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NLRB Holds That Misclassification Of Employees Is Not Per Se a Violation Of NLRA
On Aug. 29, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that an employer's misclassification of its employees as independent contractors does not,...
United States
18 Oct 2019
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New York Pay Equity Law Expanded And Statewide Salary History Ban Enacted
As we reported in our summer newsletter, the New York Legislature passed legislation to expand the pay equity law;
United States
18 Oct 2019
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New York State Human Rights Law Update: New Anti-Harassment Laws
As we reported in our summer newsletter, in late June the New York Legislature passed a bill that vastly changed the discrimination and harassment landscape for employers.
United States
18 Oct 2019
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New Jersey Enacts Job Protections For Medical Marijuana Users
As we previously reported in our Employment Law Spotlight Blog, on Aug. 20 New Jersey expanded job protections for employees and applicants who use medical marijuana.
United States
18 Oct 2019
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Seventh Circuit Holds That Opt-Outs Lack Standing To Challenge Settlement
What were they thinking, anyway? Eighteen months ago, a group of African American financial advisors brought suit against JPMorgan Chase
United States
17 Oct 2019
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The Ninth Circuit Bows To Supreme Court Authority, Affirms Three Principles Supporting Removal Of CAFA Removal Cases
The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 ("CAFA") grants federal courts jurisdiction to preside over certain class action cases where, based on the claims alleged,
United States
8 Oct 2019
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The DOL Reveals Its Final Overtime Rule Increasing Minimum Salary Threshold For FLSA Exemptions, Set To Take Effect Jan. 1, 2020.
This morning the Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated final rule updating the minimum salary thresholds ...
United States
1 Oct 2019
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NLRB Adopts Standard Making It Easier For Employers To Make Unilateral Changes To Working Conditions
Labor Board Ditches the "Clear and Unmistakable Waiver" Standard in Favor of the Employer-Friendly "Contract Coverage" Test
United States
27 Sep 2019
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Change Is Coming For California Businesses. Here's What To Do.
California's Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law Assembly Bill 5, a bill significantly altering the standard for classifying a worker as an employee versus an independent contractor.
United States
25 Sep 2019
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Third Circuit Opinion Involving Uber Only Adds More Questions To The Dispute Over The Scope Of The FAA Section 1 Residual Clause
Recent decisions have cast doubt on the enforcement of arbitration clauses in the context of the interstate transportation of goods
United States
20 Sep 2019
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Reminder To Submit EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30, 2019
By September 30, 2019, employers with 100 or more employees are required to submit certain pay data
United States
4 Sep 2019
12
District Court Decertifies FLSA Collective Action With Independent Contractor Issues
We've commented many times before that relatively few collective actions survive the "second stage" motion to decertify or, relatedly, an unofficial "third stage"...
United States
22 Aug 2019
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New York State Bans Race Discrimination Based On Hair Texture And Hairstyles
We previously reported that the NYC Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance for employers regarding racial discrimination on the basis of hair under the New York City
United States
22 Aug 2019
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UPDATE: Texas Legislature And Courts Clash With Cities Over Mandatory Sick Leave: What Employers Need To Know
Earlier today, Dallas became the last of the three Texas cities to face a legal challenge to its paid sick leave ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 1.
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Paid Family And Medical Leave Is Coming To Oregon
Earlier this month, Oregon passed its own paid family and medical leave act (the act), making it the eighth state in the country to pass such a law. Oregon joins California
United States
22 Aug 2019
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The Fifth Circuit Agrees With Its Sister Circuits That Class Arbitrability Is A Gateway Issue For Courts, Not Arbitrators
In a predictable decision, the Fifth Circuit has held that the availability of class arbitration is a gateway issue for the courts to decide, absent "clear and unmistakable" language in the arbitration agreement to the contrary.
United States
20 Aug 2019
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The Ninth Circuit Withdraws Its Opinion Applying Dynamex Retroactively; Asks California Supreme Court To Decide Instead
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals changed its mind and decided to ask the California Supreme Court to decide whether the California Supreme
United States
20 Aug 2019
18
Update On EEO-1 Reporting
With continued confusion around the EEO-1 reporting requirements and deadlines, the EEOC has finally provided some additional details regarding the anticipated opening of the EEO-1
United States
19 Aug 2019
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Amendment To New York State Election Law For Time Off To Vote
In April, the New York State Election Law was amended to provide that New York state employees who are registered voters may, without loss of pay for up to three hours, take off so much working time...
United States
16 Aug 2019
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Texas Legislature And Courts Clash With Cities Over Mandatory Sick Leave: What Employers Need To Know
Dallas has become the third city in Texas, following Austin and San Antonio, to pass a city ordinance requiring private-sector employers to offer paid sick leave to their employees.
United States
16 Aug 2019
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