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Chicago, Illinois 60606-6448, United States
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800+ Attorneys

They’re Back … DOL Announces the Return of Opinion Letters

In the second bit of wage hour news today, and in advance of Secretary Acosta’s hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, the Department of Labor announced the return of opinion letters. In 2010, the Obama…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Delays Electronic Filing Date for Injury and Illness Records Until December 1, 2017

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has proposed to delay the reporting compliance deadline, until December 1, 2017, for certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Utah Is a New Hotbed of ADA Title III Federal Suits

Seyfarth Synopsis: Utah businesses are experiencing an unprecedented number of ADA Title III lawsuits…more
 /  Civil Rights

DOL Sends OT Request for Information to White House for Review

Yesterday, the DOL’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) sent its anticipated Request for Information (RFI) on the overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Review of the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Travel Ban Update: The United States Supreme Court Will Hear The Appeal Over President Donald Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Next Term And Reinstates Parts Of The Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Travel Ban in their next term. Shortly before its summer recess, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments on the Trump administration’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Mandatory Arbitration, Class Waivers, and the Future of Wage-Hour Litigation: 6th Circuit Shows One Reason Why High Court Rejection of D.R. Horton Theory Would Not Kill Collective Actions

Employers have faced questions about the enforceability of arbitration agreements with class and collective action waivers since the NLRB’s highly controversial D.R. Horton decision in 2012, which held that the waivers violate…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Baton Passes Back to the East Coast: Prior Salary Ban Passed in Delaware and Philadelphia Law Suit Challenging Prior Salary Ban Back On

Seyfarth Synopsis: There have been two big updates on the prior salary front. First, Delaware joins the growing number of states and local jurisdictions with its enactment of a law preventing employers from requesting salary…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The future of work: using the gig economy to your advantage

One of the more interesting recent developments in relation to work has been the continual rise and development of the gig economy – that is, workers developing niche areas of specialist expertise, but having careers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Canada Launches Global Skills Strategy to Fast-Track Short-Term Entry of High-Skilled Workers

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Canadian government instituted a new, immediately effective Global Skills Strategy to facilitate entry of skilled workers…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

And on the Seventh Day, Let Them Rest… or Work—If They Want!

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last month in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the California Supreme Court addressed three questions about California’s “day of rest” statutes that prohibit employers from causing employees “to work more than six…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Latest East Coast/West Coast Conflict: Massachusetts Courts Consider the Application of California Law in Non-Compete Litigation

Hearkening back to the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s, Massachusetts courts (as well as others around the country) have increasingly been asked to analyze the application of California law…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Hot Off The Press! DFEH’s Annual Report

Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has just issued its Annual Report on civil rights complaints during 2016. Here are some highlights…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Rescind Obama Administration’s Final Persuader Rule

Seyfarth Synopsis: Trump Administration DOL issues notice of proposed rulemaking to rescind Obama Administration DOL’s long-embattled final persuader rule. The proposed rule is open for public comments for 60 days…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

DOL Withdraws Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers: What It Means and What Employers Should Do Now

Seyfarth Synopsis: United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta recently withdrew the federal Wage & Hour Division’s (WHD) Obama-era guidance documents on independent contractors and joint employment. Those documents,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

“Controlling Employer” Doctrine Reviewed and Vacated by OSHRC Law Judge

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an interesting outcome, an OSHRC Administrative Law Judge recently vacated a citation to an alleged “controlling employer” based on 5th Circuit precedent – despite being contrary with OSHA policy and other…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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