Ilyse Schuman

Ilyse Schuman


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Littler’s Marko Mrkonich Testifies at EEOC Meeting on Implications of Big Data in Employment

On October 13, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission empaneled a group of Big Data experts, including Littler Shareholder Marko Mrkonich, to discuss the use of data analytics in hiring, performance...more

10/17/2016 - Algorithms Analytics Big Data Comment Period Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing

When Can An Employee Take Leave To Vote?

This fall, Americans have more than falling leaves and candy corn on their minds. While Election Day is November 8, 2016, many states have already begun the absentee and early voting process. And with the current contentious...more

10/11/2016 - Employee Handbooks Employment Policies Political Campaigns Presidential Elections Right to Vote Wage and Hour

DOL Moves Forward With Plan to Determine Size of the Gig Economy

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to revive the Contingent Worker Supplement (CWS) to the upcoming Current Population Survey, in an effort to capture a more accurate picture of the modern...more

10/3/2016 - Comment Period Contingent Employees DOL Gig Economy Mobile Apps On-Demand Services Wage and Hour

EEOC Announces Approval of Revised EEO-1 Report

On September 29, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that starting in March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers on revised EEO-1 Reports. The announcement...more

9/30/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Employment Discrimination Equal Pay Equal Pay Act FLSA Gender-Based Pay Discrimination OFCCP OMB Pay Discrimination Payroll Records Reporting Requirements Title VII W-2 Wage and Hour

Election 2016: Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace

On November 8, voters across the country will head to the polls to determine the next president. Some states have already begun the early voting process. Voters will also decide who fills various U.S. congressional seats,...more

9/29/2016 - Employment Policies First Amendment Free Speech NLRA NLRB PACs Political Campaigns Political Contributions Political Expression Political Speech Presidential Elections Right to Vote Section 7

Agencies Release Final Rule on “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

On August 24, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (FAR Council) released the final rule implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive...more

8/25/2016 - Arbitration Blacklist Department of Defense (DOD) Disclosure Requirements DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors Labor Law Violations Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NASA Reporting Requirements Transparency Wage and Hour

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Wellness Programs

On May 16, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations governing the treatment of wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information...more

5/23/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act EEOC Employee Benefits Employer Group Health Plans GINA HHS HIPAA Incentives Non-Discrimination Rules Wellness Programs

Littler Principal Tammy McCutchen Highlights the Flaws in the DOL's Proposed Overtime Rules to Senate Small Business Committee

With publication of the Department of Labor's final overtime rule imminent, Littler Principal Tammy McCutchen testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on May 11, 2016, about how the...more

5/12/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Legislative Committees Minimum Salary New Legislation Non-Exempt Employees Over-Time Small Business Testimony Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Equal Pay Efforts Falter at the Federal Level, Gain Traction Elsewhere

Earlier this week, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) attempted to force passage of two pay-related bills. The promotion of dueling legislation was likely a symbolic nod to Equal Pay Day, commemorated on...more

4/15/2016 - Corporate Counsel EEO-1 Equal Pay Equal Pay Act Fair Pay Act Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination OFCCP Proposed Legislation Wage and Hour

Department of Labor Issues Final Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule to re-define who is rendered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by providing investment advice to a plan...more

4/8/2016 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Best Interest Contract Exemptions DOL Employee Benefits ERISA Fiduciary Duty Internal Revenue Code (IRC) IRA Retirement Plan

Republicans Introduce Bill to Nullify DOL Overtime Rule, While Democrats Introduce Legislation Addressing Wage Theft

Wage-related bills have been popular in Congress this week. While none of these measures are expected to be enacted during this election year, they provide clues to the battle that lies ahead for the Department of Labor's...more

3/18/2016 - Corporate Counsel DOL Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Over-Time Proposed Legislation Wage and Hour Wage Theft White-Collar Exemptions

DOL's White Collar Overtime Rule Advances

Despite significant concern from some lawmakers and the business community, the Department of Labor sent its final rule revising white collar overtime exemption regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget...more

3/15/2016 - DOL FLSA Minimum Salary Popular Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — March 2016

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute® (WPI™) presents the Insider Report, a monthly newsletter detailing key labor, employment, and benefits policy developments at the federal, state, local and global levels. This month's...more

3/4/2016 - EEOC Federal Budget Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Joint Employers LMRDA Minimum Wage Sick Leave Title VII Voting Leave Wage and Hour Wage Theft White-Collar Exemptions Work Schedules

DOL Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On February 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13706, which requires that covered federal government contractors provide employees with up to seven...more

2/26/2016 - Corporate Counsel DOL Employee Benefits Executive Orders Federal Contractors FLSA Hiring & Firing PTO Recordkeeping Requirements Sick Leave Wage and Hour

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