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Is Your Company’s Hurricane Plan ready?

by Cozen O'Connor on

With the first tropical storm of the season bearing down on the Gulf Coast, it is a good time to dust off your HR Department’s Hurricane Plan and make sure it is up to date. If you don’t have one, it is an even better time to...more

Annual Report on EEOC Developments – Fiscal Year 2016

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This Annual Report on EEOC Developments—Fiscal Year 2016 (hereafter “Report”), our sixth annual Report, is designed as a comprehensive guide to significant EEOC developments over the past fiscal year. The Report does not...more

2nd Circuit Reaffirms Limitations On Statistical Evidence In Pay Equity Cases

by Fisher Phillips on

As pay equity litigation heats up across the country, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a January 26 decision that should help employers in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont combat claims brought under the federal Pay...more

New ACAS Guidance on gender pay reporting

by Dentons on

With the commencement of the gender pay reporting obligations in April, ACAS have provided helpful a helpful summary (as well as more detailed guidance) on the regulations. By way of brief reminder, the regulations...more

The Employment Law Authority - January/February 2017

A Moving Target: The Not So Final Overtime Rule - On November 22, 2016, a federal judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction temporarily blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from...more

California Employment Law Notes - January 2017

$90 Million Judgment Reinstated: Employers Must Relieve Employees Of All Duties During Their Rest Periods - Augustus v. ABM Sec. Servs., Inc., 2016 WL 7407328 (Cal. S. Ct. 2016) - Jennifer Augustus filed this...more

New Women’s Equality Act Legislation Raises Bar for New York Firms

Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law eight (8) bills forming the bulk of the Women’s Equality Act, originally introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2012. The legislation amends the New York Labor Law and the...more

California To Enact Broad “Fair Pay” Law Today

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

In an effort to close the wage gap between working men and women, the California legislature recently passed Senate Bill 358 (the “Fair Pay Act”) to amend California’s current equal pay law. Governor Jerry Brown is expected...more

DOL Files Discrimination Suit Against Baltimore-Based Federal Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has filed a lawsuit before the Office of Administrative Law Judges against WMS Solutions LLC (“WMS”) alleging violations of...more

How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?

Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislature, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues and more. Which ones passed, and how will they...more

Reminder: Amendments to Illinois Employment Laws Effective 2015

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In recent months, we have reported on some significant amendments to Illinois employment laws on the horizon for 2015. Now that 2015—and these new requirements—are in full swing, we thought a brief recap and reminder of two...more

Employer Pay Practices Viewed as Potentially Discriminatory

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected an employer’s argument under the Equal Pay Act (EPA) that a pay differential was justified because a female employee and her male counterparts do not have the same jobs....more

Ringing in the New Year: A Summary of New Employment Laws for 2015

by Buchalter on

With the use of more than a few pens, the Governor of California has enacted more than 50 new laws related to employment, some of which affect all employers, and others that affect only specific industries. Unfortunately for...more

An Attorney is an Attorney is an Attorney? Not So Fast, Says Second Circuit, Shutting Down EEOC Equal Pay Act Claim

The EEOC suffered another fatal blow to its systemic discrimination initiative on Monday when the Second Circuit held that the Commission’s Equal Pay Act (EPA) complaint against the New York Port Authority was too barebones...more

EEOC Sues Taprite Fassco for Sex and Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Quality Control Inspector Punished After Reporting Unequal Wages and Denied an Accommodation for Her Disability, Federal Agency Charged - SAN ANTONIO, Texas -Taprite Fassco Manufacturing, Inc., a San Antonio-based...more

New Jersey Senate Passes Unfair Wage Recovery Act

On March 27, 2014, the New Jersey Senate passed the Unfair Wage Recovery Act (S783), which would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to provide that an unlawful employment practice occurs each time an individual...more

Obama Requests Increased OFCCP Funding in FY 2015 Budget

On March 4, 2014, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez released OFCCP’s FY 2015 budget request, which includes a request for over $107 million in funding for OFCCP’s operations. This amount represents a $3 million increase over...more

2014 Minnesota Legislative Session Opens with Multiple Bills of Concern to Minnesota Employers

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Members of the Minnesota legislature recently introduced seven bills that could have very significant implications for Minnesota employers if passed into law. The bills will be heard in House committees this week and may move...more

New Labor Laws Affecting Businesses Take Effect in 2014: BB&K's Cynthia Germano Examines the New Laws and Requirements for...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As the new year dawns and we all make resolutions we are bound to forget by March, the California Legislature has passed new laws for 2014 affecting your business that you cannot afford to ignore. Business owners should work...more

Annual Labor & Employment Update 2013

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

BB&K labor and employment law attorneys hosted a webinar focusing on new legislation and case law impacting California employers - private and public. Topics included: - New Legislation Public and Private Employers -...more

Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Dismissing Plaintiff’s Wage Discrimination Claims

by Benesch on

The Sixth Circuit recently upheld a district court’s grant of summary judgment dismissing a female plaintiff’s wage discrimination claims under the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”), Title VII, and Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights...more

Annual Labor & Employment Law Update

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In This Issue: - New Legislation Public and Private Employers - Wage and Hour Law - Disability, Discrimination and Medical Leaves - Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - Religion in the...more

Interns: Unpaid and Unprotected?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As we have previously mentioned, issues relating to unpaid interns continue to be a hot topic. In the wage law arena, disenchanted former interns have brought a string of well-publicized class action lawsuits against their...more

December 2013's review of the year

by DLA Piper on

Sandra Wallace, Partner and Employment group head, highlights the most important legislative and case law developments from 2013 and identifies the key cases to watch out for in 2014. ...more

Family-Related Legislative and Ordinance Update

by Fenwick & West LLP on

California employers should note the following legislative developments related to employees and their familial obligations: SB 770: Governor Brown signed into law a bill that expands the list of family members for...more

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