Mondaq USA: Employment and HR
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
Over the past few years, California has gradually limited the ability of employers to utilize criminal records and background checks in making employment decisions.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mortgage underwriters do not qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's administrative exemption because they are more appropriately characterized as "production" employees...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Philippe Weiss was interviewed on July 12 by WGN Radio on a recent study about the level of weariness women and men feel spending one-on-one time with the opposite sex.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a recent win for employers, the Fifth Circuit clarified that opened-ended or unlimited requests to work from home are unreasonable under the Americans with Disabilities Act ...
Littler Mendelson
A new Tennessee law, effective July 1, 2017, imposes new reporting requirements on healthcare practitioner1 (HCP) employers.
Foley & Lardner
Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As our readers know, we have been monitoring decisions regarding the ability of employers to take disciplinary action against employees for using marijuana at work (like this decision here).
The McLane Law Firm
On July 5, 2017 Washington became the latest state to enact some form of paid family and medical leave.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
McConnell Delays August Recess, Vows Health Care Vote "Next Week." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced on Tuesday that he is delaying the August recess by two weeks...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
New job to-do list: (1) send goodbye email; (2) attend goodbye party; (3) update LinkedIn account; and (4) then use said LinkedIn account to send old colleagues new contact information.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In November 2016, NYC Mayor De Blasio signed into law the Freelance Isn't Free Act, establishing protections for freelance workers, including the right to receive a written contract.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
During his tenure, President Obama filled 329 vacancies on Article III courts and 18 on Article I courts.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries.
Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
As we've discussed previously, cities across the state have recently enacted ordinances increasing the minimum wages and the amount of paid sick leave available to employees above the state-wide minimums.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Today, the Supreme Court handed a long-awaited victory to religiously affiliated organizations operating pension plans under ERISA's "church plan" exemption.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The applicability date for the long-awaited, much-debated Fiduciary Rule (see prior Jackson Lewis coverage here) is now upon us. So what does it mean?
Jackson Lewis P.C.
A Michigan appellate court denied an attempt by an employee to receive a severance jackpot based on a drafting mistake made by his former employer.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Assembly Bill 1008 is making its way through the California legislature, after being passed in its amended form by the Committee on Appropriations on May 26, 2017.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Both California and the City of Los Angeles have enacted regulations effective July 1, 2017 governing employer use of applicant and employee criminal history in making employment decisions.
Venable LLP
The withdrawn Obama-era guidance had increased scrutiny on employers to correctly classify workers as employees and adopted expansive standards for determining joint employment.
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Duane Morris LLP
The probability of a court issuing a permanent injunction or agency action rescinding or modifying the Final Rule could be influenced by the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump and change in administration.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On May 17, 2017, a panel of judges on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania struck a second blow to Pittsburgh's Paid Sick Days Act, leaving the Act's future in serious jeopardy.
Orrick
On Tuesday, a federal district court in Florida issued an order in the first known trial involving accessibility to a public accommodation's website.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A California jury recently awarded a $3.3 million verdict to a California Department of Transportation employee who alleged a variety of disability-related claims involving...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On May 30, 2017, the New York City Council passed the "Fair Workweek" legislative package.
Littler Mendelson
Dear Littler: One of our employees here in Iowa has requested to bring a pet pig to work for "emotional support" purposes. A pig! In a factory! Do I need to entertain her request?
Fisher Phillips LLP
While most employers know – or quickly learn – that they should avoid interrogating their employees about union matters...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Effective June 9, 2017, the Department of Labor expanded the definition of fiduciary (the "Fiduciary Rule") to include any professional, including but not limited to insurance agents...
Andrews Kurth LLP
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, on May 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments relating to the legality of Sections 2 and 6...
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