Mondaq USA: Employment and HR
Troutman Sanders LLP
As discussed in Part I (posted earlier this week), a number of states and local municipalities have enacted paid sick leave legislation mandating paid time away from work for employees.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Partner Ed Harold examines recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions re-evaluating hiring temporary workers for franchise retail operations.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The growing prevalence of the Zika virus in the United States has already presented a number of hurdles for employers striving to create a safe and healthy workplace environment for their employees.
TMF Group
With a mixture of emerging and booming economies, political uncertainty and extreme contrasts in business customs, the Americas can never be categorized as one homogeneous whole.
Proskauer Rose LLP
MasTec technicians immediately began to express their displeasure over the new policy.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Following the NLRB's expansion of the definition of "joint employer" in the high-profile Browning-Ferris case, the EEOC filed an amicus brief supporting the broadening of both agencies' tests for determination...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Following the path of 12 other New Jersey municipalities, on September 13, 2016, the Morristown, NJ, Town Council passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance (the "Morristown Ordinance").
Fisher Phillips LLP
On September 19, 2016, the New Jersey Supreme Court upheld a jury's award of $1.4 million in emotional distress damages to two Hispanic brothers who were found to have suffered...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Employer-sponsored group health plans and health insurance issuers (or carriers) are subject to information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
On July 29, 2016, Florida public health administrators reported the first case of locally contracted Zika virus in a Miami neighbourhood.
McDermott Will & Emery
The very long awaited release of the new proposed regulations for Internal Revenue Code Section 457(f) plans arrived at the end of June and presents welcome and surprising new opportunities...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Less than one month after issuing a $22 million award, the SEC issued another multi-million dollar whistleblower award on September 20, 2016. The SEC's most recent award exceeded $4 million
BakerHostetler
Visibility of transgender persons has been heightened lately.
Ice Miller LLP
It is commonly understood that under the FMLA, an eligible employee of a covered employer is entitled to 12 workweeks of leave during a 12-month period for the birth of a child, the placement of a child for adoption or foster care, . . .
Holland & Hart LLP
A Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is alleged to have stated that a younger nurse could "dance around the older nurses."
Kightlinger & Gray, LLP
New regulations state that employers should limit post-accident drug testing policies to situations in which employee drug use is likely to have contributed to the incident.
Fisher Phillips LLP
In keeping with its goal of pioneering workers' rights, Seattle's City Council passed its controversial Secure Scheduling Ordinance on September 19, 2016...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Maryland's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the "Act") is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2016.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Partner Sarah Moore examines transgender student-athlete policies that educators should consider when it comes to participation in athletic programs.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Partner Sarah Moore addresses the unique privacy and recordkeeping needs of transgender students for those schools that plan to grant the intended benefits of the Title IX guidance...
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Ropes & Gray LLP
As a result of these changes, millions of workers will lose their current FLSA-exempt status on December 1, 2016.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The new penalties became effective on August 1, 2016 and apply to any assessments after August 1, 2016 where the associated violation occurred after November 2, 2015.
Littler Mendelson
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo executed sweeping legislation as part of the 2016-17 state budget, implementing a complicated and staggered set of minimum wage increases...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
While a law student in 2001 I wrote an article opining that the "public accommodations" provision of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Internet.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As part of this preparation, employers must consider whether and how any changes to their compensation structures will affect their employee benefit plans.
Littler Mendelson
The current Circuit split makes it all the more likely the Supreme Court will soon address the issue of whether employees may waive their ability to participate in aggregate litigation in an arbitration agreement.
Littler Mendelson
On August 22, 2016, a California Court of Appeal held that an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook did not create an enforceable agreement to arbitrate.
Mayer Brown
On August 25, 2016, DoD, GSA, and NASA issued a final rule amending the FAR to implement President Obama's Executive Order on "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces".
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Companies and other business entities often use arbitration agreements to protect themselves from class action liability.
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