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NLRB Creates New Framework For Employers To Anticipatorily Withdraw Union Recognition
On July 3, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in Johnson Controls, Inc. created a new framework for employers to withdraw union recognition
United States
9 Oct 2019
Employers May Limit Union's Access To Its Premises For Organizing Purposes— Reversing NLRB Precedent
On June 14, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB"), in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital held by a 2-1 majority that employers need not allow non-employee union
United States
2 Oct 2019
Nevada Outlaws Employers' Ability To Refuse To Hire Prospective Employees Because Of Positive Marijuana Screening
Effective January 1, 2020, Nevada's newly signed bill, AB 132, criminalizes an employer's refusal to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee's drug-screening test indicates the presence of marijuana.
United States
7 Aug 2019
Predictive Scheduling Laws Coming To A City Near You
Predictive scheduling laws are laws that require employers to post employees' work schedules a certain amount of time in advance and penalize employers for last minute changes to schedules.
United States
6 Aug 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII's Charge-Filing Requirement With The EEOC Is Not Jurisdictional
In a unanimous ruling this week, Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525, the U.S. Supreme Court resolved a conflict among the Courts of Appeals over whether Title VII's charge-filing requirement
United States
13 Jun 2019
BREAKING: EEO-1 Pay Data Required By September 30, 2019
On April 25, 2019, the court in National Women's Law Center, et al., v. Office of Management and Budget, et al., ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") to collect detailed data.
United States
14 May 2019
Deadline To File The 2018 EEO-1 Extended
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced today, Friday, February 01, 2019, that the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019
United States
7 Feb 2019
‘Tis The Season—How To Avoid The Dangers Of Office Parties And Gifts (a/k/a The Labor And Employment Department's Annual Party Poopers' Alert)
During the holidays, many employers get in the spirit by giving non-exempt employees prizes, awards, nondiscretionary bonuses, and incentive payments.
United States
30 Nov 2018
Department Of Labor Ends Its 20% Tip Credit Rule In Long-Awaited Opinion Letter
On November 8, 2018, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter intended to clear up "confusion and inconsistent application" stemming from previous Department of Labor (DOL) guidance regarding the use of the tip credit to pay regularly tipped employees.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Employer Obligations Regarding Election Day Leave
With Election Day fast approaching, now is the time for employers to ensure they are in compliance with applicable laws relating to voting leave for employees.
United States
29 Oct 2018
New Jersey Releases Required Notice Of Employee Rights In Connection With New Earned Sick Leave Law
Earlier this year, New Jersey enacted a law that requires New Jersey employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Persuader Rule
According to the DOL's final rule, the reporting requirements in effect now are the requirements as they existed before the Persuader Rule.
United States
27 Jul 2018
NLRB Addresses Employee Handbook Standards Since Boeing
On June 6, 2018, the Office of the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") released a memorandum of Guidance on Handbook Rules (Memorandum GC 18-04) ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Employment Arbitration Agreements
On Monday, May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upheld the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements between employers and their employees.
United States
24 May 2018
NLRB Returns to Past Precedent: Duty to Bargain over Changes and Traditional Community of Interest Standard
On December 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a pair of decisions, Raytheon Network Centric Systems and PCC Structurals...
United States
21 Dec 2017
Early Gift For Employers: Nlrb Changes Course On Joint Employer Standard And Employee Handbook Analysis
On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a pair of decisions, Hy-Brand Industries and Boeing Company, overturning two standards ...
United States
19 Dec 2017
President Trump Revokes Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order
In addition, President Trump issued an Executive Order officially revoking President Obama's initial Executive Order.
United States
20 Apr 2017
5 Ways To Address The Legal Risks Of Joint Employment
Franchisors must exercise caution in how they support franchisees on the labor front. In recent years, the franchise world has been upended by an aggressive, anti-franchise, NLRB.
United States
13 Apr 2017
Is Your Company's Drug Testing Policy Compliant With OSHA's New Rules?
Occupational Safety & Health Administration ("OSHA") requires that employers inform employees about how to report occupational injuries and illnesses
United States
2 Feb 2017
Employers' Obligations Under New York Election Law
New York employers should be aware of their obligations under New York Election Law §3-110.
United States
4 Nov 2016
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