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Fall To Bring More Than Just Foliage For New York Employers
New York lawmakers had a busy summer overhauling many of the state's existing workplace laws. Many of the newly enacted changes, as well as others enacted within the past year
United States
20 Sep 2019
California Leads The Way In Passing Landmark Legislation To Classify Gig Workers As Employees
As we have previously reported here, California Assembly Bill 5 (the bill) is slated to codify the California Supreme Court's 2018 landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior
United States
18 Sep 2019
New York Bolsters Workplace Safeguards For Domestic Violence Victims
Following New York City's lead, New York state and Westchester County have each enacted laws providing additional workplace protections to victims of domestic violence. In this post
United States
11 Sep 2019
On The Eve Of Labor Day, A Win For Business From The NLRB
Today more than ever, U.S. businesses supplement their workforce with independent contractors as a solution to competitive and customer pressures
United States
2 Sep 2019
Fifth Circuit Approves Day Rates For Some Highly Compensated Employees
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion last week holding for the first time that a "day rate" in excess of $455 paid to a highly compensated employee
United States
2 Sep 2019
NLRB Offers New Guidance On Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Following Last Year's Epic Decision
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a 3–1 decision in Cordúa Restaurants, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 43 (2019)
United States
20 Aug 2019
New York Continues Expansion Of Worker Wage Protections (Part 2)
This is the second installment of our two-part blog series on recent wage-related changes to New York state law.
United States
15 Aug 2019
NLRB Publishes Proposed Changes To Union Election Procedures
The National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB) issued on Friday its first proposed regulation in a series that will overhaul parts of union election procedures.
United States
14 Aug 2019
New Jersey Increases Wage Protections And Penalties For Violations
Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver recently signed into law bill A-2903/S-1790, which includes sweeping changes to New Jersey civil and criminal provisions related to the payment of wages, including increased...
United States
13 Aug 2019
New York And California Ban Discrimination Against Natural Hair
On July 3, California became the first state to pass legislation that bans discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the CROWN
United States
30 Jul 2019
Pittsburgh Employers: Immediately Review Your Policies Concerning The New Paid Sick Days Act
In 2015, the City of Pittsburgh enacted the Paid Sick Days Act (the "Act"), requiring all private employers of full or part-time employees within the City of Pittsburgh
United States
26 Jul 2019
New York Lawmakers Upend The Employment Law Landscape…Again (Part 3)
Today is the third in a five-part blog series on New York's sweeping changes to the legal landscape for Empire State employers. In prior posts, we covered limitations on the use of nondisclosure
United States
11 Jul 2019
New Marijuana Laws And Court Cases Continue To Provide Inconsistent Guidance For Employers: A Summary Of Recent Developments In Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey And Michigan
Over the past few years, 31 states have legalized some form of medical or recreational marijuana use and this wave of legalization continues to grow.
United States
8 Jul 2019
Texas Legislature Takes Aim At Anti-SLAPP Challenges
The Texas Citizens Participation Act, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 27.001 et seq. (the TCPA), Texas' anti-SLAPP statute, is likely to receive a much needed ...
United States
7 Jun 2019
Don't Fuggedaboutit: Keeping Up With The Ever-Changing New York State And City Employment Law Landscape
New York State and City legislators have enacted a flurry of new workplace-related regulations in the past few years.
United States
6 Jun 2019
EEOC Updates Its Guidance On Employers' Duty To Report EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019
The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal law. Generally, employers with 100 or more employees and federal government prime contractors ...
United States
28 May 2019
California Court Of Appeal Cracks Down On Non-Compliant Requests For Trial Courts To Retain Jurisdiction To Enforce Settlement Agreements
On March 29, 2019, a California Court of Appeal held that a trial court did not retain jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 to enforce a settlement agreement after dismissal of the underlying lawsuit because the parties did not comply with the strict requirements of section 664.6.
United States
8 May 2019
New York Provides Employees With Additional Hour Of Paid Time Off To Vote
Though the business community might not have had a vote in it, New York legislators have amended the State's election laws to provide employees with an additional hour of paid time off to vote on election days.
United States
2 May 2019
New York City Council Gives The Green Light To A Ban On Marijuana Testing For Job Applicants
On April 9, 2019, New York City Council passed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), to bar NYC employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana use.
United States
1 May 2019
Tell Everybody: Confidentiality Clauses May Violate Employees' Section 7 Rights
In a recent decision issued on March 21, 2019, an administrative law judge (ALJ) held that confidentiality clauses in arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (the Act).
United States
26 Apr 2019
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