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The Stealthy Traffic Camera and the Class Action That Wasn’t

by Benesch on

Mobile speed units. Those mindless menaces squinting at everything that rolls down the road. Most drivers approach them with caution, but others, either oblivious to their presence or bent on one-upping the machine, speed...more

NYC Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History

by Wilson Elser on

New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The law, which was adopted on May 4, 2017, also prohibits an...more

Philadelphia Earned Income Tax Credit Bill Signed

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed a bill expanding employers' notice requirements to employees concerning the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)....more

Minnesota Legislature Gives Up on Bill to Preempt Cities’ Safe and Sick Leave Ordinances

In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, Republicans who control both houses of the Minnesota Legislature reached an agreement with Democratic Governor Mark Dayton on a budget bill that removed from a provision...more

Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban

In our prior post, we reported that the New York City Council had approved an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) prohibiting New York City employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary...more

New Freelancer Law Imposes Additional Requirements For NYC Companies Contracting With Freelancers

The Establishing Protections for Freelance Workers Act, also known as the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, (the “Freelance Law”), which was touted by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as the first law in the nation aimed at...more

New York City food retailers subject to early enforcement of calorie labeling rules

by DLA Piper on

Despite the recently delayed implementation of the federal menu labeling requirements announced by the FDA on May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a press release on May 18, 2017, announcing that all New...more

Emeryville Strikes Again: Another Employee-Friendly Ordinance to Take Effect

San Francisco’s notoriously employee-friendly ordinances continue to set the standard for its neighboring cities. Emeryville, which is across the bay from San Francisco and neighbors Oakland, recently passed a fair workweek...more

Avoid Legal Pitfalls Selling Minnesota Multifamily Properties

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

Whether you are new to selling rental proper­ty or deal exclusively in rental property, this article offers two examples of state and local laws that apply dif­ferently to sellers depending on the number of rental units at...more

New York City Law Increasing Protections for Freelance Workers Takes Effect

In a previous post we discussed the significant new obligations New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” imposes on employers that retain the services of freelance independent contractors. On May 15, these requirements...more

Expansion of San Francisco's Paid Parental Leave

by Payne & Fears on

The new year brought to San Francisco the most comprehensive parental leave law offered anywhere in the country. Under the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (PPLO), when covered employees use California paid family...more

San Francisco Issues Guidance for the Application of the City’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

The City of San Francisco recently published new FAQs addressing provisions of its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance, which went into effect on January 1, 2017 for employers with 50 or more...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXX: Pittsburgh Sick Time Law on Life Support After Appellate Court Decision

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 17, 2017, a panel of judges on the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania struck a second blow to Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act, leaving the Act’s future in serious jeopardy. ...more

Pittsburgh's Paid Sick Leave Law Suffers Another Legal Defeat, Battle Not Over

by Clark Hill PLC on

In Pennsylvania Rest. & Lodging Ass'n et al v. City of Pittsburgh, the Commonwealth Court ("the Appeals Court") affirmed a lower court ruling that the City acted without authority when it adopted the Paid Sick Days Act ("the...more

Compensation-Related Information from Prospective Employees – Don’t Ask, Can Tell

by Dechert LLP on

New York City’s mayor signed legislation captioned, “Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Prospective Employee’s Salary History” (Int. No. 1253-A) (the “NYC Salary Law”) on May 4, 2017. The NYC Salary Law amends the...more

Pittsburgh's Paid Sick Days Ordinance is Confirmed to Be Invalid

by Littler on

On May 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upheld a 2015 trial court ruling that the City of Pittsburgh did not have the authority under state law to enact the Paid Sick Days Ordinance. It remains to be seen...more

Freelance Isn’t Free: New York City Reins in Independent Contractors, One Work Provider at a Time

New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act (or FIFA, for short) is not just an attention-grabbing name, but game-changing legislation that has imposed unprecedented regulations on the Five Borough “gig economy.” FIFA, which...more

What NYC Employers Need to Know about New Salary History Law

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The new law will go into effect on October 31, 2017....more

NYC Pay History Ban To Take Effect October 31, 2017

by Cole Schotz on

On May 4, 2017, the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed into law a bill that amends the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”), and makes it illegal for employers to inquire about a prospective job...more

Draft Regulations On Cook County, Illinois, Paid Sick Leave Released

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Draft regulations that will govern its interpretation and enforcement of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance have been released by the Cook County Commission on Human Rights. The final regulations will be adopted by...more

Missouri Legislature Passes State Minimum Wage Bill

In the waning hours of Missouri’s 2017 legislative session, the Missouri General Assembly passed HB 1194, which prohibits Missouri cities from establishing minimum wage rates higher than the state’s minimum wage—which is...more

NYC's "Freelance Isn't Free" Act Effective May 15, 2017

by FordHarrison on

A new law regulating the hiring and payment of freelancers in New York City took effect May 15, 2017. The “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act impacts a large range of industries that routinely rely on independent contractors,...more

Labor and Employment Group News: New York City Enacts Freelance Worker Law

by Murtha Cullina on

Employers’ engagement of independent contractors has increased substantially in recent years. Short-term projects and the gig economy have fueled the need for workers, who are not looking (or are unable) to find permanent...more

Time for a Check-Up: 5 More Sick Leave Laws Await Employers on July 1, 2017

There’s been no shortage of paid sick leave laws at the state and local level over the last few years. We have covered this growing patchwork of laws and the challenges they present for employers since this trend emerged a...more

Attention Employers: New York City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” Takes Effect

by K&L Gates LLP on

Businesses, organizations, and individuals alike in New York City should be aware that on May 15, 2017, the City’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” (the “Act”) went into effect. The Act significantly broadens safeguards for...more

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