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Philadelphia Bans Salary History Inquiries, Signaling a Growing Trend

This month, Philadelphia became the first city in the nation to ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. The new ordinance, which was unanimously passed by the Philadelphia City Council, makes it...more

Federal Court Enjoins DOL Overtime Rule

Many employers have spent this holiday week rolling out communication plans and making final preparations for salary or exemption changes in response to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rule, set to go into effect on...more

The Department of Labor's New Overtime Rule - Effective December 1. Are You Ready?

The new Department of Labor (DOL) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule takes effect in less than a month—on December 1, 2016. Review our prior alert with a summary of the final rule. The most significant change is that in...more

St. Paul Joins Minneapolis in Passing Paid-Sick Ordinance

Both cities will require employers to extend paid sick leave, effective July 2017. On Wednesday September 7, 2016, St. Paul became the second Minnesota city to enact an ordinance requiring that employers offer workers...more

Are You Ready for Colorado's Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

New accommodation and notice requirements are effective next week. With a law signed earlier this summer, Colorado became the 17th state to require private-sector employers to provide certain accommodations to pregnant...more

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule

Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced its long-awaited final regulations, which are poised to greatly expand the number of employees who are eligible for overtime pay. This rule will go into effect on December 1, 2016....more

New Rule Defining Spouse Under the FMLA - Becomes Effective March 27, 2015

The Department of Labor has enacted a final rule updating the regulatory definition of “spouse” under the FMLA. This rule will provide the same benefits to any employee in a legal same sex marriage, if the marriage was legal...more

Minnesota's New Women's Economic Security Act Becomes Law - Employers Need To Take Note As Some Provisions Are Effective...

On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, Governor Dayton signed Minnesota’s new Women’s Economic Security Act into law. Employers should take note of the following provisions, some of which are effective immediately...more

Labor, Employment And Employee Benefits Executive Briefing - April 2014

In This Issue: - Employers Should Review Internship Programs for Legal Compliance ..The Department of Labor’s Six-Factor Test ..Unpaid Internships in the News ..Practical Guidance - Developments in...more

Employment Class And Collective Action Insight: U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Arbitration Class-Action Waivers Are Valid, Even If...

On June 20, 2013, in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the Federal Arbitration Act, courts cannot invalidate a class arbitration waiver on the ground that the...more

Employment Class And Collective Action Group Alert: Supreme Court Affirms Arbitrator's Decision To Allow Class Arbitration

On June 10, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that an arbitrator did not exceed his authority under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) when the arbitrator interpreted the parties' arbitration agreement to permit class...more

Employment And Labor Law Alert: Frack Supplier Hit With Overtime Class Action

Last week, a hydraulic fracturing equipment supplier was hit with a putative class action lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania, alleging violations of state and federal wage and hour law. ...more

Employment And Labor Law Alert: Increasing Momentum For Paid Sick Leave Laws

This past Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Portland, Oregon, became the latest municipality to pass a law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave for employees working as few as 240 hours per year. Portland's Earned Sick...more

Employment And Labor Alert: FMLA Changes Go Into Effect Next Friday, March 8

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations that go into effect on March 8, 2013. These regulations include revisions to the required postings and optional use forms,...more

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