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California Extends Paid Family Leave Benefits
California has approved a new law that extends its Paid Family Leave benefits from six weeks to eight weeks.
United States
4 Oct 2019
Deadlines Fast Approaching For Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave
Each employer must begin the first quarter of payroll and wage withholdings.
United States
2 Oct 2019
Governor Newsom Signs AB 5 Into Law, Effective January 1, 2020
On September 18, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 5 into law, and the new law will become effective on January 1, 2020. AB 5 codifies the "ABC test" from the landmark Dynamex case to determine whether ...
United States
26 Sep 2019
California Senate Passes AB 5, Codifying Dynamex Decision
Additional details about the current draft of AB 5, as well as some exceptions and effects on particular businesses, are below.
United States
20 Sep 2019
Washington State's New Restrictions On Noncompetition Agreements
On May 8, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State signed into law Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450, which dramatically alters the state's law governing noncompetition agreements
United States
20 Sep 2019
California Harassment Training Deadline Extended
Last year, California significantly expanded its requirements for employers to train employees on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
11 Sep 2019
Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Start Date Delayed Three Months
On June 11, 2019, following pressure from business leaders, Massachusetts state officials agreed to a three-month delay before companies are required to make payroll tax contributions to the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Year-End Reporting For Equity Incentive Plans With UK Participants Due July 6
This alert serves as a reminder of the need for year-end reporting to the UK tax authorities with respect to options and other equity incentive awards granted to, and share acquisitions by, UK employees which occurred ...
3 Jun 2019
Whistleblower Receives Award After Internal Reporting Resulted In SEC Case
In February 2018, SCOTUS handed down its decision in Digital Realty v. Somers, holding that the Dodd-Frank whistleblower anti-retaliation protections apply only if the whistleblower blows the whistle all the way to the SEC; ...
United States
30 May 2019
Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Deadlines Fast Approaching
On July 1, 2019, all Massachusetts employers must begin making payroll deductions to support the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program, unless a PFML exemption has been approved.
United States
27 May 2019
EEO-1 Filers: 2017 – 2018 Pay Data Due By September 30
With this recent flurry of judicial and administrative activity, the EEO-1 Component 2 reporting process is still very fluid.
United States
17 May 2019
US Department Of Labor Issues Opinion Supporting Contractor Status For Gig Economy Workers
As a sizable portion of the modern labor economy shifts toward a marketplace-focused work structure, more cases and opinions are coming forth to confirm the viability of the gig economy platform model.
United States
8 May 2019
EEO-1 Employers Must Submit Pay Data To The EEOC In 2019
The court is expected to hear argument on the agency's proposal this week and make a final decision in the coming weeks.
United States
22 Apr 2019
All Set For Design For All! An Update On The European Accessibility Act
In February we updated you on the proposed Directive on Accessibility Requirements for Products and Services (also known as the European Accessibility Act ("EAA")), you can read that article here.
European Union
15 Apr 2019
Early Exercisable Stock Options: What You Need To Know
Upon early exercise, the optionholder receives common stock that is subject to the same vesting schedule that applied to the stock option.
United States
28 Mar 2019
Recent California Cases Invalidate Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions
Many California employers use employee non-solicitation provisions in their employment agreements.
United States
22 Mar 2019
Micromanagement? Significant Policy Issue? Staff No-Action Letters Address Rule 14a-8(i)(7) Exclusion
To provide a flavor of current trends, this post discusses several of these letters below.
United States
21 Mar 2019
Access All Areas: EU Takes Measures To Make Tech Products And Services More Accessible
At the end of last year, the EU Council's Permanent Representatives Committee approved a provisional agreement on the text of the proposed Directive on Accessibility Requirements for Products and Services.
European Union
27 Feb 2019
State Regulation For The Unregulated: Application Requirements For Alternative Providers
That's true regardless of whether the program is online and regardless of whether students get a formal credential, such as a diploma.
United States
26 Feb 2019
Ninth Circuit Adopts New, Stricter Interpretation Of FCRA Requirement For Standalone Background Check Disclosure
The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act protects the rights of employment candidates and employees when the employer seeks a consumer report, commonly known as a background check, conducted by a third-party investigator.
United States
4 Feb 2019
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