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UPDATE: Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To EEOC By September 30, 2019
As mentioned in our most recent alert on the recently revived EEOC pay data rule (available here), the EEOC has been considering whether, in addition to collecting pay data for 2018 ...
United States
27 May 2019
Watch – The New Massachusetts Noncompete Law: What You Need To Know (Video)
After years of debate, the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a comprehensive noncompete reform law, and Governor Baker signed the bill on August 10, 2018.
United States
30 Aug 2018
Supreme Court Delivers Major Blow To Public Sector Unions
On June 27, 2018, in a 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the United States Supreme Court overruled longstanding precedent and held that public employees who are not members of a union elected...
United States
9 Jul 2018
Supreme Court Adopts More Expansive View Of FLSA Exemptions
In so holding, the Court rejected the principle, cited by the Ninth Circuit, that the FLSA exemptions should be construed narrowly.
United States
6 Apr 2018
NLRB Vacates Hy-Brand Joint Employment Liability Standard Because Of Board Member Conflict
On February 26, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board vacated its recent ruling in the Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Inc. case that had set a new standard for determining joint employer status.
United States
28 Feb 2018
NLRB Issues A Flurry Of Decisions Overturning Employee-Friendly Board Law
On December 14 and 15, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued several decisions rejecting employee-friendly rules previously adopted by the Board.
United States
27 Dec 2017
U.S. Department Of Labor Signals Coming Changes
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) made two announcements that signal a change of direction for the new Administration.
United States
11 Jul 2017
MA Superior Court Adopts "Relief From Duties" Test To Determine If Meal Breaks Are Compensable
In a recent decision, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge clarified the standard for determining whether employers must pay employees for time spent on meal breaks under Massachusetts law.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Federal Court Blocks New Overtime Rule
On November 22, 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
United States
28 Nov 2016
REMINDER: New Overtime Rule Goes Into Effect on December 1, 2016
On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime rule will take effect. Most significantly, effective December 1, 2016...
United States
9 Nov 2016
NLRB Ruling Makes It Easier To Organize Temporary Workers
The NLRB, in another pro-union decision, overruled its own precedent and ruled that unions do not need employer consent before organizing bargaining units that combine both regular employees and temporary workers jointly employed by another entity.
United States
20 Jul 2016
U.S. Department Of Labor Releases Final Rule Revising "White Collar"
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued its final rule revising the so-called "white collar" exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
United States
26 May 2016
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Administrator's Interpretation On Independent Contractors
As background, unlike the regulations, AIs are not subject to the rulemaking process such as that which is now underway for the proposed amendments to the white collar overtime rules.
United States
20 Jul 2015
Department Of Labor Proposes New Regulations Regarding "White Collar" Exemptions Under The Fair Labor Standards Act
Like the current DOL regulations, the proposed regulations permit employees paid on a fee basis to qualify as exempt under certain circumstances.
United States
6 Jul 2015
D.C. Circuit Rules Recess Appointments Of NLRB Members Unconstitutional, Calling Into Question Hundreds Of NLRB Decisions
A discussion on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling in Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board that President Obama’s use of recess appointments to fill three vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board was unconstitutional.
United States
7 Feb 2013
Connecticut Mandates Paid Sick Leave For Service Workers
Effective January 1, 2012, employers with 50 or more employees in Connecticut are required to pay sick leave to qualified "service workers."
United States
23 Dec 2011
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