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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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New York City Expands Reasonable Accommodation Response Requirements
Effective July 18, 2018, employers and operators of public accommodations and all housing in New York City must engage in a cooperative dialogue ...
United States
7 Feb 2018
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DOJ Antitrust Division Announces Imminent Criminal Prosecution For ‘No Poaching' Agreements
The US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division will soon announce its first criminal charges involving "no poaching" agreements ...
United States
7 Feb 2018
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How Tax Reform Will Change The Treatment Of Fringe Benefits
Several employer deductions will be reduced or eliminated, including the cost of business-related entertainment expenses and qualified transportation fringe benefits, but employers may be able to claim...
United States
23 Jan 2018
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DOL Adopts New Standard For Determining Whether Unpaid Interns Are ‘Employees'
The US Department of Labor will now apply a "primary beneficiary" test, which was previously adopted by several courts and provides greater flexibility in structuring internship programs.
United States
23 Jan 2018
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Maryland Becomes Ninth State To Enact Paid Sick Leave
The Healthy Working Families Act requires certain Maryland employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick leave.
United States
22 Jan 2018
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It's Official! DOL Finalizes Delay
The Fiduciary Rule transition period is extended until mid-2019, with financial institutions having flexibility in complying with the impartial conduct standards during this period.
United States
4 Dec 2017
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New Compensation Rate For California Computer Professional Exemption In 2018
As of January 1, 2018, California employers must ensure that compensation rates meet new salary thresholds for computer professionals.
United States
17 Oct 2017
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Hurricane Harvey Client Alert: For Energy Companies
Hurricane Harvey leaves a legacy of unprecedented legal and business challenges.
United States
22 Sep 2017
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Hurricane Recovery Client Alert: Managing Employees After Hurricane Harvey
As businesses and employees begin the journey to recovery, employers should be mindful of federal and state laws related to leaves, planned and unplanned absences, accommodations, and pay practices.
United States
21 Sep 2017
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