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Restricting Restrictions - New Legislation In Washington And Oregon Limits The Enforceability Of Noncompete Agreements
New legislation enacted in May 2019 will make noncompetes harder to enforce in Washington state and Oregon.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Connecticut Joins The Minimum Wage Hike Wave
For context, a Connecticut employee currently working 40 hours a week earning the state minimum wage of $10.10 per hour earns about $21,000 per year.
United States
7 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Rules That Employers Who Do Not Timely Assert Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies In Employment Discrimination Cases Risk Waiving The Defense
In a unanimous decision issued on June 3, 2019, in Fort Bend County v. Davis, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an employment discrimination plaintiff's failure to exhaust administrative
United States
7 Jun 2019
Massachusetts Employers: Are You Ready For Paid Family and Medical Leave?
Employers must register with the MassTaxConnect system to file quarterly employment and wage detail reports.
United States
3 Jun 2019
EEOC Announces Employers Must Report 2017 And 2018 EEO-1 Pay Data By September 30
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that employers must submit EEO-1 pay data for 2017, in addition to 2018, by September 30, 2019.
United States
3 Jun 2019
Third Circuit Reverses On Restrictive Covenant Agreement's Enforceability In New Jersey
On April 26, 2019, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded two district court decisions in which the courts had held that a restrictive covenant agreement ...
United States
28 May 2019
Third Circuit Reverses N.J. Court Decisions On Restrictive Covenant Agreement's Enforceability
On April 26, 2019, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded two district court decisions in which the courts had held that a restrictive covenant agreement—offered only to the company's highest-performing sales employees
United States
28 May 2019
Compulsory Social Insurance For Expats Working In Vietnam – Who's In And Who's Out?
Ever since the Law on Social Insurance was issued in late 2014, employees and employers have been on notice.
21 May 2019
New Jersey Appellate Division Finds Employee Stated Viable Claim Against Employer For Failure To Accommodate Off-Duty Use Of Medicinal Marijuana
In a recent decision approved for publication on March 27, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed an issue of first impression: whether an employee can state a claim
United States
15 May 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Proposes Changes To Nonexempt Overtime Regulations
On March 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking to update existing regulations regarding what employers must include in a nonexempt employee's "regular rate" of pay.
United States
25 Apr 2019
New Jersey Expands Paid Family Leave Benefits
On February 19, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill 3975, which expands existing paid family leave benefits and protections currently available through the State of New Jersey's PFLP.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Dept. Of Labor Proposes To Increase Minimum Salaries Required To Meet FLSA Exemptions
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its highly anticipated proposed changes to the salary level requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA)
United States
28 Mar 2019
Federal Court Reinstates EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirement
On March 4, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ordered the Trump administration to reinstate an Obama-era rule that had been placed on hold.
United States
22 Mar 2019
New York City At The Cutting Edge Of Individual Rights: Race Discrimination Based On Hair Is Illegal
On February 18, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement guidance clarifying that "grooming or appearance policies that ban, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hairstyles or hairstyles associated with Black people.
United States
12 Mar 2019
Recent State And Federal Cases Imply Changes In California Enforcement Of Employee Nonsolicit Clauses
Two recent cases have determined the use of employee nonsolicitation clauses in employment agreements to be unlawful in the state of California. Any employer with California employees,
United States
8 Mar 2019
New Jersey May Enact New Restrictions On Confidentiality Provisions In Agreements With Employees In Wake Of #MeToo Movement
On January 31, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 121, which places significant restrictions on the ability of employers to keep confidential details of claims of discrimination,
6 Mar 2019
Illinois Becomes Fifth State To Pass $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Increase
Fulfilling one of his campaign promises only a month into his administration, on February 19, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that will raise the Illinois minimum wage rate ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
Pennsylvania Superior Court Holds "No-Hire" Provision In Commercial Contract Between Two Businesses Unenforceable In A Case Of First Impression
On January 11, 2019, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, sitting en banc, affirmed a trial court decision that a "no-hire" provision in a commercial contract between two companies
United States
1 Mar 2019
Pumping Up Protections: New York City Employers Must Comply With Strict New Lactation Room Laws
On November 17, 2018, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law with Local Laws 185 and 186, which mandate that New York City employers meet certain lactation room standards and...
United States
11 Feb 2019
New York Legislature Passes Bills Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination And Conversion Therapy
On January 15, 2019, the New York State Senate passed two historic bills that strengthen protections for transgender people.
United States
30 Jan 2019
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