Susan W. Pangborn

Susan W. Pangborn

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Federal Court Halts Implementation of the New White-Collar Exemption Regulations

In a stunning development, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on November 22, 2016 barring the Department of Labor from implementing its new regulations defining the executive,...more

11/25/2016 - DOL FLSA Minimum Salary Over-Time Preliminary Injunctions Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

California Continues to Broaden the Scope of Its Equal Pay Law

In our October 9, 2015 Legal Alert, we informed readers that California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act, which amended the existing California equal pay statute to make it easier for employees...more

10/6/2016 - Equal Pay Fair Pay Act Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Governor Brown Wage and Hour

Department of Labor Publishes a Final Rule Establishing Paid Sick Leave Requirements for Federal Contractors

On September 30, 2016, the United States Department of Labor, implementing Executive Order 13706, published its final rule establishing paid sick leave requirements for certain federal contractors. The final rule will apply...more

10/5/2016 - DOL Executive Orders Federal Contractors Final Rules Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

California Prohibits Employers from Requiring Out-of-State Litigation and Arbitration

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a new state statute that, in most instances, prohibits agreements requiring California-based employees to litigate or arbitrate their California-based...more

9/29/2016 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Choice-of-Law Covered Employee

California Prohibits Employers from Requiring Out-of-State Litigation and Arbitration

On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a new state statute that, in most instances, prohibits agreements requiring California-based employees to litigate or arbitrate their California-based...more

9/28/2016 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Choice-of-Law Choice-of-Venue Corporate Counsel

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Workplace Retaliation

On August 25, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated guidance on workplace retaliation issues. The EEOC enforces Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with...more

9/2/2016 - Adverse Employment Action EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Protected Activity Retaliation

NLRB Creates New Headaches for Employers Using Staffing Agency Workers

It has become increasingly common for employers to use workers supplied by a staffing agency or other third party to supplement their work forces, often in the form of “temporary workers” or leased workers. Although these...more

7/14/2016 - Collective Bargaining Joint Employers NLRB Staffing Agencies Temporary Employees Unions

OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

On June 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced its final rule updating the agency’s guidelines on prohibited sex discrimination in the workplace. The OFCCP...more

6/16/2016 - Federal Contractors Final Rules OFCCP Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Transgender

DOL Releases Final Changes to White-Collar Exemption Rule That May Cause Millions of Employees to Become Eligible for Overtime Pay

After nearly a year of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the publication of its final rule instituting changes to the so-called “white collar” exemptions to the Fair...more

5/20/2016 - DOL Exempt-Employees Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Over-Time Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

OSHA’s New Final Rule on Reporting Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses May Have Far-Reaching Consequences for Employers

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued a new final rule governing the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses. The new rule, which takes effect, in part, on July...more

5/17/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Electronic Filing Final Rules OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

California Shapes Standards for Suitable Employee Seating Requirements

California wage orders – state-issued employment standards having the force of law – require all working employees to be provided with “suitable seats when the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of seats.” On April...more

4/8/2016 - CA Supreme Court CVS Suitable Seats Lawsuits Wage and Hour Wage Orders

California Becomes the First State to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage; New York Is Likely to Be the Second

California has become the first state to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour state-wide. The $15 minimum wage rate will go into effect after a series of gradual increases over the next few years. New York legislators have...more

4/5/2016 - Consumer Price Index Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

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