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Dutch Child Labor Due Diligence Act Approved By Senate – Implications For Global Companies
The Dutch Senate has approved the Child Labor Due Diligence Act, which had been pending for more than two years
United States
12 Jun 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
At issue were two long-standing and apparently competing bodies of federal law
United States
25 May 2018
The European Court Of Human Rights Sets Out Criteria For Lawful Monitoring Of Employees
On 5 September 2017, in the case of Bărbulescu v Romania (Application no. 61496/08), the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights reversed a First Chamber decision and found that the Romanian courts, ...
European Union
14 Sep 2017
Department Of Labor Adopts Temporary Non-Enforcement Policy For Fiduciary Rule
On March 10, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2017-01, announcing a temporary non-enforcement policy for non-compliance with its fiduciary rule.
United States
15 Mar 2017
Fifth Circuit Affirms False Claims Act's Anti-Retaliation Provision Cannot Be Used Against Individuals Who Did Not Employ Plaintiff
On July 1, 2016, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district Court's dismissal of Plaintiff's False Claims Act ("FCA") retaliation claim against all individual defendants in the case.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Fifth Circuit Holds Non-Employee Agent Is Protected By False Claims Act's Retaliation Provision
The Fifth Circuit issued an important ruling addressing the type of relationship that is required between a relator and a defendant for the relator to have a right to bring a retaliation claim...
United States
6 Oct 2016
New Massachusetts Pay Equity Law
On Monday, August 1, 2016, Governor Baker of Massachusetts signed into law a bill strengthening protections against gender-based discrimination in the pay provided to employees for "comparable work".
United States
10 Aug 2016
New FLSA Rule Raises Minimum Salary Thresholds For Exemption from Overtime
As a result of these changes, millions of workers will lose their current FLSA-exempt status on December 1, 2016.
United States
23 May 2016
New York City Council Limits Employers' Ability To Make Employment Decisions Based On Criminal Backgrounds
We reported in a previous alert that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had signed a bill into law limiting employers' use of credit checks for employment purposes.
United States
19 Oct 2015
New York City Council Limits Employers' Ability To Make Employment Decisions Based On Criminal Backgrounds
We reported in a previous alert that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had signed a bill into law limiting employers' use of credit checks for employment purposes.
United States
15 Sep 2015
National Labor Relations Board Releases Unanimous Decision In Favor Of Northwestern University And The NCAA
On August 17, 2015, the NLRB declined to assert jurisdiction in Northwestern University and College Athletes Players Association, the union-organizing case involving grant-in-aid scholarship football players at Northwestern University.
United States
21 Aug 2015
Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1 - Attorney General Issues Final, Relatively Employer-Friendly Regulations
Employers with 11 or more employees (regardless of where those employees are based) are required to provide paid sick time, while smaller employers must provide unpaid sick time.
United States
7 Jul 2015
New York City Council Prohibits Employers From Requesting Or Using Credit History To Evaluate Applicants And Employees
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill prohibiting employers from using credit checks for employment purposes, which will take effect on September 2, 2015.
United States
1 Jun 2015
NLRB Allows Employees To Use Employer Email Systems For Organizing Purposes, And Issues New Speedy Union Election Rule
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implemented dramatic changes that will greatly limit the ability of employers to respond to union organizing efforts.
United States
13 Jan 2015
Massachusetts Paid Sick Time Law: What Does This Mean For Me?
In November, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot initiative that requires employers to provide sick time for all employees
United States
8 Dec 2014
Game On! Recent Legal Developments And Tax Issues For Collegiate Athletics
This is a period of unprecedented change for collegiate athletics, with potentially surprising tax consequences to the parties involved.
United States
22 Sep 2014
New State Laws Prohibit Employers And Academic Institutions From Requesting Usernames And Passwords To Monitor Social Media Activity, Creating Complications For Compliance With Federal Securities Regulations
An increasing number of states are passing laws that prohibit employers and academic institutions from requesting or requiring employees, job applicants, students, and prospective students to turn over their social media usernames and passwords.
United States
28 Jan 2013
Mandatory Overtime Restrictions For Nurses Approaching; Massachusetts Nurses Association Issues Its Own Guidance To Nurses
As we reported in August, restrictions on the use of mandatory overtime for nurses in a hospital setting will go into effect on November 4, 2012.
United States
19 Oct 2012
Further Guidance On Determining Full-Time Employees For Purposes Of Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Under The Affordable Care Act
Notice 2012-58 indicates that upcoming proposed regulations under section 4980H will reflect the proposals and issues described in the Notice and certain other issues on which comments are specifically requested.
United States
10 Sep 2012
NLRB Maintains Focus On Workplace Policies: Board Holds That Request That Employee Not Discuss Employer’s Ongoing Investigation Violates The National Labor Relations Act
Today final rules recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC" and, together with the SEC, the "Commissions") defining the terms "swap" and "security-based swap" (the "swap definitional rules") were published in the Federal Register.
United States
14 Aug 2012
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