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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?
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In November 2014, San Francisco passed the first predictive scheduling legislation in the country. Since that time, other states and municipalities have followed San Francisco's lead, and have either proposed or enacted some variation of a predictive scheduling law.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced today that it was rolling back an Obama-era policy that attempted to increase regulatory oversight of joint employer and contractor businesses.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Friday, June 2, marked the last day for bills in the California Legislature to pass out of their house of origin—the Senate or Assembly—and continue the legislative process for a shot at becoming a new California Peculiarity.
Littler Mendelson
In a three-sentence press release, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Wage and Hour Administrator's Interpretations (AIs) on joint employment and independent contractors.
Fisher Phillips LLP
USDOL's announcement contained no rationale for why it took these actions. Neither did it indicate whether either or both of these interpretations will be re-issued or replaced in a different form in the future.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Gig economy companies in Texas were on the receiving end of two pieces of good news in the last several weeks.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Scheduling employees in retail and fast food establishments will now be a costly and confusing obstacle for employers. On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law...
Littler Mendelson
When it comes to legislation, for California employers it's the final countdown. June 2 was the last day for bills to pass out of their house of origin.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Employee protests have become increasingly more prevalent in all industries, but specifically can be a problem for hotel employers.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Alex Passantino was quoted in a June 8 story from the Washington Post, "Trump officials quietly scrap Obama-era plan to protect fast food workers," on the Labor Department rescinding Obama-era...
Morgan Lewis
The DOL's withdrawal of two Administrator's Interpretations likely is a harbinger of further changes to administrative agency enforcement posture under the new administration.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals—apparently unable to wait a few months for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the issue—has now cast its lot with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Fisher Phillips LLP
Although it did not affirmatively adopt the NLRB's standard...
Carlton Fields
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered Dish Network, LLC to rescind or revise its arbitration agreement, finding that provisions in the agreement violated the NLRA Act.
BakerHostetler
The court's decision sides with the Seventh and Ninth Circuits, which have reached similar holdings, to create a slight majority in the circuit split on the enforceability of such provisions.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On May 23, the NLRB issued Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union 669, finding that U.A. Local 669 (Union) violated the NLRA when it sought to apply and enforce facially valid anti-double breasting language...
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Advertised in Crain's Chicago Business, Alan M. Kaplan and Frank J. Del Barto presented a program on Onboarding & Terminating Employees on May 3...
Orrick
These provisions are part of new "Fair Workweek" legislation aimed at providing "predictable schedules and predictable paychecks" for retail and fast food workers in New York City.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
One year since agreeing with the European Commission to remove hate speech within 24 hours of receiving a complaint about it, Facebook, Microsoft...
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Poyner Spruill LLP
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals—apparently unable to wait a few months for the Supreme Court of the United States to rule on the issue—has now cast its lot with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
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