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Court Adopts September 30, 2019 As The Deadline For Covered Employers To Report EEO 1 Pay And Hours Worked Data To The EEOC
On April 25, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia adopted September 30, 2019
United States
14 May 2019
Social Security No-Match Letters Resume In 2019
In 2019, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will once again mail no‑match letters to employers that have submitted a wage report containing a reported name, Social Security number
United States
8 Jan 2019
Employers Caught Off-Guard By The GDPR Should Prepare For A New Wave Of Similar US State Laws
Many employers in Wisconsin and around the United States were surprised to recently learn that the European Union's new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...
United States
7 Sep 2018
Employers May Require Employees To Waive The Right To Participate In Class Actions, According To The U.S. Supreme Court
On May 21, 2018, in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, the United States Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of employment contracts that require the use of individualized arbitration...
United States
25 May 2018
NLRB Strikes Down Restrictive Standard For Evaluating The Legality Of Employee Handbook Policies And Workplace Rules
In Boeing Company, the Board overruled the "reasonably construe" standard and articulated a new balancing test for evaluating workplace rules that may potentially interfere with the exercise of NLRA rights.
United States
3 Jan 2018
Benefits Counselor May 2017
Consistent with prior guidance, on April 4, 2017, the Department of Labor ("DOL") officially announced that it would extend for 60 days the applicability date of the fiduciary rule published on April 8, 2016
United States
24 May 2017
Changes To FLSA Overtime Exemptions Blocked; Now What?
The court's decision, coupled with the recent election of Donald Trump, complicates matters for employers that were set to implement changes in response to the DOL's rule.
United States
2 Dec 2016
DOL's Final Persuader Rule Permanently Blocked By Texas Court
Earlier this year, Reinhart reported on a nationwide injunction issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas...
United States
25 Nov 2016
New Overtime Exemption Rule To Take Effect On December 1, 2016
As we have reported over the last few months, the United States Department of Labor's new overtime exemption rule will take effect on December 1, 2016.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Labor Violation Reporting Requirement Suspended – For Now
Just hours before taking effect on October 25, 2016, a federal district court in Texas halted the enforcement of new rules requiring many potential federal contractors to disclose recent violations...
United States
9 Nov 2016
Independent Contractor Litigation Highlights The Need To Properly Classify Workers
The US DOL has identified employers' misclassification of employees as independent contractors as one of the "most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy."
United States
15 Sep 2016
Employee Benefits Update August 2016
The Department of Labor ("DOL") proposed revisions to modernize and improve the Form 5500 Annual Report to keep pace with changing conditions in the employee benefit plan and financial market sectors.
United States
23 Aug 2016
DOL's New "Companionship" Rules To Take Effect
Under regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") in 2013, the exception to minimum wage and overtime requirements for workers providing companionship services were dramatically narrowed.
United States
8 Aug 2016
The Final Persuader Rule: What Employers Need To Know
Despite the fact that a nationwide injunction has been issued to temporarily block the Department of Labor's Final Persuader Rule, employers should act now to ensure they are protected if and when the injunction is lifted.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Transgender Employees: Six Recommendations For Employers
According to the EEOC, denying any employee equal access to the bathroom that corresponds to the employee's gender identity is sex discrimination.
United States
2 Jun 2016
DOL's Overtime Rules Update
After sifting through over 270,000 comments, the DOL published its Final Rule detailing changes to the salary test.
United States
2 Jun 2016
English Only Policy At Leon's Frozen Custard Sparks Legal Controversy
A Milwaukee frozen custard shop recently garnered national news coverage regarding its "English only" policy.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Employer's E-mails Revive ADA And USERRA Claims
Supervisors and managers must think twice before sending e-mails, as a recent decision from the federal appeals court in Chicago reminds us.
United States
11 Apr 2016
Inconsistent Restrictions May Render Your Noncompete Unenforceable
A decision from a Wisconsin state court serves as an important reminder that employers should think twice before subjecting similarly situated employees to different restrictive covenants.
United States
3 Dec 2015
Employment Laws Affecting Your Brewery
As your brewery ramps up production, you many need more hands on deck to handle the increased demand.
United States
28 Oct 2015
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