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By Christopher J. Near
An OFCCP compliance review is initiated by a company's receipt of a scheduling letter from the agency.
By Andrew Burnside, Hal Ungar
On December 1, 2017, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) appealed a state appellate court decision holding that Executive Order JBE 2016 – 11, which seeks to protect the rights of lesbian...
By Jean Kim, Bonnie Puckett
In the wake of increased international focus on karoshi—a common Japanese term meaning "death by overwork"—Japan's government and business leaders alike agree that Japan's "culture of overwork" is a critical issue in need of a solution.
By James J. Plunkett, Harold Coxson
On Friday, December 1, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Peter B. Robb issued his expected "mandatory submissions" memo. No, the memo isn't a catalogue of MMA choke holds...
By Alfred Robinson, Jr., Brooke S. Purcell
In response to significant pressure from the hospitality industry—specifically, the restaurant industry—as well as increasing litigation and changes to reduce or eliminate the use of tip credits...
By Matthew Kelley
As a traditional labor practitioner, I spend a great deal of time with front-line supervisors, local human resources professionals, and plant managers asking them to tell me how their employees feel about workplace issues, union organizing attempts, new policies, proposals in collective bargaining, and leadership changes.
By Christina M. Schmid, Aaron Warshaw
As we previously reported, the New York State PFL will go into effect on January 1, 2018, requiring virtually all private employers in New York to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees.
By James Paul, Andrew Metcalf
Arbitration agreements have faced tackles and turbulence in a series of cases litigated in Missouri courts over the past few years.
By Jansen A. Ellis
How do you ensure that your harassment policy is more than just a piece of paper?
By Brian L. McDermott, Amanda C. Couture
The holiday season is upon us once again. Many employers will cap off the year by hosting holiday parties...
By James J. Plunkett, Harold Coxson
On November 6, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) motion to put on hold the DOL's appeal of a district court decision that invalidated controversial overtime regulations.
By Eric C. Stuart, Christopher Coxson
Over the past eight years, employers have been relegated to pursuing expensive appeals before federal courts in order to obtain judicial review of NLRB rulings, many of which created a tsunami of compliance challenges.
By Alexandra Holland
The Supreme Court's order on Monday was not a decision on the merits of the case.
By Stephanie Aranyos, Shabri Sharma
As we have previously reported, New York State's Minimum Wage Orders set forth a schedule that provides for the automatic annual increase of, among other things, the salary basis thresholds...
By Grant Petersen, Simon McMenemy, Hendrik Muschal, Danielle Vanderzanden, Stephen Riga
With less than six months until the May 25, 2018, effective date for the EU GDPR, companies are assessing their GDPR readiness and concentrating their compliance efforts on the highest risk areas.
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