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DOJ Says Title VII's Sex Discrimination Prohibition Includes Gender Identity

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) now takes the position that Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination includes discrimination based on gender identity, including…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Opens Company Email Systems to Employees for Communications Protected by the National Labor Relations Act

Perhaps overlooked due to the announcement by the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or the "Board") of its revised procedures for union elections, the NLRB issued a decision on December 11 that will have a far-reaching…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Adopts New Election Procedures

On December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") announced that it has adopted the final rule amending its procedures for union representation elections. The new rule's primary purpose is to permit union…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Appeals Court Vacates DOL Rule Authorizing Use of Skill-Based Private Wage Surveys in H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Application Proceedings

On December 5, 2014, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion vacating the Department of Labor (DOL) regulation and related guidance memorandum authorizing DOL, at the request of the employer,…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Can Your Agency Afford to Employ "Sleep-Ins"?

Under the U.S. Department of Labor's Final Rule on Domestic Service, ("DOL Final Rule") effective January 1, 2015, home care agencies can no longer claim the companionship exemption. As a result, managed care companies may be…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Narrows Test for Compensable Time Under the FLSA

On December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision favorable to employers significantly limiting the types of preliminary and postliminary activities that are compensable under the Fair Labor…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Get Ready to Ring in the New Year with New California Laws For 2015

Last week marked the official start of the holiday season. As we're now racing towards the end of the year, and getting ready for parties, gifts, and, perhaps, (ugh!) holiday travel, employers also should be getting ready to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

OFCCP Releases Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, signed by President Obama on July 21, 2014, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

California Employers Should be Prepared to Comply with California's Law Making Companies Liable for Staffing Company/Labor Contractors' Wage-and-Hour and Other Employment Violations

Employers in California should be prepared to comply with the requirements of Assembly Bill No. 1897, which, as discussed in our prior alert, increases liability for most companies who use contract labor for their operations…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Zero Tolerance for Marijuana Use by Employees: A Prescription for Litigation?

The dramatic inconsistency between federal and state law with regard to the use of marijuana may mean that employers with zero tolerance policies for marijuana use will face an increasing likelihood of litigation over the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

City of Oakland Joins Two Other California Cities in Mandating Paid Sick Leave

On November 4, 2014, voters in the City of Oakland passed a measure mandating paid sick leave for eligible employees. The city has become the third city in California (after San Francisco and San Diego) to require paid sick…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How Will Obama's Immigration Actions Impact Employers?

On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration, which will grant work authorization to millions of undocumented workers. In addition, the executive actions seek to boost the…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employer Errors in Dealing with Additional Medicare Tax

The IRS has modified two of its "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) relating to the additional 0.9 percent "high-earner" Medicare tax that is required to be withheld starting this year. The modifications address how to deal with…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

OFCCP Announces Issuance of 2,500 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that it will mail Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to contractor facilities across the country that have been selected for compliance…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Unpaid Wage Claims for Pre- and/or Post-Work Activities: Leaving America's Heartland and Coming to a Corporate Environment Near You

It is nothing new for farms and manufacturing plants to find themselves subject to collective and/or class action lawsuits by employees claiming they should have been paid for time spent "donning and doffing" work clothes and…more
| Agriculture, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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