019
The DOL's Opinions Letters Regarding FLSA – Calculating Employee's Regular Rate Of Pay And Rounding Hours Worked
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), issued several opinion letters regarding compliance issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
United States
1 Aug 2019
Final Regulations Allow Employers To Reimburse Premiums For Individual Medical Insurance
Yesterday, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations allowing health reimbursement arrangements.
United States
27 Jun 2019
New New York Court of Appeals Update (May 2019)
The Court of Appeals recently released three decisions—relating to carefully and narrowly framed issues under the New City Landmarks
United States
19 Jun 2019
SECURE Act – House Overwhelmingly Passes Retirement Reform Bill
The House of Representatives recently passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act by a vote of 417-3
United States
17 Jun 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII's Charge-Filing Requirement With The EEOC Is Not Jurisdictional
In a unanimous ruling this week, Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a conflict among the Courts of Appeals over whether Title VII's charge-filing requirement
United States
13 Jun 2019
HHS Proposes To Revise ACA Section 1557 Rule: Impacts Transgender Benefits And Group Health Plan Notices
On May 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to revise regulations implementing and enforcing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
11 Jun 2019
IRS Expands Determination Letter Opportunities For Retirement Plans
On May 1, 2019, the IRS announced that it is expanding its determination letter program in two important regards. Since 2017, the determination letter program has been available only
United States
15 May 2019
What You Need To Know About New Jersey's Auto-IRA Program
New Jersey passed the New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act (the "Act") on March 28, 2019, creating the Secure Choice Savings Program (the "Program").
United States
15 May 2019
BREAKING: EEO-1 Pay Data Required By September 30, 2019
On April 25, 2019, the court in National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") to collect detailed data.
United States
14 May 2019
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