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US Companies Doing Business in the EU or Impacting EU Individuals Must Comply with the EU GDPR by May 25, 2018

Companies with people in the EU or doing business in the EU need to be thinking about the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and whether the regulations apply to them. In approximately two months, the EU’s GDPR will…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sixth Circuit Holds Transgender Status Is Protected by Title VII and Rejects Religious Freedom Restoration Act Defense

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest to weigh in on the heated debate as to whether sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status and/or gender expression are protected classes under Title VII of the Civil…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Not Fear the So-Called "Take Your Guns to Work Act"

On March 9, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the newly enacted Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, on March 9, the first gun control measure enacted in the state in over 20 years. While, that law…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Katy Perry Kissed a Boy on American Idol and He Didn’t Like It: #MeToo Works Both Ways

In a move as tone-deaf as some of the singers vying to compete on American Idol, pop princess Katy Perry cajoled a kiss from 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze without his permission. Perry, who serves as one of the three…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Creates More Uncertainty in 80/20 Rule for Tipped Workers

On February 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of Marsh v. J. Alexander’s LLC, 869 F.3d 1108, creating a new layer of uncertainty for hospitality employers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Getting "PAID" Just Got Easier: The DOL Rolls out a Pilot Initiative to Streamline the Resolution of Wage and Hour Violations

On March 6, 2018, the Wage and Hour Division (W&HD) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rolled out a new nationwide pilot initiative, called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination program—or “PAID.”…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Oscars Delve into Legal Territory with Two Words: Inclusion Rider

At the end of her Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actress this year, Frances McDormand, after having spoken about equality, concluded with the following statement: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court's Recent Overtime Ruling Likely to Cause Payroll Problems

On March 5, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling clarifying how employers must handle flat-sum bonuses (i.e., additional compensation that does not change depending on the number of hours worked by an employee) in…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Women as Warriors: What Black Panther Teaches Us About Women in the Workplace

Coming off the heels of a fantastic Blockbuster first few weeks, nearly $900 million made at the box office globally, and premiering during Black History Month, there is no denying that Black Panther is just the start of a…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Have You Properly Prepared for a WPA Audit?

Audits of compliance with the Wage Parity Act ("WPA") are on the rise. The NYS Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit, Medicaid Inspector General ("OMIG"), and Department of Labor ("DOL") are all auditing home care agencies…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Public Accommodation of Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination in places of public accommodation, which includes businesses that are open to the public – like shopping malls, restaurants, movie…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Provides Guidance on Intern-Employee Test

On December 8, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (which has jurisdiction over federal district courts in Connecticut, New York and Vermont) ruled in favor of an employer, holding that six unpaid…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Austin, Texas Mandates Paid Sick Leave

The city of Austin, Texas has become the first Southern city to require virtually all private employers to offer paid sick leave to employees working within Austin’s city limits. This new ordinance goes into effect October 1,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

What We Can Learn from Black Panther's Success: Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Your Workplace

Since Iron Man in 2008, moviegoers have poured into theaters to watch more than a dozen films in the superhero franchise known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster, Black Panther, is about…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Joint Employer Whiplash

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has vacated its decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., (“Hy-Brand”), thereby reinstating the joint employer standard created by the Obama Board in the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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