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Employment Law - May 2016 #2

Defend Trade Secrets Act Becomes Law - Why it matters - Passed by an overwhelming majority of the federal legislature, the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) became law with President Barack Obama's signature on May...more

5/19/2016 - ALJ Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) DOL EEOC Employee Handbooks Employee Restrooms FMLA Misappropriation NLRB Posting Requirements Private Right of Action Rounding Section 7 T-Mobile Trade Secrets Transgender Whistleblower Protection Policies

Employment Law - April 2016

Supreme Court Gives Stamp of Approval to Representative Statistical Evidence - Why it matters - In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the use of representative statistical evidence for...more

4/13/2016 - Discrimination EEO-1 EEOC Equal Pay Evidence FLSA FMLA Lilly Ledbetter Minimum Wage National Origin Discrimination Paid Family Leave Law Personal Liability SCOTUS Statistical Sampling Title VII Tyson Foods v Bouaphakeo Wage and Hour

SPECIAL FOCUS: FEHA Amendments Take Effect April 1

Why it matters - The April 1 deadline is looming for California employers, who are facing amendments to the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), including the creation of an affirmative duty to "prevent and...more

3/24/2016 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies Anti-Retaliation Provisions Employer Liability Issues FEHA Notice Requirements Recordkeeping Requirements Training Requirements

Employment Law - March 2016 #2

California Appellate Panel Sets Standard for Disability Discrimination Jury Instructions - Why it matters - How should a California trial court properly instruct a jury regarding an employer's intent to discriminate...more

3/15/2016 - Criminal Background Checks DFEH Disability Discrimination EEOC FEHA FMLA Hiring & Firing Jury Instructions Position Statements

Employment Law - February 2016

In Equal Pay Push, EEOC to Collect Pay Data From Employers - Why it matters - On the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Barack Obama announced that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

2/10/2016 - DOL EEO-1 EEOC Equal Pay FEHA FLSA Joint Employers Lyft Misclassification MSAWPA New Guidance PAGA Pay Discrimination Piece-Rate Pay Retaliation Settlement Sick Leave

Employment Law - January 2016 #2

EU Permits Employers to Monitor Private Employee Communications - Why it matters - In a favorable ruling for employers, the European Union's (EU) highest court concluded that an employee's right to privacy was not...more

1/28/2016 - ADA EEOC Employee Privacy Rights EU National Origin Discrimination Paid Leave Preliminary Injunctions SEC Surveillance Termination Third-Party Wellness Programs Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Employment Law - January 2016

Does The ADEA Permit Disparate Impact Suits by Applicants? Eleventh Circuit Says Yes - Why it matters - The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals created a circuit split with a decision that the Age Discrimination in...more

1/18/2016 - Actual Injuries ADEA Age Discrimination Caregivers Disparate Impact EEOC FMLA Hiring & Firing Hostile Environment Human Rights Independent Contractors Job Applicants Labor Law Violations Misclassification PAGA Race Discrimination Successor Liability Title VII Transgender Uber Wage and Hour

Employment Law - December 2015

NLRB Goes One Step Further, Holds Optional Waiver of Class Action Arbitrations Illegal - Why it matters - Reiterating its stance against arbitration agreements that prohibit class or collective actions, a panel of...more

12/14/2015 - Class Action Arbitration Waivers Disability Discrimination Dodd-Frank EEOC Enforcement Actions IBM NLRB Reasonable Accommodation Rest and Meal Break SEC Wage and Hour Whistleblowers

Employment Law - November 2015 #2

California Supreme Court to Consider "Day of Rest" Law: Why it matters - The California Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the number of consecutive days an employee may legally work without running afoul of...more

11/30/2015 - Apple Breastfeeding CA Supreme Court FEHA FLSA Governor Cuomo Marriott Minimum Wage Nordstrom Inc. Pregnancy Discrimination Retaliation Title VII Wage and Hour Whistleblower Protection Policies Wrongful Termination

