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Fisher & Phillips LLP
Cell phones ringing, texts buzzing, lunching on the run and channel surfing for your favorite radio station. Sounds like a typical day at the office, right?
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register.
BakerHostetler
The First Circuit approved the use of a retained asset account to pay life insurance benefits where the use of an RAA was expressly provided for under the ERISA plan.
McGuireWoods LLP
Congress made it clear that discriminating against pregnant employees violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).
BakerHostetler
The employee sought to bring a collective action under the FLSA, contending that he and others like him were misclassified as independent contractors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On February 15, 2013, we wrote a post about the increase in the number of female Royal Canadian Mounted Police ("RCMP") who are filing sexual harassment lawsuits
Duane Morris LLP
New regulations provide more favorable conditions for establishing and operating employment agencies in Vietnam, though fail to clarify conditions for foreign investors
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The US DoL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued its interim final rule and request for comments on the procedures for handling retaliation complaints.
Mayer Brown
The US Supreme Court recently decided two cases concerning contraception and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Reed Smith
In the recent case of Prophet Plc - v- Huggett, the Court of Appeal reminded employers how vitally important it is to ensure that the drafting of restrictive covenants is accurate and well thought through. Overturning an earlier High Court judgment, the Court of Appeal refused to re-write an unambiguous, but commercially meaningless, restrictive covenant to make it commercially effective.
Day Pitney LLP
As we previously wrote about here, the New York Legislature has been considering a bill that would afford the protections of the New York State Human Rights Law to unpaid interns in the State of New York.
Proskauer Rose LLP
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Ford & Harrison LLP
The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") that greatly expands the protections it claims all employers must provide to pregnant employees
Littler Mendelson
Employers recently suffered a string of defeats in National Labor Relations Board cases challenging their social media and related communications policies.
Littler Mendelson
The chamber voted 93-7 to send the Bring Jobs Home Act (S. 2569) to the Senate floor for consideration.
Littler Mendelson
Members of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to discuss the exponential rise in Fair Labor Standards Act litigation.
Duane Morris LLP
President Obama issued an Executive Order that makes it illegal for federal government contractors to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Grant Thornton LLP
The Supreme Court ruled that "closely held corporations" whose owners have sincerely held religious beliefs cannot be required to offer contraceptive coverage.
Fenwick & West LLP
Diane Schmidt was a professor at California State University in Chico who sued the university for disability discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Fenwick & West LLP
The United States Supreme Court held that President Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional.
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Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed S2995 to amend New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD) by expanding protections against discrimination for employees affected by pregnancy
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 2, 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Int. No. 974-2012A to amend the New York City Human Rights Law by expanding protections against discrimination for pregnant employees.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently reversed a ruling by the Superior Court, Law Division granting summary judgment to the defendant employers and dismissing plaintiff’s claim under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act on the grounds that the plaintiff had "failed to show that he performed a whistle-blowing activity" where plaintiff’s job responsibilities in
Proskauer Rose LLP
Late last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that, among other things, will raise New York's minimum wage to $9 per hour over the next three years.
Fenwick & West LLP
Effective July 1, 2014, California’s minimum wage will increase from $8 to $9.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
According to reports, more employers are hiring people as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Obamacare, minimum wage requirements, or other laws that only protect employees.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Last week, the Phoenix office of Fisher & Phillips hosted an all-day human resources workshop dealing with a variety of labor and employment law topics.
Duane Morris LLP
Minimum wage increases are scheduled to take effect in 14 states for 2014, including New York and California.
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