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New Sexual Harassment Laws For New York Now In Effect
With the continued rise of the #MeToo movement, New York has taken the reigns as one of the leaders in combating sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
17 Oct 2018
The Shifting Sands Of The Joint Employer Test
The National Labor Relations Board is signaling yet another change to the joint employer test in its recent issuance of a new proposed rule.
United States
4 Oct 2018
Signs Signs, Everywhere A Sign: States Require Updated Employment Law Postings
Employers are well aware of the requirement to post various notices from the EEOC, DOL, and other acronym-bearing state and federal agencies.
United States
28 Aug 2018
Trends And Takeaways From The Annual Immigration Law Conference
Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country (and some from outside the U.S.).
United States
19 Jun 2018
SCOTUS Permits Employee Arbitration Clauses That Forbid Class Actions
On May 21, 2018, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held that employers can force employees into individual arbitration and avoid class action lawsuits involving those same employees.
United States
6 Jun 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Waivers In Employment Contracts, Adding To Its Decisions Consistently Enforcing Arbitration Provisions
On May 21, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch, held that employers can include a clause in their employment contracts that requires employees to arbitrate...
United States
24 May 2018
Revisiting The NLRB's Workplace Rule Standards
We wrote recently about the Trump Administration's efforts to roll back the Obama-era NLRB's workplace handbook and rule restrictions.
United States
18 May 2018
Who Are You?: The Legal Implications Of Employee Personality Testing
Many employers require employees and applicants to take personality testing (think Meyers-Briggs).
United States
13 Apr 2018
District Court Finds Job Applicant Has No Standing To Bring FCRA Adverse Action Claim Because Background Check Was Accurate
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, when a potential employer is considering using a background check to deny an applicant employment, the employer must follow a prescribed adverse action process.
United States
5 Apr 2018
You're Fired! The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Fire An Employee
When President Trump fired then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier this month, he did it in one of the most public ways possible: on Twitter.
United States
29 Mar 2018
NLRB Rolls Back Obama-Era Workplace Handbook And Rule Restrictions
For the past several years, folks in the HR space have had to pay special attention to the language in their handbooks and employment policies out of fear of violating rules established by a series of decisions from the NLRB.
United States
21 Mar 2018
The Government's Crackdown On Businesses – The Story Continues
Last year, we heard the federal government announce that it would increase the number of raids and site inspections to ensure businesses were going through the proper procedures ...
United States
23 Feb 2018
Washington House Of Representatives Approves "Ban The Box" Law
On February 7, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a bill that would "ban the box" and prohibit requests about past criminal history in initial employment applications.
United States
20 Feb 2018
Kansas City, MO Passes "Ban The Box" Ordinance
On February 1, the city council of Kansas City, Missouri passed a "ban the box" ordinance which prohibits nearly all Kansas City employers ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
New Jersey Expands "Ban The Box" Protections
On December 20, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a new bill amending the New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act ("OTCA") that went into effect in March 2015.
United States
10 Jan 2018
Potential Discrimination Through Social Media Ads
In today's internet-driven world, employers have never had more options from which to recruit new hires. Sites like Zip Recruiter,, and Career Builder specialize in talent acquisition ...
United States
4 Jan 2018
NYC "Fair Workweek" Laws Will Affect Fast Food and Retail Industries
On May 30, 2017, the New York City Council passed the "Fair Workweek" legislative package.
United States
23 Jun 2017
Georgia's New "Family Care Act" – Using Paid Leave For Sick Family Members
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new law on May 8, 2017, requiring employers to allow employees to use some of their earned and available sick leave to care for the employee's immediate family member.
United States
30 May 2017
North Carolina House Votes Overwhelmingly To "Ban The Box"
The North Carolina House of Representatives recently voted 98-14 to "ban the box" for state agency hiring.
United States
26 Apr 2017
A New Era Of Decreased Enforcement?
Are we moving into an era of less aggressive enforcement by the federal agencies tasked with responsibility over our nation's labor and employment laws?
United States
7 Apr 2017
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