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New York City's Commission On Human Rights Issues New Guidance On Immigration Status And National Origin Discrimination
For decades, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) has provided protections against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of an individual's
United States
15 Oct 2019
California Legislature Passes Expansion Of CFRA Rights For Flight Crew Employees
The California Legislature has recently passed a new bill to expand the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to flight deck and cabin crew employees...
United States
9 Oct 2019
New Jersey Prohibits Employers From Asking About Salary History
A part of the hiring process for many employers involves asking applicants about their prior salary and compensation information
United States
3 Oct 2019
DOL final overtime rule issued with few significant changes from 2019 proposed rule
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a highly anticipated final rule that updates the salary thresholds necessary to qualify for overtime exemptions.
United States
1 Oct 2019
Eighth Circuit Affirms Working Overtime Can Be Essential Job Function
Overtime work is essential in many industries. As a result, employers frequently structure job roles to require mandatory overtime
United States
23 Sep 2019
Fall To Bring More Than Just Foliage For New York Employers
New York lawmakers had a busy summer overhauling many of the state's existing workplace laws. Many of the newly enacted changes, as well as others enacted within the past year
United States
20 Sep 2019
California Leads The Way In Passing Landmark Legislation To Classify Gig Workers As Employees
As we have previously reported here, California Assembly Bill 5 (the bill) is slated to codify the California Supreme Court's 2018 landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior
United States
18 Sep 2019
Is Extreme Obesity A Physical Characteristic Or A Disability?
Imagine you are a human resources professional or in-house employment counsel and you learn that an employee in your organization is seeking a job
United States
16 Sep 2019
New York Bolsters Workplace Safeguards For Domestic Violence Victims
Following New York City's lead, New York state and Westchester County have each enacted laws providing additional workplace protections to victims of domestic violence. In this post
United States
11 Sep 2019
On The Eve Of Labor Day, A Win For Business From The NLRB
Today more than ever, U.S. businesses supplement their workforce with independent contractors as a solution to competitive and customer pressures
United States
2 Sep 2019
Fifth Circuit Approves Day Rates For Some Highly Compensated Employees
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion last week holding for the first time that a "day rate" in excess of $455 paid to a highly compensated employee
United States
2 Sep 2019
NLRB Offers New Guidance On Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Following Last Year's Epic Decision
The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a 3–1 decision in Cordúa Restaurants, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 43 (2019)
United States
20 Aug 2019
New York Bans Religious Garb And Grooming Discrimination
New York lawmakers have been busy this summer. First, in June, they passed a suite of bills significantly expanding the protections
United States
20 Aug 2019
Connecticut Enacts Expansive Sexual Harassment Prevention Measures
Connecticut has joined New York, New Jersey, and several other states in adopting measures to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
16 Aug 2019
New York Continues Expansion Of Worker Wage Protections (Part 2)
This is the second installment of our two-part blog series on recent wage-related changes to New York state law.
United States
15 Aug 2019
NLRB Publishes Proposed Changes To Union Election Procedures
The National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB) issued on Friday its first proposed regulation in a series that will overhaul parts of union election procedures.
United States
14 Aug 2019
New York Continues Expansion Of Worker Wage Protections (Part 1)
The New York state legislature recently passed two bills providing additional protections to employees asserting unpaid wage claims.
United States
13 Aug 2019
New Jersey Increases Wage Protections And Penalties For Violations
Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver recently signed into law bill A-2903/S-1790, which includes sweeping changes to New Jersey civil and criminal provisions related to the payment of wages, including increased...
United States
13 Aug 2019
New York And California Ban Discrimination Against Natural Hair
On July 3, California became the first state to pass legislation that bans discrimination based on natural hairstyles. Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law the CROWN
United States
30 Jul 2019
Pittsburgh Employers: Immediately Review Your Policies Concerning The New Paid Sick Days Act
In 2015, the City of Pittsburgh enacted the Paid Sick Days Act (the "Act"), requiring all private employers of full or part-time employees within the City of Pittsburgh
United States
26 Jul 2019
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