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A Call to Action—Stamping Out Workplace Harassment

“This” isn’t just about Harvey Weinstein, Roy Jones, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken, Matt Lauer, or others in the news. “This” isn’t just about politicians, Hollywood, and the media. “This” is a real problem in workplaces across...more

Salary History Inquiries to Be Off-Limits to New York City Employers

Action Item: On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed Int. No. 1253-A, a bill making it unlawful as part of the hiring process for an employer to ask about or rely on a prospective employee’s prior salary...more

Philadelphia Postpones Salary History Ban

Action Item: The City of Philadelphia has agreed to a court order postponing the effective date of a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring into a job candidate’s salary or benefit history during the application...more

Seventh Circuit Is First to Hold that Title VII Protects against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Action Item: In a landmark decision yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal circuit court in the nation to hold that discrimination based on sexual orientation is...more

Inclusion of Liability Waiver in FCRA Disclosures Violates the Act

Action Item: In a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit, which may have broad implications across the country, the Court held that an employer’s inclusion of a liability waiver as part of the Fair Credit Reporting...more

District Court Grants Injunctive Relief Blocking December 1 Implementation of New DOL Overtime Rule

Action Item: Yesterday, Judge Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new regulation governing the...more

What Does Trump's Win Mean for New Overtime Regulations?

Action Item: As December quickly approaches, do not forget that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) revisions to the “White Collar Exemption” regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are set to take effect...more

New OSHA Rule Creates Concern for Employers’ Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies

As we reported in May 2016, OSHA recently published a rule that phases in new requirements for employers. Certain portions of the rule that protect employees against retaliation for reporting injuries and illnesses are giving...more

Employer Call To Action—It’s Time! The New Overtime Regs Are Almost Here!

Action Item: In case you’ve been hibernating for the last year or so, get ready: the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) is poised to publish its long-awaited final revisions to the “White Collar Exemption” regulations under the...more

DOL New White Collar Exemption Regulations Are At The Goal Line

Action Item: On March 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the final step in its long process to put in place the final new regulations governing the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar exemptions.” DOL...more

DOL Throws 3rd Fastball in Less than a Year, Seeking to Strikeout Employers by Targeting Joint Employment

Action Item: On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued guidance regarding the determination of joint employer status under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and...more

Public Comment Period on DOL Proposed “White Collar” Exemption Regulations Closes with a Bang

Action Item: As the public comment period closed on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed revisions to the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Wage & Hour Defense Institute (“WHDI”),...more

DOL Strikes Again – Misclassification Is (Still) the Target

Action Item: On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance warning against misclassification of employees as “independent contractors,” enumerating the many evils of such misclassification, and...more

DOL Unveils Critical New Proposed FLSA Regulations

Action Item: The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced its much-anticipated proposed regulations regarding “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which, if implemented, would...more

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