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Decoding The Rights Of Gig Economy Workers
In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor explains that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
9 Jul 2019
DOL Says Some Gig Economy Workers Are Independent Contractors
In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor explained that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
15 May 2019
Employers Get Green Light For One-On-One Arbitration Clauses In Employment Agreements
In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has held that employers may enforce arbitration agreements signed by employees that bar class-action lawsuits and require individualized arbitration.
United States
24 May 2018
EEOC Focusing On Gig Economy
Many of us remember the cartoon series The Jetsons. In that futuristic animation, we were introduced to George and Jane Jetson, their teenage daughter Judy and elementary-school-age son Elroy from Orbit City.
United States
30 Dec 2016
You Want More Time Off? How To Deal With Employee Disability Leave Requests
Disability discrimination claims filed against employers hit an all-time high in 2015. Seeing this trend, the EEOC set out to improve employer education on what is required under the law.
United States
19 Oct 2016
Federal Judge Denies $100 Million Class-Action Settlement Between Uber And Drivers
Upon a motion for preliminary approval of the class-action settlement for $100 million, a federal court found that the settlement between Uber and drivers in two states was not fair...
United States
1 Sep 2016
Massachusetts Expands Gender Identity Protections
Effective October 1, 2016, "places of public accommodation" in Massachusetts are prohibited from discriminating against persons based on their gender identity.
United States
26 Aug 2016
One Step Closer To Closing The Pay Gap? EEOC Proposes Expanding EEO-1 Report
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 publicized a revised proposal to expand pay data collection through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
United States
9 Aug 2016
EEOC Provides Resource On Leave As Accommodation
Employers have a new resource document to use when determining when and how to grant employees leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
United States
25 Jul 2016
New Federal Trade Secret Act Comes With Notice Requirements For Companies
On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA).
United States
20 May 2016
UBER Agrees To Pay Up To $100 Million To Drivers In Settlement Of Two Class-Action Lawsuits
UBER has settled two class-action lawsuits — one filed in California in 2013 and one in Massachusetts in 2014 — by drivers who sought to be considered employees rather than independent contractors.
United States
5 May 2016
Statistical Samples May Establish Employer Liability In Class Action Lawsuits
In Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, the U.S. Supreme Court held that statistical or representative evidence could be used by a class of employees to prove liability for an employer's failure...
United States
27 Apr 2016
EEOC Proposes New Enforcement Guidance On Retaliation
As has been the case since 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission again reported that retaliation remained the most frequently filed discrimination charge in fiscal year 2015.
United States
22 Feb 2016
Year In Review - 2015
As we wrap up another year of legal policies and laws in the employment area, we thought we would look back at the five most viewed blog posts for 2015.
United States
6 Jan 2016
Time Off To Vote – Voting Leave In Massachusetts
With the November elections here, employers should take a moment to refresh their understanding on voting leave law in Massachusetts.
United States
6 Nov 2014
New Domestic Violence Leave Law In Massachusetts
mployers with 50 or more employees must now provide employees who are victims of domestic violence up to 15 days of leave in any 12-month period.
United States
25 Sep 2014
Is Employing Summer Interns Risky Business?
A former intern for the LA Clippers just this month brought suit against the team and its owners, the Sterling Family Trust, for unpaid wages.
United States
23 Jul 2014
High Court Rejects NLRB Recess Appointments — Impact Remains To Be Seen
The US Supreme Court recently found President Obama lacked the authority to make 3 recess appointments to the NLRB in January 2012.
United States
14 Jul 2014
NH Legislature Restricts Employer Access To Employee’s Personal Social Media
The New Hampshire Legislature passed HB 1407 which will prohibit employers from obtaining an employee’s personal social media account credentials.
United States
3 Jul 2014
The Punt Return — Northwestern Appeals NLRB Decision Football Players Are Employees Who Can Unionize
Again in the spotlight, the National Labor Relations Board punted the ball down field in a ruling that stunned the college sports world.
United States
29 Apr 2014
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