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Big Changes For Large Employers: Oregon Legislature Passes Fair Work Week Act

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

Recently, the Oregon legislature passed Senate Bill 828, known as the Fair Work Week Act, which will dramatically change how covered employers schedule workers. Governor Brown is expected to sign the law soon. ...more

Court Rules Request for Religious Accommodation Is Not “Protected Activity” for Title VII Retaliation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision by a federal district court in Minnesota held that a religious accommodation request is not “protected activity” under Title VII. In defending retaliation litigation, employers should...more

Episode 17: Predictable Schedules And Comp Time – The Next Wage & Hour Frontiers?

by Akerman LLP on

Matt welcomes colleagues Ray Berti and Becky Barrett to discuss the sudden proliferation of “Fair Workweek” laws, which are designed to ensure that workers have predictable schedules and paychecks, and “comp time” -- the...more

Oregon to Enact Predictive Scheduling Law Affecting Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Employers

The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions...more

Oregon Is Set to Become the First State in the Nation Requiring Employers to Give Hourly Employees Advance Notice of Their Work...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Following cities like San Francisco and Seattle, on June 29, 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed the Fair Work Week Act (the “Act”), becoming the first state in the nation to require advance notice of hourly employee work...more

Turning Over Every Stone: Don’t Ignore Possible Exemptions And Waivers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many employers fail to fully appreciate the existence of a variety of exemptions from, or waivers of, some of California’s strict wage and hour regulations. A quick survey of common issues includes the following escape...more

Endless Summer: California Municipalities Continue to Enact A Variety of Employment Laws

by Littler on

Beyond the labor and employment developments taking place at the state level in California, employers must keep an eye on breaking news at the local level as well. In recent years, municipalities up and down the coast have...more

Predictable Work Schedules: Oregon Blazes a Trail

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Oregon is poised to become the first state in the country to require larger food service, retail and hospitality employers to provide their hourly workers predictable schedules – or to pay the price. This is the second of two...more

New York City Enacts Fair Workweek Legislation for Retail and Fast Food Employers

Mayor de Blasio recently signed into law five bills collectively called the “Fair Workweek” legislative package, which will significantly impact employers in the retail and fast food industries. The laws are scheduled to take...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: May 2017

by Payne & Fears on

May's key California employment law cases involve “on call” meal and rest periods, and employees working seven days a week. ...more

Equal Pay, the Oregon Way

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Even as Oregon’s minimum wage jumps by $1.50 in the Portland metro area (fifty cents elsewhere in Oregon), the 2017 Legislature has passed two more worker-friendly bills dealing with equal pay and predictable work schedules....more

WPI State of the States: State Legislatures and Governors Turn Up the Heat

by Littler on

As the dog days of summer settle in, most statehouses have closed up shop. Legislatures in approximately 12 states remain in regular session, however, with a couple more active in special session. Roughly 200 labor and...more

Reminder to California Employers: A Number of Changes Take Effect on July 1

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Employers doing business in California are reminded that a number of laws will take effect in California on July 1, 2017, that will impact a wide range of employment practices, from background checks to minimum wage to paid...more

Major Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Labor and Employment Laws

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148). Bill 148 is not yet the law of the province but, if enacted, it contemplates sweeping changes to both traditional labor and...more

Breaking News: Oregon Legislature Passes Employee Scheduling Bill

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Oregon is poised to become the first state to enact a “secure scheduling” or “fair work week” law that will impose significant new employee scheduling requirements on certain categories of large employers. Senate Bill 828,...more

New Georgia Law Preempts Predictive Scheduling Ordinances

Georgia’s Minimum Wage Law (O.C.G.A. § 34-4-1 et seq.) already prohibits local governments from requiring employers to pay employees a wage rate that exceeds what is required under state or federal law. This same law also...more

Proposed Changes to Ontario Employment and Labour Laws

by Dickinson Wright on

On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario’s Special Advisors released their Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review (the Final Report) which outlines 173 recommendations to amend the Employment Standards Act...more

New York City Follows Trend in Predictable Scheduling Law

by Bryan Cave on

New York City has enacted a law banning “on-call scheduling” for retail employees. The law takes effect on November 26, 2017. With “on-call scheduling,” an employer requires an employee to be available to work, to contact...more

New Fair Workweek Legislation Scheduled To Take Effect On NYC Fast-Food Chains And Retailers In November 2017

by Cole Schotz on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed a package of legislation known as the “Fair Workweek” bills, which will take effect on many of the city’s fast-food chains and retailers starting in November 2017....more

New York City Retailers, Get Ready To Change Your Employee Scheduling Practices

In an apparent effort not to be outdone by the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, the New York City Council has approved a package of bills that are collectively being referred to as the “Fair Work Week” laws. Fairness,...more

When Must Employers Provide a “Day of Rest” for California Employees?

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Christopher Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. - Supreme Court of California (May 8, 2017) - California Labor Code § 551 states: “Every person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day’s rest therefrom in...more

The California Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Day of Rest Requirements

by Bryan Cave on

The California Supreme Court clarified employer obligations under the state’s day of rest statutes, Cal. Labor Code §§ 550-558.1, which entitle employees to one day’s rest in seven. In Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., 2 Cal. 5th...more

NYC Enacts "Fair Work Week" Laws for Retail and Fast Food Employees

by FordHarrison on

New York City’s new package of “Fair Work Week” laws, which go into effect on November 27, 2017, will create new and burdensome scheduling and record-keeping requirements for retailers and fast food establishments, including...more

NYC’s “Fair Workweek” Package Set to Cause Major Disruption and Headaches for Retail and Fast Food Employers

Scheduling employees in retail and fast food establishments will now be a costly and confusing obstacle for employers. On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a legislative package consisting of...more

New York City passes new wage and hour restrictions on fast food and retail industry employers – action steps

by DLA Piper on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law five bills imposing significant wage and hour restrictions on retail and fast food industry employers....more

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