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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The withdrawn Obama-era guidance had increased scrutiny on employers to correctly classify workers as employees and adopted expansive standards for determining joint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.
Venable LLP
The Court also held that an employer who informs its employees of their entitlement to a day of rest does not incur liability when those employees voluntarily elect to work.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
As we discussed here, the FEHA Regulations now include many new requirements for employer policies on harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Employers are increasingly using biometric data such as facial characteristics, hand geometry, retina/iris scans, fingerprints and voiceprints in the workplace. Biometric data can be used to establish...
Fisher Phillips LLP
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. This mantra holds true for California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. In February 2017, Gonzalez Fletcher introduced Assembly Bill 1099 ...
Ford & Harrison LLP
An employer hiring an individual known to be subject to a non-compete contract can expect to be accused of tortiously interfering with that contract.
Fisher Phillips LLP
With the exhilaration of starting your own business comes the responsibility of dealing with what could seem like an endless array of employment issues.
Fisher Phillips LLP
As summer approaches, the business needs of dealerships continue to rise like a thermometer on a hot summer day.
Littler Mendelson
On July 18, 2017, in Gold v. New York Life Ins. Co., New York's Appellate Division, First Department issued a decision that directly contradicted the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that an employer could be liable under the Massachusetts Anti-Discrimination Act for disability discrimination by declining employment...
Littler Mendelson
On July 25, 2017, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced its intent to publish a RFI seeking input from the public before issuing revised proposed overtime exemption...
BakerHostetler
It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of "class-wide" policy of deviating from those policies.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Tragically, stuntman John Bernecker died last week in Atlanta after falling 30 feet to a concrete floor while working on a fight scene for AMC's zombie-apocalypse series "The Walking Dead."
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The majority of courts have held that releases of FLSA rights require approval by a court or the US Department of Labor.
Littler Mendelson
Higher education institutions may soon be asked to reconsider how they comply with Title IX obligations when a student or employee files a sexual assault complaint.
K&L Gates
This was an employment case alleging retaliation against the plaintiff for reporting sexual harassment. About two months after reporting sexual harassment resulting in the temporary suspension...
Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP
On May 4th Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new bill into law that, when it goes into effect on October 31, 2017, will bar New York City employers from inquiring about job applicants' salary histories.
Morgan Lewis
California's Supreme Court holds that representative plaintiffs in PAGA actions brought in state court on behalf of California employees are generally entitled to discovery of statewide employee...
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a safety alert following the death of a tractor trailer coal truck driver whose truck tipped over earlier this year.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration met on June 20, 2017.
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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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