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Labor & Employment Alert >> Massachusetts Issues Revised Regulations And Agency Guidance In Preparation For Paid Family And Medical Leave Law Taking Effect
On July 1, 2019, the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law will go into effect. The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has recently
United States
18 Jun 2019
Benefits & Compensation Alert >> IRS Reopens Its Determination Letter Program To Cash Balance Plans And Merged Plans
Effective September 1, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will reopen its determination letter program for two significant categories of individually
United States
12 Jun 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> New York Manual Workers Who Are Not Paid Weekly Can Bring An Action For Damages
A federal court in New York recently held that a class of manual workers may pursue claims against their employer for failing to pay them on a weekly basis in accordance with the New York
United States
6 Jun 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> EEOC Requires Employers To Collect And Submit Pay Data By September 30, 2019
In April 2019, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to collect employee pay and hours data from employers by September 30, 2019.
United States
30 May 2019
New Jersey Expands Scope Of Paid Family Leave And Benefits
Earlier this year, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law sweeping amendments to the state's paid family leave program, which is governed by the NJFLA and the New Jersey Family Temporary Disability Leave Law.
United States
14 May 2019
Employment Litigation Alert >> Employers Risk FMLA Claims For Terminating Employees Whose Unexplained Absences May Be Medically Related
On March 14, 2019, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a noteworthy decision that should remind employers to ask if an employee's unexplained absences may be due to medical reasons.
United States
1 May 2019
Employment Litigation Alert >> Enhancing Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants Against Terminated Employees
Employers must be aware that restrictive covenants may not be enforceable against employees—even employees whose employment is at will—if and when an at will employee is terminated without cause.
United States
9 Apr 2019
Labor & Employment Alert >> New York City Law Expanding Employers' Lactation Accommodation Obligations Goes Into Effect On March 18, 2019
Effective March 18, 2019, New York City employers with four or more employees must provide lactation rooms to nursing employees that meet certain minimum requirements
United States
15 Mar 2019
California Employers Required To Provide Sexual Harassment Prevention Training To All Employees By January 1, 2020
The bill also imposes certain requirements on the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
United States
11 Nov 2018
Labor & Employment Alert >> Beginning October 29, 2018, New Jersey Employers Must Provide Paid Sick Leave
On October 29, 2018, New Jersey employers will be required to provide eligible employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year under the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act").
United States
12 Oct 2018
New York City Law Requiring "Cooperative Dialogue" For Reasonable Accommodation Requests Goes Into Effect On October 15, 2018
As employers are aware, existing federal, state, and city laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
United States
10 Oct 2018
New York State Publishes Final Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy And Training Materials
As we previously reported in April 2018, New York State lawmakers recently passed legislation aimed at combating workplace sexual harassment.
United States
4 Oct 2018
New Massachusetts Law Specifies Requirements For Noncompetition Agreements
The Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act (the "Act") codifies new requirements for noncompetition agreements entered into with Massachusetts employees and independent contractors on or after October 1, 2018.
United States
3 Oct 2018
#MeToo Revives Old Hollywood Morals Clauses
Since coming to the forefront in 2017, the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have made an indelible mark ...
United States
25 Sep 2018
Benefits & Compensation Alert >> Student Loan Repayment Benefit Under A 401(K) Plan: An Important New Benefit That Employers Can Offer Right Now
Americans owe roughly $1.5 billion in student loan debt, spread out among approximately 44 million borrowers.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Employers Beware: New EU Data Law May Impact Employee Benefits
May 25, 2018 was the compliance enforcement deadline for the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the collection, use and storage of private information of EU residents. U.S.-based companies should not assume that GDPR does not apply to their U.S.-based benefit plans.
United States
12 Sep 2018
Employers May Be Required To Accommodate Employees Who Request To Work Part Time Due To A Disability, Even If They Had Previously Worked In Full-Time Roles
Last month, the Sixth Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky) revived an employee's claim that the termination of her employment, due to her inability to return to her full-time job because of her post-partum depression and separation anxiety arising from leaving her baby at home, was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
United States
10 Sep 2018
Stop Sexual Harassment Act Poster And Information Sheet Issued By NYC Commission On Human Rights
Beginning September 6, 2018, New York City employers must post a mandatory anti-sexual harassment rights and responsibilities poster and provide an information sheet to all new hires under the Stop Sexual Harassment in New York City Act (the "NYC Act").
United States
29 Aug 2018
Entertainment >> Talent Contracts In The Wake Of #MeToo And #TimesUp
No story rocked the entertainment industry in 2017 more than the stunning allegations of sexual assault against previously-powerful men.
United States
25 May 2018
Labor & Employment Alert >> Second Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination On Basis Of Sexual Orientation
The Second Circuit (which has jurisdiction over New York, Connecticut, and Vermont) is now one of two circuit courts holding that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination, and prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).
United States
11 May 2018
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