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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
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
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
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
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
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
New York Lawmakers Upend The Employment Law Landscape…Again (Part 3)
Today is the third in a five-part blog series on New York's sweeping changes to the legal landscape for Empire State employers. In prior posts, we covered limitations on the use of nondisclosure
United States
11 Jul 2019
New York Lawmakers Upend The Employment Law Landscape…Again (Part 4)
Today is the fourth in a five-part blog series on New York's sweeping changes to the legal landscape for Empire State employers. In prior posts, we covered limitations on the use
United States
11 Jul 2019
Paid Sick Leave To Take Effect Soon For Employers In Three Cities In The Lone Star State
Employers in three major cities in the Lone Star State should begin preparing for compliance with paid sick leave ordinances. Joining a number of other states
United States
26 Jun 2019
Don't Fuggedaboutit: Keeping Up With The Ever-Changing New York State And City Employment Law Landscape
New York State and City legislators have enacted a flurry of new workplace-related regulations in the past few years.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Promising News For Companies In The Transportation Industry
Companies in the transportation industry with operations in California have some positive news to celebrate.
United States
30 May 2019
Dynamex In Retrograde – Misclassification Test And Its Retroactive Reach May Open The Flood Gates For Misclassification Cases In California
In April 2018, the California Supreme Court turned worker classification on its head when it decided Dynamex Operations West Inc v. Superior Court (Dynamex).
United States
21 May 2019
9th Circuit To Consider Whether The FAAAA Preempts California's ABC Test For Independent Contractor Truck Drivers
California companies have been required to reconsider their use of independent contractors since the state's Supreme Court outlined the new ABC test in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court.
United States
9 May 2019
Attention Employers: Westchester's Earned Sick Leave Law Is Now In Effect
Effective April 10, 2019, certain employers must comply with Westchester County's Earned Sick Leave Law (WESLL). Westchester County's Human Rights Commission
United States
9 May 2019
New York Provides Employees With Additional Hour Of Paid Time Off To Vote
Though the business community might not have had a vote in it, New York legislators have amended the State's election laws to provide employees with an additional hour of paid time off to vote on election days.
United States
2 May 2019
New York's Highest Court Holds That Home Health Aides Are Not Entitled To 24-Hour Pay
Recently, New York's highest state court, the Court of Appeals, held that the NYLL does not automatically entitle New York home health care providers to wages for each hour worked during a 24-hour shift.
United States
30 Apr 2019
Governor Pritzker Signs Law To Increase Illinois' Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour By 2025
On February 19, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a proposed bill to increase the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.
United States
4 Mar 2019
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