Richard Meneghello

Richard Meneghello

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Updated Equal Pay Data Rule Fails To Address Employer Concerns

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced revisions to its planned pay data rule yesterday, but unfortunately the revisions do not address the majority of concerns employers had about the original...more

7/14/2016 - Best Management Practices Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Pay Discrimination Reporting Requirements

NLRB Reinstates Liberal Standard For Unionizing Temp Workers

In today’s 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) resurrected a union-friendly standard making it easier for unions to combine jointly employed temporary workers with an employer’s existing workforce to form...more

7/12/2016 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Joint Employers NLRA NLRB Staffing Agencies Unions

This Awesome Infographic Explains How The Gig Economy Works

Here is a link to an awesome infographic that explains how the gig economy works. It comes from a recent Business Insider post entitled, “This awesome infographic explains how the 'gig economy' works.” I think you’ll find it...more

7/12/2016 - Gig Economy Independent Contractors Wage and Hour

Employers Enjoy First Round Victory: Persuader Rule Blocked!

Describing the federal government’s controversial persuader rule as “defective to its core,” the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas today blocked the rule in its entirety. Had it not been...more

6/28/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege DOL Injunctions LMRDA Persuader Rules Reporting Requirements Unions

EEOC To Revise Controversial Proposed Pay Data Collection Rules

Agency Responds To Criticisms Lodged By Fisher Phillips, Others - In a positive development for employers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it would revisit its...more

6/28/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Pay Transparency Proposed Regulation

Employers Received Mixed Message In First Of Three Persuader Rulings

July 1 Deadline Continues To Loom - A federal court in Minnesota today sent employers a mixed message about the validity of the controversial new “persuader rule” – the impending regulation that would force attorneys and...more

6/23/2016 - Attorney-Client Privilege Collective Bargaining DOL LMRDA Persuader Rules Reporting Requirements Union Elections

N.J. Employers No Longer Able To Shrink Lawsuit Time Limits - Supreme Court Hands Loss To Employers – But Is There A Hidden...

The New Jersey Supreme Court just ruled that employers are not permitted to shorten the time frame that workers have to file a discrimination claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), reversing a 2014...more

6/17/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Discrimination Employer Liability Issues NJ Supreme Court Statute of Limitations Workplace Injury

Union ‘Quickie Election’ Rule Survives Legal Challenge

A federal appeals court ruled that the NLRB’s “quickie election” rule is permissible and does not violate the law, meaning that employers will continue to have to live under the new and challenging regime that stacks the deck...more

6/17/2016 - Data Collection NLRB Quickie Election Rules

The Purge: Gig Economy

The year is 2020. In a futuristic America plagued by employment lawsuits, the federal government sanctions a three-year period in which all gig economy companies are exempt from labor and employment laws. Internet-based...more

6/14/2016 - Class Action Gig Economy Independent Contractors Misclassification

Uber-Expensive Settlement Could Be Uber-Important To Employers

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the...more

6/13/2016 - Employer Liability Issues Gig Economy Independent Contractors Misclassification Settlement Agreements Uber

May 2016: Ten Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, we typically bring you a review of the five biggest stories from previous month. May...more

6/3/2016 - ADA Attorney's Fees Class Action Arbitration Waivers Constructive Discharge Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) EEOC FLSA Green v Brennan OSHA Reasonable Accommodation Recordkeeping Requirements SCOTUS Spokeo v Robins Transgender Wellness Programs White-Collar Exemptions Zubik v Burwell

Epic Fail: Class Action Waivers Take A Hit - Three Things You Need To Know About Arbitration Agreement Ruling

For the first time, a federal appeals court has dealt a serious blow to class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements. In Jacob Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a...more

6/1/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employer Liability Issues Federal Arbitration Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NLRA

April 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

5/3/2016 - EEO-1 EEOC First Amendment Heffernan v City of Paterson Independent Contractors LGBT Misclassification Parental Leave Public Employees Religious Freedom Restroom Legislation SCOTUS Uber Wage and Hour

What The $100M Uber Settlement Means To All Employers

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the...more

4/28/2016 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Independent Contractors Lyft Misclassification Popular Settlement Agreements Uber Young Lawyers

Do You Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Worships The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Employers are generally aware of their duty to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs. Whether that means rearranging work schedules, permitting modifications to dress codes, permitting prayer breaks, or any number of...more

4/19/2016 - EEOC Parody Religious Accommodation Religious Discrimination

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Teaches Lessons To Employers

A recent controversy over the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” can teach employers a valuable lesson about hiring and making other employment decisions. The producers of the show were accused of discriminatory hiring practices...more

4/11/2016 - Actors Discrimination Hiring & Firing Human Rights Code Title VII

San Francisco Will Require Employers To Provide Paid Parental Leave: FAQs For Employers

The City of San Francisco just became the first city in the country to pass legislation requiring many employers to provide workers with paid parental leave, entitled the “Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.” Starting in 2017,...more

4/8/2016 - Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Parental Leave

Fisher & Phillips Offers Comments On EEOC's Proposed Pay Data Collection Rules

Fisher & Phillips recently submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency’s proposed regulations that would require any business with 100 or more workers to provide detailed...more

4/7/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Employee Privacy Rights

Is It OK To Tell Polish Jokes At Work? (Answer: NO)

By this point in the 21st century, most working professionals know that there are certain things that are absolutely unacceptable in today’s workplace. What might have been tolerable at an office setting in the 1970s can get...more

3/17/2016 - Discrimination EEOC Ethnicity Hostile Environment Settlement

February 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

3/2/2016 - Affordable Care Act Justice Scalia Retaliation Tip-Pooling Wages Zika

"You Lie, You Die" – Dishonesty Derails Discrimination Case

It’s an expression you hear often among police officers and other sworn employees: “You Lie, You Die.” That is, if you are caught being deceptive about any work-related subject, you will be terminated and your career will be...more

2/29/2016 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Fitness for Duty Exams Hiring & Firing

Fisher & Phillips Offers Comments On EEOC's Proposed Retaliation Guidance

Fisher & Phillips recently submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency’s proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation. The comments reflect an effort by the firm to ensure...more

2/26/2016 - EEOC Enforcement Guidance Public Comment Retaliation

Oregon's Minimum Wage Will Increase This July - And Each Year Thereafter For The Next Six Years

State Will Employ Three Different Regional Minimum Wages - In a first-of-its-kind development, the Oregon legislature passed and the Governor will sign into law a minimum wage hike law that will go into effect July 1,...more

2/19/2016 - Ballot Measures Corporate Counsel Minimum Wage Pending Legislation

This Valentine's Day, Telling Your Employees "I Love You" Could Get You Sued

Of all the heartfelt gestures you can make this Valentine’s Day – sending roses, a box of chocolates, or even just a greeting card – perhaps nothing means more than simply saying “I love you.” But an employer who did just...more

2/10/2016 - Corporate Counsel EEOC Employer Liability Issues Religion Religious Discrimination Title VII

January 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

2/2/2016 - Administrative Interpretation Campbell Ewald v Gomez Class Action Corporate Counsel EEO-1 Equal Pay Joint Employers Medical Marijuana SCOTUS Settlement Offer Wellness Programs

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