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Now What? Practical Tips For Navigating California Post-A.B. 5
On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—that will dramatically reshape the contours...
United States
25 Sep 2019
How To Conduct An International Internal Investigation
Imagine an anonymous worker at a multinational's Egypt factory contacts the global whistleblower hotline and accuses the Cairo plant manager of dumping chemicals into the Nile.
United States
25 Jun 2019
Ruling Raises Important Considerations For Independent Contractor Background Screening
A federal court's recent decision demonstrates the value in reviewing all documents related to the independent contractor background screening process to attempt to solidify potential
United States
27 May 2019
Department Of Justice Releases Guidelines For Effective Corporate Compliance Programs
On May 1, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. DOJ released updated guidance for prosecutors to utilize in assessing whether an organization had in place "an adequate and effective corporate compliance program."
United States
22 May 2019
Germany Seeks To Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence For Companies And Their Global Partners
In February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ("Development Ministry") introduced a draft law (the "Draft Law") that seeks to mandate human rights due diligence for German companies and their global business partners
14 May 2019
Starting July 16, All Companies Must Use The Esocial Reporting System
The System of Digital Bookkeeping of Fiscal/Tax, Social Security and Labor Obligations ("eSocial") is a Brazilian federal government project ...
18 Jul 2018
Dutch And French Legislatures Introduce New Human Rights Due Diligence Reporting Requirements
In February 2017, legislatures in the Netherlands and France took significant steps to implement mandatory due diligence and reporting rules regarding the impact of an employer's operations...
European Union
23 Mar 2017
Advancing Human Rights Claims Based On Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments In California And Canada
Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.
United States
17 Feb 2017
Proposed French Law Would Impose New Due Diligence Obligations On Certain Employers And Their Supply Chains
On November 29, 2016, France's National Assembly adopted the text of a bill (the "Bill") that, if enacted, would create new due diligence obligations for large French companies regarding their subsidiaries'...
European Union
20 Dec 2016
Second Circuit Finds CEO Individually Liable For FLSA Violations
In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a district court decision, holding the owner, President, and CEO of a grocery store chain was an "employer" for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, therefore, could be held personally liable for the company's FLSA violations.
United States
22 Jul 2013
Tenth Circuit Adopts A Broad View Of What Constitutes Protected Activity Under Sarbanes-Oxley
In a recent decision, the Tenth Circuit approved the Department Of Labor Administrative Review Board’s broad view that Sarbanes-Oxley protects employees of publicly traded companies who blow the whistle on numerous types of fraud, even if that fraud in no way relates to shareholders.
United States
26 Jun 2013
NLRB Finds Charter School Not A Political Subdivision Exempt from NLRA
The Board majority concluded that the nonprofit was not the sort of government entity exempt from the National Labor Relations Act, and there was no reason for the Board to decline jurisdiction.
United States
9 Jan 2013
In Hertz v. Friend, The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies The Path To Federal Courts
By its unanimous decision in Hertz v. Friend, the U.S. Supreme Court has made it more likely that a company sued in state court in a state other than where its headquarters and center of direction, control, and coordination are located, will be able to remove the case from state to federal court in that jurisdiction.
United States
2 Mar 2010
New EEO-1 Rules
Employers with 100 or more employees (and covered government contractors/subcontractors with 50 or more employees) must annually file an EEO-1 Report with the EEOC.
United States
14 Sep 2007
Year-End Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation Checklist
Employers sponsoring retirement plans and deferred compensation arrangements should be mindful of certain actions that must take place by December 31 of this year, as well as new requirements and opportunities effective at the beginning of the 2007 plan year. Few of these action items entail major undertakings, but employers should review their plans and policies to ensure that appropriate actions are taken to comply with new requirements.
United States
15 Dec 2006
In The Home Stretch (Again): The FEHC Issues Revised Draft Regulations as Employers Prepare for the 2007 Training Year
On June 30, 2006, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission ("the Commission" or FEHC) issued its second set of draft regulations on sexual harassment training of supervisors of California employees.
United States
7 Jul 2006
OFCCP Issues Final Guidance on Standards for Investigating Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Conducting Self-Audits of Contractor Compensation Systems
On November 16, 2004, OFCCP published two notices pertaining to systemic compensation discrimination. The first notice set forth the proposed standards that OFCCP would be using to investigate alleged systemic compensation discrimination during compliance reviews.
United States
19 Jun 2006
Change in Minimum Wage Rate Jeopardizes the Exempt Status of Thousands of Michigan Employees
New legislation increasing Michigan's minimum wage rate could result in hundreds of thousands of employees suddenly becoming eligible for overtime pay. The increase in Michigan's minimum wage occurred through the passage of Senate Bill 318, enacted as Michigan Compiled Laws section 408.384.
United States
30 May 2006
"Change to Win" Announces Action Plan to Organize Millions of Workers
At an organizing convention attended by over 2,000 union organizers in Las Vegas, the "Change to Win" labor federation recently announced the launch of a massive organizing campaign targeting major industries in more than 35 cities.
United States
26 May 2006
Toward The End of the French Exception?: Overcoming the Challenges of Establishing a Global "Whistleblower" Hotline
Publicly-traded companies covered by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") – the U.S. corporate-governance law enacted in the wake of scandals such as Enron Corp. - are required to make available to employees an anonymous whistleblower reporting system (commonly called a hotline).
United States
9 Dec 2005
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