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Ninth Circuit Rules That Twombly Standard of Specificity Applies to FLSA Pleadings

On November 12, 2014, in Greg Landers v. Quality Communications Inc., the Ninth Circuit clarified a previously unsettled point of law by confirming that Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) pleadings must meet the specificity...more

11/20/2014 - Class Action FLSA Minimum Wage Pleading Standards Twombly/Iqbal Pleading Standard Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Third Circuit Says Classwide Arbitration a Matter for Courts to Decide

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled last week that courts, not arbitrators, should determine whether an agreement between two parties to arbitrate employment disputes allows for classwide arbitration....more

8/8/2014 - Appeals Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Employer Liability Issues

Expected Executive Order Protecting LGBT Employees has Implications for Employers

The White House announced last week that President Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order prohibiting government contractors from discriminating against employees or job applicants on the basis of sexual...more

6/24/2014 - Discrimination Executive Orders Gender Identity LGBT Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Obama Signals Greater Scrutiny on Workplace Pay with Latest Budget

Employers beware: President Obama’s recent budget proposal may portend a Department of Labor crackdown on workplace pay issues in 2015. As part of the 2015 fiscal year budget which President Obama submitted to Congress...more

3/14/2014 - DOL Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

NLRB Abandons Fight Over Mandatory Workplace Poster Rule

For over two years, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) fought to require employers to post in their workplaces a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). Those efforts met with...more

1/23/2014 - Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

New Jersey Voters Approve Increase to State’s Minimum Wage

On November 5, 2013, residents of New Jersey voted 61 to 39 percent to amend the New Jersey state constitution to increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.25. The minimum wage increase will go into effect on...more

11/12/2013 - Minimum Wage

New Jersey Law Now Protects Employees Who Ask Fellow Employees (or Former Employees) for Their Salary Information

Effective August 29, 2013, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination prohibits employer reprisals against an employee who asks another employee, or former employee, for her rate of pay, as well as other information such as the...more

9/27/2013 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights Request For Information Transparency Wages

Another Circuit Court Finds President's NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit raised the stakes on what has become one of the most prominent topics in the labor law community in recent times with its 2-1 decision in National Labor...more

8/12/2013 - Barack Obama NLRB Recess Appointments

Update: New York Department of Labor Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

As we detailed in a previous blog post, in September 2012, Governor Cuomo signed into law new legislation which permits employers to make additional deductions from employees’ paychecks. Among other things, the bill amended...more

6/17/2013 - Andrew Cuomo New Legislation Overpayment Wage Advances Wage Deductions Wages

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