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Dispelling the 10 Biggest Wage and Hour Myths – Part II

I’m happy to report (at least from the standpoint of my own safety) that I was unable to find any evidence last night of the existence of a Big Foot or Sasquatch roaming the neighborhoods of Orefield, Pennsylvania.  That...more

Illinois Child Bereavement Law Given Immediate Effect

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

On July 29, 2016, Illinois enacted the Child Bereavement Leave Act (Act), which took immediate effect. The Act expands leave protections for Illinois employees by providing up to 10 work days of unpaid bereavement leave upon...more

Illinois Increases Protected Leaves for Employees

by Littler on

Just two months after Chicago became the second city in the Midwest to require employers to provide paid sick leave, Illinois has enacted three laws that entitle employees to additional protected leaves.  The Child...more

Are Foreign Nationals on H-1B Work Visas Eligible for FMLA Leave?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Over the past few months, I’ve been asked by clients whether foreign nationals who are in the United States on work visas are eligible for FMLA leave. Honestly, I didn’t know the answer to the question when I was first...more

New Illinois Law Provides Bereavement Leave

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Child Bereavement Leave Act (“the Act”) became effective July 29, 2016, and it provides up to two weeks (10 working days) of unpaid leave to employees in the event of the death of an employee’s child. The Act applies...more

Wisconsin Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Law In Effect as of July 1, 2016

Effective as of July 1, 2016, employers in Wisconsin who employ at least 50 individuals are required to provide eligible employees with up to six weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period to undergo and recover from bone...more

Minneapolis Approves Paid Sick Leave Law

The Minneapolis city council has approved an ordinance requiring employers with six or more employees to provide up to 48 hours of paid sick leave each year. Employers with five or fewer employees will be required to provide...more

Decision 2016: Do Employees Get Time Off to Vote?

With the 2016 Presidential primary elections in full swing, employers should be informed about their obligations as to when an employee requests time off to visit the polls. An employer’s obligation varies by state law and...more

New California Family Rights Regulations Align With Existing Federal Law

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

As we start a new year, employers should check all of their employment practices to make sure they are compliant with current laws and regulations. One of the many changes made in 2016 were comprehensive amendments made by...more

Northern District of Texas Won’t Certify Class of GM Employees Alleging Religious Accommodation Claims

by Carlton Fields on

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas refused certify a class of GM employees alleging Title VII religious accommodation claims because the class was not ascertainable and plaintiffs failed to satisfy the...more

Trick or Treat for California Employers

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As we approach Halloween, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have been busy on the employment front. The results of this activity are a “mixed bag” for California employers....more

California Enacts a Raft of New Employment Legislation

The latest legislative session has just ended, and, true to form, the California Legislature has added more than a dozen new laws affecting employers doing business in the nation’s largest state.  These statutes are in...more

The FMLA Marriage Penalty: When Spouses Work for the Same Employer

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

One FMLA rule that tends to fly under the radar is the amount of FMLA leave available to married couples who work for the same employer. Under 29 CFR 201(b), married couples in this situation can be required to share a...more

New Regulations Clarify Time Off Under California Family Rights Act

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In recently published amendments to its regulations, the California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) has clarified formerly confusing rules and brought the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) into closer parallel to...more

Trying to Reason with Blizzard Season: Employers, Employees, and Inclement Weather in the Southeast

by Baker Donelson on

In January, a “once-in-a-generation” winter storm hit the southeastern United States. The temperature dropped to record lows while snow and ice paralyzed our cities and towns. Schools across the region were closed, with...more

Employee Pay on a Snow Day

With the Eastern half of the United States bracing for heavy snow and freezing temperatures this week, many employers will close businesses due to icy and snowy road conditions. Employers must be mindful, however, that a snow...more

Labor And Employment Law 2013: A Year-End Review

I. New Laws and Regulations - A. Federal - Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision, Federal Agencies Extend Definition of “Spouse” to Persons in Same-Sex Marriages. In United States v. Windsor, 133 S. Ct. 2675...more

Time to Update Your New Jersey Workplace Posters!

On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective, which in addition to providing new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, creates yet...more

New Oregon Employment Laws for 2013-2014

Employers with employees in Oregon are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature, while a new City of Portland sick leave ordinance also affects many employers with employees working in the City...more

Applying Wage and Hour Laws to the 21st Century Series: Concerns Involving Exempt Employees

In this, our final post in this blog series on wage and hour issues in the 21st century, we address another frequent area of concern for employers: exempt employees....more

Maryland Court Grants Summary Judgment In Unpaid Leave Policy Case

by BakerHostetler on

What do you do if you if you want to cash in on the recent flood of wage and hour class and collective actions, but the employer’s policies are actually lawful?...more

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