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Retail Industry Workplace Law Update – Spring 2019

  • April 1, 2019

Class Action Trends Report

The latest issue of our quarterly report on new developments in class action litigation focuses on independent contractors and covers the following topics:

  • Is an “independent contract” enough?
  • Independent contractors in California
  • Potential strategies to protect your company and tips to defend against independent contractor claims

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Department of Labor New Proposed Overtime Rule Sets Minimum Salary at $35,308

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a new proposed rule raising the annual minimum salary requirements for the Fair Labor Standards Act “white collar” overtime exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) to $679 per week.

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Rethinking Pay Equity: Overcoming the Impact of Prior Salary Information

This is the first article in our four-part series titled “Rethinking Pay Equity,” a special series of legal alerts aimed at providing practical guidance to help employers address the many new rules, regulations, and best practices around equal pay.

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New York City, State Expand Protections for Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming Workers

Protections for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming employees in New York have been given a boost.

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New Jersey Bills Would Give Consumers Control Over Their Personal Data Privacy

New Jersey has joined a growing list of states considering legislation on data privacy to promote transparency, accountability, and individual choice.

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New York Labor Department No Longer Pursuing Call-In Pay Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor is no longer pursuing regulations on “call-in pay,” or predictive scheduling, that would affect most New York retail employers.

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