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Most countries provide some degree of workplace protection for employees and job applicants. Depending on the jurisdiction, these protections generally include safety precautions and policies, anti-discrimination... more +
Most countries provide some degree of workplace protection for employees and job applicants. Depending on the jurisdiction, these protections generally include safety precautions and policies, anti-discrimination policies, collective bargaining and unionizing rights, meal and rest requirements, minimum wage rules, and medical and family leave rights to name a few. In the United States, the federal framework for employee rights stem from statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition, employee rights statutes are implemented and enforced by regulatory authorities such as the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, and the Department of Labor. Further, many state and local governments provide additional and localized protections for employees that are enforced by local regulatory entities. less -

Gavel to Gavel: Labor Board goes back to the future

by McAfee & Taft on

In its short time, the newly reconstituted National Labor Relations Board has returned to the past on important labor-management subjects. With the new administration in Washington, most observers expected the NLRB to revisit...more

National School Walkout Planned for March 14

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

We join with the education community in feeling shocked and saddened over recent events involving gun violence, including the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We have no doubt that you...more

Works Council Elections 2018 in Germany – Are You Ready?

In Germany, regular works council elections are held every four years. The next election period is quickly approaching, starting on March 1, 2018. Companies with business in Germany should prepare for the election process...more

Considering Offering Severance Pay in Exchange for Certain Post-Employment Obligations? Think Again.

An employer violated employee’s labor rights by offering her a separation agreement that contained unlawful terms ruled a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) administrative law judge (“ALJ”) in Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr.,...more

Bargaining Levers – A Legal Pendulum

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Within eight days of each other Bill Shorten and ACTU head, Sally McManus, have called for changes to the enterprise bargaining regime which is a central feature of Labor’s own Fair Work Act. Whilst we will no doubt hear more...more

Happy 25th Birthday, FMLA! 25 Years Later – Where Are We Now?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. On February 5, 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the FMLA into law guaranteeing certain employees up to 12 unpaid weeks off of work a...more

Works Council Elections 2018: Practical Guidelines for Companies

In Germany, regular works council elections are held every four years. The next election period is quickly approaching, starting on March 1, 2018. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

NLRB Establishes New Standard for Analyzing Employers' Policies

by Baker Donelson on

In a significant victory for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision creating a new framework for evaluating workplace rules that implicate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In...more

ICE Inspections – What Employers Need to Know After AB 450

With the recent news regarding ICE raids on 7-11’s across the country, rumors of raids targeted at Northern California businesses and California’s Attorney General announcing plans to prosecute employers for violation of new...more

Employment News - February 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Small steps – government response to the Taylor Review. - That hurts. Working time detriment could lead to injury to feelings award. - It's not...more

Employers Take Note: Labor Board Poised To Reverse Additional Obama-Era Work Rule Interpretations

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The National Labor Relations Board has taken another giant step toward repudiating the Obama-era Board’s highly restrictive interpretations of work rules, set forth in Lutheran Heritage-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004). In...more

A Primer On Telemedicine And The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

Most people probably do not enjoy sitting in a doctor’s reception area with other coughing and sneezing people while waiting for an appointment, or devoting hours to getting a prescription refilled. The concept of...more

New York City Gives Employees the Right to Change Work Schedules Temporarily for “Personal Events”

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On January 19, 2018, New York City adopted Int. 1399-A (“Law”), which will require New York City employers to provide most city-based employees with up to two temporary schedule changes (or permission to take unpaid time off)...more

UK Responds to Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices

by Dechert LLP on

The UK Government today announced its response to “Good Work: the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.” This was an independent review commissioned by the Government and published in July 2017 into the changing British...more

The Employment Law Authority - January/ February 2018

Between September 26, 2017, when for the first time in nearly a decade Republicans controlled the majority at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and December 16, 2017, when Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term expired...more

National Labor Relations Act

A. The “New” National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Memos - As of this past fall, following confirmation of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel as new members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), that agency...more

Healthcare Employers Rejoice? Recent Shift In NLRB Decisions Impacts The Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

A new Republican majority took hold over the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the end of 2017, leading to several significant labor decisions. Because the NLRB’s decisions and actions impact all industries, healthcare...more

New Act in Puerto Rico Establishes a Special Paid Leave for Employees Suffering from Catastrophic Illnesses

by Littler on

The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 28 (“Act 28”), entitling all employees, including temporary employees, to take up to six days of paid leave per year if they suffer from a “catastrophic illness.”...more

New Nevada Requirement for Employers of Domestic Workers

As of Jan. 1, 2018, if you employ a nanny, gardener, caretaker, housekeeper or other domestic worker, you are required to have a written agreement with that employee. Please see full Alert below for more information....more

All Handbooks On Deck

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

A little-noticed decision on Monday from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit illustrates the profound difference in the way the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) under new General Counsel Peter B....more

Finding the Right Employee for Your Business

by Ruder Ware on

Originally published in The Business Leader. Employers today are struggling to fill vacant positions that are needed to meet customer needs. The struggle is a combination of finding potential employees with the skills...more

Employee Rights at Forefront of CA’s New Labor Laws

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California lawmakers passed a swell of legislation last year aimed at extending the rights of all employees, regardless of gender identification, salary history, criminal past and more. Originally published on...more

New York City Employers Must Grant Temporary Work Schedule Changes Beginning July 18

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Starting on July 18, 2018, New York City employers will be required to provide temporary schedule changes to employees for a “personal event.” Int. 1399-A became law on January 19, 2018, after Mayor Bill de Blasio failed...more

Resource Update: Recreational Marijuana in the New Jersey Workplace

by FordHarrison on

One of Governor Phil Murphy’s top priorities in his new administration is the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey. The proposed bill most likely to become law this year comes as employers are just getting comfortable...more

4 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2017: #4 U.S. Supreme Court

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The fourth and final key trend from our 14th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report involves rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court. ...more

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