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January 13, 2017

Supreme Court to Review Validity of Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements

January 13, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The Supreme Court’s action promises the much-anticipated resolution of the circuit split on the issue. The Court on January 13, 2017, granted certiorari in... Read More

January 13, 2017

Federal Court Enjoins Health and Human Services Department from Enforcing ACA Protections for Transgender Individuals

January 13, 2017

The Obama Administration was dealt a blow in its efforts to expand legal protections for transgender individuals relating to the receipt of health care services and health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Judge Reed O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas has issued a nationwide... Read More

January 12, 2017

New York Bars Insurers from Denying Commercial Crime Coverage Due to Employee’s Prior Criminal Conviction

January 12, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS) has promulgated a regulation that requires insurance companies to provide Commercial Crime Coverage to employers who have prior knowledge of an employee’s prior criminal conviction. Commercial Crime Coverage is defined as coverage under a policy of commercial risk... Read More

January 10, 2017

2017: The Year Ahead for Employers

January 10, 2017

An executive summary of recent changes in workplace law and a look ahead to 2017. Read More

January 10, 2017

Ohio Limits Local Workplace Laws, Expands Concealed Carry Rights of Licensed Gun Holders

January 10, 2017

A new Ohio law mandates uniformity of laws across the state affecting wage-hour, paid sick and safe leave and other fringe benefits, and scheduling of employee work hours. Senate Bill 331 expressly prohibits cities and counties from adopting laws in these areas that differ from those enacted at the state and federal level. Senate Bill... Read More

January 10, 2017

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Service Advisors Eligible for Overtime, Setting Up Second Potential Trip to Supreme Court

January 10, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2016 granted certiorari in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro to resolve a circuit split regarding whether “service advisors” at automobile dealerships are exempt from receiving overtime under the Fair Labor Standard Act pursuant to an exemption for any “salesman, partsman, or mechanic primarily... Read More

January 9, 2017

D.C. Council Passes Ban on Credit History Screens on Job Applicants, Interns, Employees

January 9, 2017

The Washington D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act” (Bill 21-244) to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 and prevent employers from taking discriminatory action against applicants, interns and employees based on the individual’s “credit information.” The Fair Credit... Read More

January 9, 2017

New York Releases Revised Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations

January 9, 2017

The New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has released a revised version of its proposed cybersecurity regulations, which set regulatory minimum standards for protecting the customer information and information systems of the financial services industry. The Revised Proposed Regulations will become effective... Read More

January 5, 2017

Morristown, New Jersey, Issues Paid Sick Leave Employee Notice

January 5, 2017

Morristown, New Jersey, has released the “Notice of Employee Rights to Paid Sick Time” for use by employers preparing for the Morristown Paid Sick Leave Ordinance’s January 11, 2017, effective date. (For details on the Ordinance, see our article, Morristown, New Jersey, Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance.) Under the... Read More

January 4, 2017

Retail Employer Workplace News - Winter 2017

January 4, 2017

Class Action Trends Report on Defending Class Discrimination Claims Experienced plaintiffs’ counsel have turned to class claims alleging systemic gender, race, or other forms of discrimination as a mechanism for bringing large-scale, large-dollar lawsuits against all sectors of the business community. Read more… Labor... Read More

December 30, 2016

Connecticut ‘Ban the Box’ Law Effective January 1

December 30, 2016

Connecticut is the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide legislation prohibiting employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history at the onset of the employment process, except under certain circumstances. Governor Dannel Malloy signed “An Act Concerning Fair Chance Employment,”... Read More

December 28, 2016

New York Issues Final Minimum Wage Regulations and Related FAQs

December 28, 2016

The New York State Department of Labor has adopted regulations implementing increases to the state minimum wage, identified required salary levels for exclusions from overtime pay for executive and administrative employees, and issued Frequently Asked Questions for employers. On December 28, 2016, only a few days before New York... Read More

December 28, 2016

Employees on Rest Breaks Must Be Off Duty, California Supreme Court Rules

December 28, 2016

A class of security guards received an early holiday present from the California Supreme Court on December 22. The Court ruled that California law requires employees on rest breaks be relieved of all duties. It reinstated Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Shepard Wiley’s Order granting summary judgment and awarding... Read More

December 22, 2016

Employers Prepare for Patchwork of Minimum Wage Rates for 2017

December 22, 2016

With the federal minimum wage stalled at $7.25 an hour since 2009, states, counties, and local governments have increasingly stepped in and passed legislation raising the minimum wage above the federal level. Because federal law does not prevent other jurisdictions from passing laws that are more protective of employees (the federal law... Read More

December 22, 2016

Paid Family Leave Law Approved by D.C. Council in Veto-Proof Vote

December 22, 2016

The Washington, D.C., Council has approved a measure that requires employers to provide paid family leave to employees working in the District of Columbia. The veto-proof 9-to-4 vote moves the significant increase in mandatory paid time off closer to becoming law in the District of Columbia. The “Universal Paid Leave Amendment... Read More

December 21, 2016

Wheeling, West Virginia, Ordinance Protects LGBTQ Residents

December 21, 2016

Wheeling has become West Virginia’s eleventh city to pass a sexual orientation and gender identity anti-discrimination ordinance protecting the housing and employment rights of LGBTQ residents. The ordinance also protects residents who are veterans. The ordinance, pass unanimously by the City Council on December 20, 2017, makes... Read More

December 19, 2016

Paycheck Transparency Mandates of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces E.O. Take Effect January 1

December 19, 2016

The new paycheck transparency requirements under the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673) will be effective beginning January 1, 2017. The requirements will apply to all new federal procurement contracts and subcontracts of $500,000 or more. Covered contractors must fulfill four obligations,... Read More

December 19, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2016

December 19, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Defending class discrimination claims Disparate treatment vs. disparate impact The legislation The case law Prevention pointer... Read More

December 16, 2016

Los Angeles Enacts ‘Ban the Box’ Legislation

December 16, 2016

Los Angeles is the latest in a growing list of jurisdictions to adopt an ordinance restricting employers from asking a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the application process. Under the Ordinance, private employers with at least 10 employees will be barred from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal... Read More

December 13, 2016

Philadelphia to Restrict Wage History in Hiring Decisions

December 13, 2016

A new Philadelphia ordinance restricting the use of wage history in hiring decisions has passed the City Council. Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to sign the bill into law soon. The ordinance will prohibit employers from inquiring about and considering prospective employees’ wage histories, subject to limited exceptions. On... Read More

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