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Labor & Employment Alert >> California And New York Ban Workplace Hair Discrimination, While New Jersey And Michigan Propose The Same
The New York City Commission on Human Rights published Legal Enforcement Guidance prohibiting discriminatory workplace hair policies in February.
United States
6 Aug 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> EEOC Requires Employers To Collect And Submit Pay Data By September 30, 2019
In April 2019, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect employee pay and hours data from employers by September 30, 2019.
United States
30 May 2019
Employment Litigation Alert >> Employers Risk FMLA Claims For Terminating Employees Whose Unexplained Absences May Be Medically Related
On March 14, 2019, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a noteworthy decision that should remind employers to ask if an employee's unexplained absences may be due to medical reasons.
United States
1 May 2019
Employment Litigation Alert >> Enhancing Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants Against Terminated Employees
Employers must be aware that restrictive covenants may not be enforceable against employees—even employees whose employment is at will—if and when an at will employee is terminated without cause.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> New York City Law Expanding Employers' Lactation Accommodation Obligations Goes Into Effect On March 18, 2019
Effective March 18, 2019, New York City employers with four or more employees must provide lactation rooms to nursing employees that meet certain minimum requirements
United States
15 Mar 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> Beginning October 29, 2018, New Jersey Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
On October 29, 2018, New Jersey employers will be required to provide eligible employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year under the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act").
United States
12 Oct 2018
#MeToo Revives Old Hollywood Morals Clauses
Since coming to the forefront in 2017, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have made an indelible mark ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
Employers May Be Required To Accommodate Employees Who Request To Work Part Time Due To A Disability, Even If They Had Previously Worked In Full-Time Roles
Last month, the Sixth Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky) revived an employee's claim that the termination of her employment, due to her inability to return to her full-time job because of her post-partum depression and separation anxiety arising from leaving her baby at home, was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
United States
10 Sep 2018
Take Compliance Seriously When Hiring Domestic Employees In New York
So you've hired a nanny for your new child. The nanny passed the background check, references are solid and interactions with your child are splendid. Your job here is done, right?
United States
14 Feb 2018
New Rights For New York City Freelancers Effective May 15, 2017
New York City freelancers hired by private employers will have new rights and protections under the New York City Administrative Code pursuant to the "Freelance Isn't Free Act" (FIFA).
United States
31 Mar 2017
San Francisco Passes Ordinance Requiring Employers To Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave
On April 4, 2016, San Francisco passed the Paid Parental Leave Ordinance, which requires employers to provide employees with six weeks of fully paid parental leave...
United States
5 Dec 2016
Complying With California Cities' Recently Enacted Paid Sick Leave Ordinances
Over the past year, several California cities have joined San Francisco and the state of California in passing their own paid sick leave ordinances.
United States
5 Dec 2016
New Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act Provides Two Weeks Of Unpaid Leave
On July 29, 2016, the Child Bereavement Leave Act (CBLA) went into effect in Illinois.
United States
16 Sep 2016
Employment Restrictive Covenants And Other Post-Employment Restrictions
This chapter discusses the use and enforcement of restrictive covenants between employers and employees.
United States
22 Aug 2016
Massachusetts Passes Pay Equity Act
Following suit with other jurisdictions across the country, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed Senate Bill 2119, an act to establish pay equity between employees of different genders, which will...
United States
19 Aug 2016
Assess Pay Practices Now To Comply With New Overtime Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its highly anticipated Final Rule on the Fair Labor Standard Act's overtime exemptions.
United States
18 Aug 2016
Labor & Employment Alert >> Employers Face Significant Increase In Required Salary Level For Overtime-Exempt Employees
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued its Final Rule addressing the minimum salary requirements for employees who are classified as exempt from overtime pay.
United States
26 May 2016
What Employers Need To Know About New York State's New Paid Family Leave Law
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed new legislation introducing New York State's first paid family leave law.
United States
17 May 2016
2016 Mitigating Risk: Key Litigation Developments - Employment >> DOL Takes On Misclassification Of Employees As Independent Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has significantly stepped up its efforts to reduce the misclassification of workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
12 Apr 2016
2016 Mitigating Risk: Key Litigation Developments Employment >> Managing The Very Real Risks Of FLSA Class Action Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits by employees and independent contractors asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) continue to plague employers — and show no sign of leveling off, let alone decreasing.
United States
12 Apr 2016
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