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Trump Administration Suspends Rule to Require Employers to Report Payroll Data to Government

The Trump Administration has suspended 2016 regulations that would have required larger employers and federal contractors to report payroll data to the federal government along with the demographic data that they now must...more

EEOC Updates Its National Origin Discrimination Guidance

On November 18, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, replacing the 2002 Compliance Manual section on the same topic. The new guidance...more

EEOC Releases Final Reporting Form for Compensation Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has finalized a reporting form that requires certain employers to report summary compensation data categorized by gender, race, and ethnicity. Beginning on March 31, 2018,...more

It’s Final: The DOL Issues Final Rule Providing Paid Sick Leave For Employees of Federal Contractors

Federal contractors must provide their employees up to seven days of paid sick leave each year under a final rule published September 30, 2016, by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). The DOL estimates that the final rule...more

EEOC Revises Plan Aimed to Identify Unequal Pay

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has released a new proposal that, if adopted, would require larger employers and federal contractors to report payroll data for all workers to the federal government...more

DOL Issues Updated Contractors’ Guidance Regarding Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has issued a long-awaited update to the rules that prohibit sex discrimination by federal contractors. The changes take effect on August...more

Quirky Question #278: DOL Doubles the FLSA Salary Basis Threshold

Question: Where can I find more information about the DOL’s doubling of the FLSA salary basis threshold? Did they make other changes? As an employer, what does this mean for me? And how long do I have to prepare?...more

EEOC Proposal Seeks to Expand Pay Discrimination Enforcement by Requiring More Data from Employers

Under new rules proposed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), companies with 100 employees or more would be required to report payroll data on all workers to the federal government along with the...more

NLRB Published Report Concerning Employee Handbook Rules and Policies

On March 18, 2015, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin published a Report concerning recent case developments arising in the context of employee handbook rules and policies. The thirty-page Report concludes that many...more

NLRB Report Concludes that Many Common Handbook Policies Violate NLRA

When employers hear “NLRB,” they immediately think “union.” This connection is understandable because, at least historically, the main focus of the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) has been union-related issues....more

Supreme Court Sides with DOL and Overturns Longstanding DC Circuit Ruling Under Administrative Procedure Act

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Assn., No. 13 1041: On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Court ruled that a longstanding decision from the DC Circuit under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) was incorrectly decided in contravention...more

Quirky Question #252, OFCCP Guidelines Become Regulations?

Question: Have there been any recent changes in the rules governing federal contractors? Answer: On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of...more

OFCCP Proposes Updates to “Outdated and Inaccurate” Sex Discrimination Rules

On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would rescind the existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines found at 41 C.F.R. part 60-20 and...more

Employers: Take Precautions Now to Prepare for the Potential Ebola Threat

As a general business practice, employers should routinely anticipate and prepare for emergencies to ensure minimal interruption to their business. While West Africa is experiencing the largest Ebola epidemic in history,...more

National Pay Equity Day Marked by Presidential Action Targeting Equal Pay for Women

Today marks National Equal Pay Day, the day that symbolizes how far into 2014 women must work to earn what men earned in 2013. This year’s National Equal Pay Day comes with the announcement of two actions by the White House...more

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