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Amendment To NY Labor Law Expands Permissible Payroll Deductions And Provides For Recovery Of Wage Overpayments
On September 7, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to amend Section 193 of the New York Labor Law ("NYLL"), offering significant relief to New York employers from the notoriously restrictive provision that had existed concerning deductions from wages.
United States
21 Sep 2012
New Laws May Restrict Employers From Requesting Social Media Account Log-Ins
Maryland expressly prohibit an employer from requesting or requiring that an employee or job applicant disclose personal social media account log-in information.
United States
8 Jun 2012
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On Consideration Of Criminal Records In Employment Decisions Under Title VII
By a 4-1 vote of its commissioners, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") recently issued its "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" (the "Guidance").
United States
25 May 2012
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks New NLRB Posting Requirement
Just two weeks before the planned April 30, 2012 effective date, a federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s ("NLRB") controversial rule requiring employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") to post notices of employee rights under federal labor law, including the right to join or not join a union.
United States
24 Apr 2012
Federal Court Upholds New NLRB Posting Requirement
Last week, a federal court upheld a new National Labor Relations Board ("Board") rule that employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") must post notices of employee rights under federal labor law, including employees’ right to join or not join a union.
United States
14 Mar 2012
ERISA Litigation Update - 15 June 2011
In deciding CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, No. 09-804 (May 16, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court expounded on two of ERISA’s major remedial provisions —Sections 502(a)(1)(B) and 502(a)(3).
United States
2 Sep 2011
Enhanced Wage And Recordkeeping Requirements For NY Employers
Significant changes in the New York Labor Law ("NYLL") take effect on April 9, 2011 and New York employers should be prepared.
United States
5 Apr 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Third-Party Retaliation Claim Under Federal Discrimination Law
In its recent unanimous decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the scope of the anti-retaliation provision contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to enable employees who have not engaged in protected activity under the statute, but who claim to have been retaliated against for another person’s protected activity, to bring suit.
United States
16 Feb 2011
CORI Reform: What It Means for Massachusetts Employers
On August 6, 2010, Governor Deval Patrick signed legislation reforming the Criminal Offender Record Information Act ("CORI Act") in Massachusetts. The CORI Act provides the mechanism through which employers and other interested parties can access Massachusetts criminal records.
United States
25 Aug 2010
Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Becomes Effective June 1, 2010
The Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") has issued interim final rules relating to the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program introduced by the Health Care Reform Acts.
United States
19 May 2010
COBRA Subsidy Extended
The temporary federal COBRA subsidy initially provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was first extended to apply to involuntary terminations of employment through February 28, 2010.
United States
12 May 2010
Health Care Reform Mandates Extended Coverage for Children Until Age 26 and Exempts from Taxation Medical Benefits for Children up to Age 27
The recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the 2010 Health Care Reconciliation Act (together, the "Health Care Reform Acts"), imposes a new requirement on group health plans that provide for coverage of dependents of a covered individual.
United States
12 May 2010
Department of Labor Publishes Model Notice Regarding Eligibility For Premium Assistance Under Medicaid or CHIP
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (the "Act") has expanded the availability of health care assistance for children and some adults and has imposed new obligations on employers, including the distribution of a notice regarding assistance available under Medicaid or the State Children’s Health Insurance Program ("CHIP").
United States
12 May 2010
HITECH Requirements Are Effective
The new federal data breach notification requirements, introduced by the HITECH Act that was part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama in February 2009, are now effective.
United States
12 May 2010
DOL Concludes That "Typical" Office-Based Mortgage Loan Officers Are Eligible for Overtime Pay
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently issued an "Administrator’s Interpretation" in which it concluded that employees who perform the "typical duties of a mortgage loan officer" do not qualify as exempt from overtime pay eligibility under the commonly used exemption for "administrative employees."
United States
19 Apr 2010
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Burden Shifting Analysis In Mixed-Motive Claims Brought Under The Age Discrimination In Employment Act
Much of the media attention at the end of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent term was devoted to its decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, which concerned the decision of the City of New Haven to disregard promotional test results for firefighters, at least in part as a result of the differences in pass rates among racial groups.
United States
17 Jul 2009
New Executive Orders Favoring Organized Labor Will Affect Many Employers That Provide Goods Or Services To The Federal Government
President Obama recently signed four executive orders, which strongly favor the interests of organized labor and will affect many employers that enter into contracts to provide goods or services to the federal government.
United States
19 Mar 2009
New Regulations Affect Employer And Employee Rights And Responsibilities Under The Family And Medical Leave Act
The United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) has issued new regulations that will change employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”) and the administration of leaves and leave requests.
United States
6 Jan 2009
A New Congress And President May Prompt Significant Pro-Labor Amendments To The National Labor Relations Act
The incoming United States Congress will consider enacting the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA"), which, as last proposed, would dramatically change key provisions of the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") to the significant detriment of employers.
United States
17 Dec 2008
Complying With The New EEO-1 Report Due In September 2007
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") adopted the EEO-1 report in 1966 to collect annual data from many private employers and federal contractors about their minority and female workforce. Both agencies use the data for enforcement.
United States
30 Jul 2007
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