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New York City's New Lactation Laws Impose Additional Requirements On Employers
New lactation laws in New York City, effective March 18, 2019, describe minimum requirements for lactation rooms, mandate that employers develop a written lactation room policy and provide notice of this policy to all employees.
United States
11 Dec 2018
New York Employer Compensation Expense Program Registration Ends December 1
New York State recently established the Employer Compensation Expense Program allowing employers to elect to pay an Employer Compensation Expense Tax on payroll expenses paid to covered employees.
United States
5 Dec 2018
DOL Announces Relief For Parties Impacted By California Wildfires
Several US Department of Labor agencies have issued guidance to assist those individuals, unions, and employers affected by the most recent California wildfires.
United States
3 Dec 2018
DOL Discards ‘80/20' Guidance For Tipped Employees
In a new opinion letter, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division removed the 20% limitation on the amount of time employees can spend on non-tipped "sidework" that does not generate tips, replacing it with a more flexible test.
United States
22 Nov 2018
NLRB Rulemaking Seeks To Clarify Joint-Employer Standard
As the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma is credited as saying, "Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice."
United States
25 Sep 2018
IRS Issues Guidance On Changes To Section 162(m)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued Notice 2018-68 (Notice) providing guidance on changes in Code Section 162(m) made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), Public Law 115-17.
United States
20 Sep 2018
California Supreme Court Holds That Employees Must Be Paid For Routinely Worked Minutes Off The Clock
Troester, an hourly shift supervisor, filed a class action alleging that certain nonexempt Starbucks employees were due unpaid wages for the store closing tasks they performed after clocking out.
United States
3 Aug 2018
New York City Fair Workweek Law Amended
On July 18, a new law (Int. 1399-A) went into effect in New York City, amending the NYC Fair Workweek Law to require that employers allow employees to make temporary changes to their work schedules...
United States
24 Jul 2018
Oregon Requires Predictive Scheduling For Certain Service/Retail Workers Beginning July 1
Similar to San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Emeryville, California, the State of Oregon has enacted a predictive scheduling law
United States
6 Jul 2018
New Massachusetts Equal Pay Law Takes Effect July 1
From reviewing handbooks and policies to training employees on hiring and interviewing, there are several steps that employers in the state should take to ensure compliance with the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act.
United States
6 Jul 2018
DC Voters Approve Ballot Measure Eliminating Tip Credit
The hourly minimum wage for tipped employees in Washington, DC will gradually increase to $15 by 2025 and reach that of other employees by 2026.
United States
29 Jun 2018
Pennsylvania DLI Issues Proposed Revisions To PMWA Overtime Exemption Regulations
On June 12, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry submitted proposed rulemaking announcing proposed revisions to the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act overtime exemptions.
United States
25 Jun 2018
Maryland Enacts New Law Concerning Sexual Harassment Claims
The Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which takes effect October 1, 2018, prohibits Maryland employers from requiring employees ...
United States
18 Jun 2018
Supreme Court Upholds Class Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements
In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on May 21 that arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers required as a condition of employment ...
United States
24 May 2018
California Supreme Court Changes Rules For Classifying Workers As Independent Contractors By Adopting ABC Test In Some Circumstances
The April 30 ruling adopts the more stringent "ABC test" to distinguish between independent contractors and employees for purposes of claims based on California's Wage Orders.
United States
8 May 2018
New Jersey Legislature Passes Paid Sick Time Law
The New Jersey Legislature passed a bill requiring employers in the state to provide paid sick time at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year.
United States
19 Apr 2018
Ninth Circuit: Prior Pay No Defense To Equal Pay Act Claim
The recent ruling by a federal appeals court holds that prior pay does not justify pay differential between male and female employees under the Equal Pay Act.
United States
18 Apr 2018
New Jersey's Proposed Pay Equity Law Would Provide New Employee Protections
The New Jersey Legislature passed a bill that makes it an unlawful employment practice to pay employees of a protected class a different rate of compensation from nonclass members ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
California Supreme Court Rules on Overtime Rate Calculation For ‘Flat Sum' Bonus
The March 5 ruling, which will apply retroactively, establishes a method that will result in a much higher overtime rate than the federal method.
United States
13 Mar 2018
Supreme Court Holds Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Only Covers Individuals Who ‘Tell The SEC'
In a 9-0 decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers, the US Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protection provisions contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act...
United States
28 Feb 2018
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