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May 27, 2016

Minneapolis Becomes First City in Minnesota to Require Paid Sick Leave

May 27, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, has joined the growing list of U.S. cities mandating paid sick leave for employees working in the city. On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a citywide sick leave ordinance, the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (“Ordinance”), requiring employers with at least six... Read More

May 26, 2016

2016 Tennessee Legislative Update

May 26, 2016

In its latest session, the Tennessee Legislature passed four bills that affect Tennessee public and private employers’ workplace policies and procedures. Public Employees’ Attorneys’ Fees Beginning June 1, 2016, an amendment to the Governmental Tort Liability Act (GTLA) allows public employees who win their cases... Read More

May 24, 2016

Maryland Expands Equal Pay Law to Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination, Require Pay Transparency

May 24, 2016

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law a significant expansion of the Maryland Equal Pay Law, including new provisions to prohibit pay discrimination on the basis of gender identity and to make it easier for employees to discover and discuss disparities in pay. As expanded on May 19, 2016, the Maryland Equal Pay Law... Read More

May 24, 2016

Supreme Court: Constructive Discharge Limitations Period Begins with Notice of Resignation

May 24, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the statute of limitations for an employee’s Title VII constructive discharge claim begins on the date of the employee’s notice of resignation. Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016). Background on Constructive Discharge Federal anti-discrimination statutes specifically... Read More

May 24, 2016

Labor Board Will Decide Organizing Rights of Non-Teaching Employees at Religious Colleges, Universities

May 24, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board is set to decide if the same test used to determine whether teaching employees of a religious school are subject to the Board’s jurisdiction should be extended to non-teaching employees. Islamic Saudi Academy, Case 05-RC-080474 (May 12, 2016). The Board in Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB... Read More

May 23, 2016

Will the DOL’s Final Rule Amending Overtime Regulations for ‘White Collar’ Workers Apply to Puerto Rico?

May 23, 2016

On the same day the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule updating regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governing overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees (commonly known as the “white collar exemptions” or “EAP exemptions”), a bill was... Read More

May 23, 2016

Fee Wars: Supreme Court Eases Defendants’ Burden for Attorneys’ Fees in Baseless Discrimination Actions

May 23, 2016

In an 8-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that attorneys’ fees for successfully defending a Title VII action can be recovered by an employer even if the defendant’s victory is not based on the merits of the case. CRST Van Expedited, Inc. v. EEOC, No. 14-1375 (May 19, 2016). The ruling overturned an earlier Eighth... Read More

May 20, 2016

Supreme Court: ‘Actual Injury’ Needed to Establish Standing to Sue for Violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act

May 20, 2016

Plaintiffs must show they suffered from an actual injury, not just a “bare procedural violation,” in order to sue in federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in its long-awaited decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339 (May 16, 2016). By a 6-2 vote, the Court vacated the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

May 18, 2016

Senator Lamar Alexander to Introduce Resolution to Block Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

May 18, 2016

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has announced that he will soon introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to block implementation of the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule. (For details of the Final Rule, see our article, Labor Department Announces Final Rule... Read More

May 18, 2016

Employers May See Higher OSHA Fines Sooner than Expected

May 18, 2016

August 1, 2016, is the effective date for imposition of higher fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but violations alleged in inspections occurring as recently as this February may be subject to the increased fees, according to OSHA. That is because OSHA can take as long as six months after the start of an... Read More

May 18, 2016

Mine Accident Investigation Facts Not Subject to Attorney Privileges, ALJ Rules

May 18, 2016

According to at least one administrative law judge, neither the work product privilege nor the attorney-client privilege allows an Arizona metal producer and its contractor to withhold factual information gathered during the companies’ investigation of a fatal mine accident from their regulatory authority. The April 25 ruling in... Read More

May 18, 2016

Labor Department Announces Final Rule Amending Overtime Regulations for ‘White Collar’ Workers

May 18, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its long-awaited Final Rule updating regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act governing overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees, commonly known as the “white collar exemptions” or “EAP exemptions.” The Final Rule is scheduled to... Read More

May 17, 2016

What Employers Need to Know About the New York City Pregnancy Accommodation Enforcement Guidance

May 17, 2016

The New York City Commission on Human Rights has released enforcement guidance on the New York City Pregnant Workers Fairness Act identifying five categories of potential violations and emphasizing the need to engage in cooperative dialogue to reach accommodation. The Act, passed in 2013 and codified in the New York City Human Rights Law... Read More

May 13, 2016

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Issue ‘Significant Guidance’ on Transgender Rights under Title IX

May 13, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) have issued a joint “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) containing “significant guidance” on how these departments will apply sex discrimination protections under Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 to transgender students. The DCL, dated May 13, 2016,... Read More

May 12, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law, Opening Federal Courts to Aggrieved Companies

May 12, 2016

For the first time, companies have a federal private right of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), signed by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016, applies to any misappropriation of trade secrets that occurs on or after the signing date. Until now, companies victimized by... Read More

May 12, 2016

New Workplace Injuries, Illnesses Rule Mandates Electronic Information Submission, Bars Retaliation

May 12, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” its long-anticipated final rule revising its Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulation. The final rule has two main elements: (1) requiring electronic submission of employer... Read More

May 6, 2016

Vermont Governor Signs Ban the Box Legislation; Connecticut Governor Expected to Sign Such Law

May 6, 2016

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has made the Green Mountain State the most recent state in the nation to implement statewide “ban the box” legislation. Connecticut may soon follow, once Governor Dannel Malloy signs legislation passed by the state legislature on May 4, 2016. The laws restrict employers in the states from... Read More

May 6, 2016

Oxford, Alabama, City Council Repeals Bathroom Ordinance Targeting Transgender Individuals

May 6, 2016

The Oxford, Alabama, City Council has repealed on May 4, 2016, an ordinance it passed a week previously that barred transgender people from using a bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. (See our article, Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom Facilities Based on Biological Sex.)... Read More

May 6, 2016

New Connecticut Statute Restricts Physician Non-Compete Agreements

May 6, 2016

The Connecticut General Assembly has passed a bill that establishes significant new restrictions on physician non-compete agreements in the state. The governor is expected to sign the bill (Senate Bill 351, as amended) soon. Under SB 351, a physician covenant not to compete is valid and enforceable only if it is: necessary to... Read More

May 6, 2016

EEOC Issues Position Statement Procedures

May 6, 2016

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued its first-ever nationwide procedures on respondent position statements and guidance on effective position statements. These procedures, along with the EEOC’s Digital Charge system, make significant changes in some jurisdictions, while formalizing the existing practices in... Read More

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