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California Supreme Court Holds That Unpaid Wages Are Not Recoverable Under PAGA
On September 12, 2019, in ZB, N.A. v. Superior Court (Lawson), Case No. S246711, the California Supreme Court held...
United States
20 Sep 2019
California Legislature Passes Landmark Worker Classification Legislation
On September 10, 2019, the California State Legislature passed AB 5, which codifies the "ABC test" in Dynamex Ops.
United States
19 Sep 2019
Ninth Circuit Withdraws Opinion On Dynamex Retroactivity
The Ninth Circuit has withdrawn its May 2, 2019, opinion in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l, Inc., in which it held that the California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision
United States
30 Jul 2019
Have Your Noncompete Agreements Died Of Old Age?
Akin Gump has issued a labor and employment alert detailing recent state statues on noncompetition and other restrictive covenants.
United States
29 Jul 2019
New DIFC Insolvency And Employment Laws Enacted
On June 11 and 12, 2019, the Ruler of Dubai enacted new insolvency and employment laws in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
United Arab Emirates
27 Jun 2019
A Court Has Ordered That Employers Must Report 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To The EEOC By September 30, 2019
In response to a court order reinstating an Obama-era pay data collection rule, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
United States
27 May 2019
Employers Must Report 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To The EEOC By September 30, 2019
In response to a court order reinstating an Obama-era pay data collection rule, the EEOC has announced that covered employers will be required to report pay data and hours worked...
United States
23 May 2019
Ninth Circuit: Dynamex Decision On Independent Contractor vs. Employee Applies Retroactively
The 9th Circuit rejected two independent arguments for applying Dynamex only prospectively.
United States
15 May 2019
California Supreme Court Holds That Employee Cannot Bring Wage Claims Against Payroll Service Provider
First, the Court refused to apply the third-party beneficiary doctrine to the employee.
United States
18 Feb 2019
Connecticut Is Latest State To Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Compensation History
Late last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed "An Act Concerning Pay Equity," prohibiting Connecticut-based employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary or compensation history.
United States
13 Jun 2018
Connecticut Is Latest State To Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Compensation History
Connecticut has passed a law barring firms from asking job candidates about their compensation history.
United States
12 Jun 2018
NYC Expands Earned Sick Time Act To Cover "Safe Time"
Effective May 5, 2018, employees in New York City are eligible to take paid "safe time" leave when the employee or a member of the employee's family has been the victim of a family offense matter...
United States
15 May 2018
9th Circuit Rules That Employers Cannot Rely On Applicant's Prior Salary To Justify Wage Disparities Under The Equal Pay Act
•The 9th Circuit has ruled that employers may not rely on prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify wage disparities under the Equal Pay Act.
United States
16 Apr 2018
Fifth Circuit Court Of Appeals Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule
On March 15, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled, in a 2-to-1 decision,1 that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) abused its authority and acted unreasonably in promulgating...
United States
20 Mar 2018
California Supreme Court Breaks With FLSA On Overtime Due For Flat-Sum Bonuses
On March 5, 2018, in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, the California Supreme Court broke with federal law on the question of "how an employee's overtime pay rate...
United States
13 Mar 2018
Congress Establishes New Committee To Solve Multiemployer Pension Plan Crisis
With President Trump signing into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 this past Friday, Congress established a new bipartisan, bicameral committee with the express goal of improving "the solvency of...
United States
14 Feb 2018
Female Coaches Cite Pay Disparity In Case Alleging Title IX Violation
Three female coaches at two California community colleges allege that unequal pay violates Title IX.
United States
30 Jan 2018
President Trump Signs Tax Reform Bill Into Law
On December 15, 2017, the House and Senate conference committee agreed on the terms of the final tax reform bill, previously referred to as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (the "Act") ...
United States
10 Jan 2018
Friendly Reminder: New York Paid Family Leave Law Effective January 1, 2018
In April 2016, Gov. Cuomo signed into law New York's Paid Family Leave Law. The law went into effect on January 1, 2018.
United States
5 Jan 2018
California Commissioned Salespersons May Be Entitled To Separate Compensation For Wide Range Of Activities In Addition To Rest Breaks
Commissioned salespersons are employed in a variety of industries. While "outside salespeople" are generally exempt from minimum wage and meal and rest break requirements...
United States
23 Nov 2017
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