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‘I was not told there would be math’

Saturday Night Live has made invaluable contributions to American humor, but the best may be the show’s political parodies. Chevy Chase was famous for mocking Gerald Ford’s clumsy reputation (undeserved, for sure, considering…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

The UK Continues to Take Aim at the Gender Pay Gap

More than 35 years after the United Kingdom's Equal Pay Act was introduced, recently released statistics show a 19.2 percent gap in average full time salaries between men and women. Recently, Shared Parental Leave was…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Russia's New Personal Data Localization Requirements

Employers in Russia and companies doing business in Russia should be prepared to comply with recently enacted requirements governing storage and processing of the personal data of Russian citizens, which are designed to provide…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL Issues Long-Awaited New Rule Governing Retirement Investment Advisors

On April 6, 2016, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a long-awaited final rule expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under ERISA as well as the duties of investment advisors who qualify as fiduciaries thereunder…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law and Increases Minimum Wage Rate

On March 31, 2016, New York State lawmakers finalized a budget deal that included: (1) a bill mandating paid family leave for most employees (the "Paid Family Leave Law") and (2) a statewide incremental increase to a $15 per…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Tells Both Sides to Sit Down

The California Supreme Court's recent decision in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy/Henderson v. JPMorgan Chase has clarified the state's standards concerning when employers must provide suitable seating to their employees. While the…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Approve Fully Paid Leave for New Parents

On April 5, 2016, San Francisco, California's Board of Supervisors approved a measure mandating that San Francisco employers provide six weeks of fully paid leave during a calendar year for new parents, including mothers,…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

What’s on the Horizon for U.S. Employers in 2016?

While the upcoming U.S. Presidential election and on-going Congressional gridlock make it unlikely any new federal employment laws will be enacted in the U.S. in 2016, employers can expect federal agencies to continue their…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team alleges gender wage discrimination

Five star players of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo) made headlines this week by filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Department Unveils Final "Persuader Rule"

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued the final version of its "persuader rule," which requires employers, third-party lawyers and other labor consultants to disclose to the DOL any arrangement to persuade…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Lack of Time Records? There's an Expert for That – U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Use of Time Study Experts in Class Certification

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that when an employer fails to create accurate time records, courts may rely on expert time studies not only to determine unpaid hours of work, but also to determine the underlying issue of…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Andrews and Hogan verdicts demonstrate disgust against invasion of privacy

Just this month, two large jury awards were given to celebrities in their respective civil suits alleging amongst other things, invasion of privacy: First, FOX sportscaster Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in her…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Is it a Gamble for Employers to Permit Office Pools During March Madness?

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will bet a total of $9.2 billion on March Madness brackets, pools and contests this year, an increase of approximately $200 million from last year. While estimates vary,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

More Businesses Face Lawsuits Challenging Website Accessibility

Despite the recent explosion of lawsuits challenging the accessibility of websites under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that it will not publish proposed…more
| Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Get Ready: USDOL Sends Final White Collar Exemption Rule to OMB – Could be Published in 30 to 60 Days

On Tuesday, March 15th, the US Department of Labor (DOL) sent to the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its Final Rule revising the White Collar Exemption Regulations, which will likely expand overtime…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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