Employment Law - November 2015

Following California, New York Toughens Equal Pay Law - Why it matters: Following in the recent footsteps of California, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Achieve Pay Equality Act, providing greater...more

11/13/2015 - Age Discrimination Class Action Arbitration Waivers EEOC Equal Pay GINA Governor Cuomo Mach Mining v EEOC Motion to Compel NLRA NLRB Protected Concerted Activity SCOTUS Social Media Termination Wellness Programs

SEC: It Doesn't Matter Where You Blow the Whistle

Why it matters - In a new rule interpretation, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared that whistleblowers that report allegedly unlawful activity internally are entitled to the same protections as those...more

9/4/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Dodd-Frank FCPA Internal Reporting Interpretive Rule Investor Protection Rule 21F Sarbanes-Oxley SEC Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Wrongful Termination

Employment Law - August 2015 #2

The Customer Isn't Always Right—Especially When He Harasses Employees: Why it matters - Providing an important reminder about the potential for liability from customers, a new lawsuit was filed against a supermarket...more

8/21/2015 - Administrative Appeals Age Discrimination Arbitration Agreements DHS Employee Transfers Employment Discrimination Form I-129 H-1B NLRA NLRB Section 7 Sexual Harassment USCIS

Employment Law - June 2015 #2

Joint Employers Can Be Liable for Employee Misclassification in California: Why it matters - Liability under the California Labor Code extends to joint employers that are aware of a willful misclassification of an...more

6/29/2015 - Civil Monetary Penalty Class Action Discrimination DOL Earned Sick Time EEOC Employer Liability Issues FLSA FMLA Hostile Environment Independent Contractors Joint and Several Liability Joint Employers Minimum Wage Misclassification OSHA PAGA Paid Leave SCOTUS Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination Sick Leave Transgender Tyson Foods Wage and Hour

Employment Law - June 2015

Actual Knowledge by Employer Not Necessary for Title VII Religious Discrimination Claim, U.S. Supreme Court Rules - Why it matters: In a closely watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a teenage applicant to...more

6/15/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Class Action Disability EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employer Liability Issues FEHA Health Care Providers Hiring & Firing Litigation Strategies Mootness On-Call Employees On-Duty Meal Period Waivers Religious Accommodation Religious Discrimination Rest and Meal Break SCOTUS Security Guards Settlement TCPA Text Messages Texting Title VII Wage and Hour

Employment Law - May 2015 #2

Coming Soon to an In-Box Near You: An EEOC Charge - Why it matters: Employers, take note: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has initiated the rollout of its electronic complaint program, the first...more

5/28/2015 - ACT Digital EEOC Employee Tracking Employer Liability Issues Fast-Food Industry FEHA Minimum Wage Non-Compete Agreements OSHA Smartphones Wage and Hour Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

Employment Law - May 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Permits Narrow Review of EEOC Conciliation Process - Why it matters: The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory—albeit limited—to employers when it determined that courts may consider the...more

5/14/2015 - Class Action Conciliation Dress Codes EEOC FLSA Harassment Internal Reporting Mach Mining v EEOC NLRB Rest and Meal Break SCOTUS Security Checks Title VII Wage and Hour

Employment Law - April 2015 #2

LinkedIn Search Doesn’t Implicate FCRA, California Court Rules - Why it matters: Granting LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss, a federal court judge in California held that LinkedIn users could not sue the site for...more

4/30/2015 - ADA Discrimination EEOC FCRA Gender Discrimination H-1B Hiring & Firing LinkedIn Social Media Telecommuting Transgender USCIS Visas

Employment Law - April 2015

To Accommodate or Not to Accommodate? U.S. Supreme Court Weighs in on Pregnant Employees - Why it matters: The U.S. Supreme Court decided the first of two major employment law cases this term when a 6-3 majority of...more

4/21/2015 - ADA Confidentiality Agreements Dodd-Frank Facebook NLRA NLRB Obscenity Pregnancy Discrimination Protected Concerted Activity Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS SEC Union Related-Speech Whistleblowers Young v United Parcel Service

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