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The Potential Pitfalls Of Using Non-Competes For Low-Wage Workers
The Bloomberg Editorial Board recently published an article entitled "Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes" arguing ...
United States
30 Nov 2018
New Sexual Harassment Laws For New York Now In Effect
With the continued rise of the #MeToo movement, New York has taken the reigns as one of the leaders in combating sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
17 Oct 2018
The Shifting Sands Of The Joint Employer Test
The National Labor Relations Board is signaling yet another change to the joint employer test in its recent issuance of a new proposed rule.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Michigan Enacts Ban-The-Box Policy For Public Employees Starting October 1
On October 1, the State of Michigan will join more than 150 cities and counties as well as over 32 states in enacting a ban-the-box policy that prohibits asking job applicants...
United States
1 Oct 2018
Falling Unemployment Rates For Disabled Adults May Signal More Labor Market Growth
On September 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the most recent employment numbers for the United States
United States
1 Oct 2018
Signs Signs, Everywhere A Sign: States Require Updated Employment Law Postings
Employers are well aware of the requirement to post various notices from the EEOC, DOL, and other acronym-bearing state and federal agencies.
United States
28 Aug 2018
California Supreme Court Kicks Off Game Of "Capture The Time" And Employers Scramble To Keep Up
A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court could have lasting consequences for timekeeping practices and the payment of wages for hourly employees.
United States
7 Aug 2018
Trends And Takeaways From The Annual Immigration Law Conference
Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country (and some from outside the U.S.).
United States
19 Jun 2018
St. Louis County Enacts "Ban-The-Box" Law For Government Positions
On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would "ban the box" and ensure that St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications. Other jurisdictions in Missouri with ban-the-box laws include Jackson County, Columbia, and Kansas City.
United States
19 Jun 2018
SCOTUS Permits Employee Arbitration Clauses That Forbid Class Actions
On May 21, 2018, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held that employers can force employees into individual arbitration and avoid class action lawsuits involving those same employees.
United States
6 Jun 2018
Recent Developments In Pay Equity: Real Reactions, Not Just Headlines
Pay equity is a hot topic – and not just in employment and HR circles.
United States
30 May 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Employment Contracts, Adding To Its Decisions Consistently Enforcing Arbitration Provisions
On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, held that employers can include a clause in their employment contracts that requires employees to arbitrate...
United States
24 May 2018
Revisiting The NLRB's Workplace Rule Standards
We wrote recently about the Trump Administration's efforts to roll back the Obama-era NLRB's workplace handbook and rule restrictions.
United States
18 May 2018
Kansas Governor Signs Order Enacting "Ban The Box" Law For State Positions
On May 2, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a "ban the box" order applicable to state government positions but not private businesses or state contractors.
United States
15 May 2018
Wilmington, NC Approves "Ban The Box" Law For City Employees
On May 1, the city council of Wilmington, North Carolina unanimously approved a new "ban the box" ordinance for city employees.
United States
15 May 2018
Salary History Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional Violation Of First Amendment
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that Philadelphia's ban on questioning job applicants about their salary history violates...
United States
11 May 2018
California Supreme Court Adopts Dramatically Worker-Friendly Classification Test
In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court embraced a standard that presumes workers in California are employees instead of independent contractors.
United States
9 May 2018
Background Screening Company Defeats FCRA Claim With Standing And Effective Procedures Defenses
A district court in Ohio dismissed a plaintiff's claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., because he could not show ...
United States
1 May 2018
Ohio Court Throws Out FCRA Case Based On Initial Grade
A plaintiff's putative class action suit in the Southern District of Ohio under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., has been thrown out because she could not show...
United States
27 Apr 2018
San Francisco Expands Scope Of Existing "Ban The Box" Law
On April 3, both the City and County of San Francisco amended the Fair Chance Ordinance ("FCO") – their existing ban-the-box law – to align it with the new, corollary California law...
United States
16 Apr 2018
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