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Australian High Court Confirms No Personal Right Of Free Speech In Some Cases
Implied freedom of political communication justifiably restricted by the constraints on APS employees in their public comments.
9 Aug 2019
New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Protections: Employees Hit Big
New Jersey joins the growing list of states to offer employment protections for authorized users of medical marijuana.
United States
8 Aug 2019
The Mad Hatter's Tea Party – The Diversity Of Trustee Boards
The Mad Hatter's tea party would not have been as brilliantly bonkers if the characters were not so diverse.
7 Aug 2019
Employment Conditions For Belgium's Largest Joint Committee Have Been Decided
In a previous blog [here] I mentioned to you that the social partners – bar one – had come to an agreement on employment conditions for 2019 and 2020.
6 Aug 2019
State Law Round-Up: Minnesota Criminal Penalties For Wage Law Violations; New York Wage Gap And Hairstyle Discrimination; Pregnancy And Nursing Protections In Maine
Minnesota governor Tim Waltz recently signed legislation that imposes criminal penalties (including felony charges) on employers who engage in "wage theft."
United States
31 Jul 2019
Taking The Issue Of Unequal Pay Onto The U.S. District Court's Turf
As recently mentioned on Sports Shorts, the spotlight on the gender pay gap has been amplified following the fourth World Cup win by the U.S.
United States
31 Jul 2019
E-S-G…. (Not As) Easy As 1-2-3
If you are a trustee of an occupational pension scheme, it is time to start preparing for the new ESG requirements, some of which kick-in on 1 October 2019.
25 Jul 2019
Extension Of IR35 To The Private Sector, Part 13 – Your Questions Answered
Over 240 people signed up for our IR35 webinar last Thursday. I would love to see this as a long-overdue recognition of my presentation skills
25 Jul 2019
EEOC Opens Online Filing System: Are You Ready For The September 30, 2019 Pay Data Reporting Deadline?
As we have reported previously (here, here, here and here), sweeping changes to employer obligations under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) EEO-1 reporting requirements
United States
25 Jul 2019
Minneapolis Employers — Heads Up! City Gives Two Days' Notice To Comply With New Sick Leave Rules
From July 1, 2017 until last Friday night (June 28, 2019), the city of Minneapolis had a paid sick leave law that, per the city's own rules and FAQs, only applied to employers with a physical location in the city...
United States
24 Jul 2019
DOL Offers New Wage And Hour Compliance Advice
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") Wage and Hour Division issued a trio of fact-specific opinion letters offering employers guidance on various
United States
18 Jul 2019
EEOC Will Begin Collecting 2017 And 2018 Pay Data From Employers In Mid-July 2019
A federal judge recently ordered that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") collect two years of Component 2 EEO-1 data,
United States
17 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Says "Gig Economy" Workers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees
On Monday, April 29, 2019, the United States Department of Labor ("DOL") Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter in response to an inquiry from an anonymous
United States
17 May 2019
Department Of Labor Says Employers Are Not Required To Pay Tipped Employees The Full Minimum Wage For Non-Tipped Activities
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), employers are required to pay non-exempt employees a minimum hourly wage of $7.25.
United States
27 Feb 2019
I'm A Small DC Scheme… Get Me Out Of Here
Does your DC scheme have less than £10m in assets or fewer than 1,000 members? If so, you may have to consolidate into another arrangement – or explain why you should not.
22 Feb 2019
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, This Declaration Of Intent, Is Something New
We may be approaching Valentine's Day, but the new "Declaration of Intent" to be made by employers to their pension trustees is unlikely to be romantic….
18 Feb 2019
UK Pensions Gets A Global Edge
Our Global Edge website provides more information.
15 Feb 2019
Arizona Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Law Restricting Local Governments From Requiring Private Employers To Provide Benefits That Exceed State Law Requirements
In 2006, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure which resulted in the passage of the Arizona Minimum Wage Act and established a state-wide minimum wage
United States
15 Feb 2019
State Law Round-Up: 2019 Minimum Wage Rates, Paid Sick Leave Developments And More (US)
Our first State Law Round-Up of the new year is here to make sure you start off 2019 on the right foot—by making sure you have not missed any of the new state employment laws
United States
9 Jan 2019
Retirement Savings Reform – A Focus For The Trump Administration And Congress
On August 31, 2018, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Department of Labor (DOL) and Treasury Department to take action to "promote retirement security for America's workers" by, among other things, expanding access to Multiple Employer Plans (MEPs).
United States
21 Dec 2018
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