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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

More flexibility for employers in Belgium in 2018: Profit Bonus and E-Commerce

A new bill, the so-called Programme Act of 25 December 2017, introduces as from 1 January 2018 a series a new legislative initiatives in Belgium which offer more flexibility for employers. 1. Tax friendly profit sharing...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

New Law Permits NYC Employees to Make Temporary Changes to Work Schedules

Effective July 18, 2018, New York City employers will be required to allow employees who have been employed for at least 120 days and who work at least 80 hours in New York City in a calendar year to make two temporary...more

The flexi-job system will be extended to a number of other sectors

by DLA Piper on

The flexi-job regime was already introduced in the horeca (hotels, restaurants and pubs) sector by means of the Act of 16 November 2015 holding various provisions concerning social affairs. The system aimed to combat...more

SMART Working - Italy: New Flexible Working Opportunity

by Fisher Phillips on

The International Employers Forum welcomed Anna Cozzi, Esquire, from Daverio & Florio law firm, to join a panel of international lawyers, including my colleague William Wright, to speak about changes in employment law around...more

Proposed National Paid Leave and Flexible Work Options Law Will Preempt State Leave Laws

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Three Republicans from the House of Representatives hailing from states with paid family and sick leave laws have sponsored the Workflex in the 21st Century Act, signaling increasing frustration with the...more

WPI Insider Briefing – A Taxing Year Races to the Finish Line

by Littler on

As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress made progress toward their singular legislative priority to enact comprehensive tax reform. Facing uncertainty in the 2018 midterm...more

Just in Time for the Holidays

by Blank Rome LLP on

New York State is considering new regulations that will restrict the ability of service industry employers to utilize “on-call” or “just in time” scheduling practices for shift workers. These scheduling practices are common...more

Federal Legislation Would Pre-empt State and Local Laws in Return for Guaranteed Paid Leave

On November 2, Republican congresswomen introduced legislation that would relieve employers from the growing patchwork of state and local paid employee leave laws in return for their guarantee of certain paid benefits. The...more

Congress Tackles Federal Paid Leave with Flexible Work Standards Bill

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) last week introduced bill H.R. 4219, "Workflex in the 21st Century Act," which, if passed, will create a voluntary program through which employers can opt to offer employees a...more

3rd Circuit Rules Employers Must Pay for Short Breaks

A recent case in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals serves as an important reminder that employers must pay workers for short breaks. The opinion by Judge McKee in Secretary United States Department of Labor v. American...more

Rules Proposed For NYC’s Fair Workweek Law

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the agency tasked with enforcing the city’s new “Fair Workweek Law,” recently issued proposed rules to implement the legislation and provide guidance to covered employers...more

Republican Lawmakers Try New Approach to Paid Leave, Workplace Flexibility

by Littler on

In an effort to promote workplace flexibility and streamline employer paid leave obligations, three members of the House of Representatives on November 2, 2017 introduced a bill that takes a novel approach to promote...more

Fifth Circuit Ruling Emphasizes Importance of Establishing Factual Basis for Compensating Employees Using Fluctuating Workweek...

by Jackson Walker on

On August 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in Hills v. Entergy Operations, Inc., addressing what it called the “tricky” and often “perplexing” task of determining a salaried...more

NYC’s “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” Might End Up Impacting Businesses Across the Country

by Fisher Phillips on

Many workers are leaving the comfort and stability of traditional 9 to 5 jobs in favor of more flexible options. This paradigm shift may be new to the general public, but it certainly does not appear to be a passing fad. In...more

The Law On Demand

by Fisher Phillips on

The on demand economy is now far more expansive than transportation or food delivery. In fact, lawyers now make up a growing aspect of this market as an increasing number make themselves available as “contract attorneys”...more

“Congratulations – Now, Back To Work!” What Employers Need To Know About The Fifth Trimester

by Fisher Phillips on

Parents everywhere are familiar with the joys and trials of the three trimesters of pregnancy. The term “fourth trimester” has also gained widespread recognition, that three-month period when a baby gets used to living...more

NYC Mayor Signs Into Law Suite of Retail and Fast Food Employee Protections

On May 30, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill package into law that will impose new restrictions on retail and fast food employers with regard to employee scheduling, hiring, and pay practices. The laws...more

NYC Scheduling Laws Will Constrain Employers’ Scheduling And Flexibility - Retail and Fast Food Employers Soon Subject To “Fair...

by Fisher Phillips on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a suite of legislation dubbed the “Fair Workweek” bills into effect on May 30, 2017, which will limit the scheduling practices and flexibility of certain employers. These laws are...more

Federal Legislation Seeks to Advance Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

by Fisher Phillips on

Several weeks ago, we asked if the concept of portable benefits for gig economy workers was one step closer to reality, with rumors swirling of imminent federal legislation forthcoming. Well, this issue just took a big leap...more

U.S. House passes bill to substitute overtime pay with time off

by McAfee & Taft on

On May 2, 2017, the Executive Office of the President issued a statement supporting a new House bill, H.R. 1180. H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017, proposes to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”)...more

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Regular Rate Case; Ninth Circuit Decision Requiring Overtime on “Cash-in-Lieu” of Benefits Stands

Even the Supreme Court doesn’t want to talk about the regular rate of pay. The City of San Gabriel, California, provides a flexible benefits plan to its employees under which they receive a designated monetary amount to...more

Are Portable Benefits One Step Closer To Reality?

by Fisher Phillips on

According to a great article by Tyrone Richardson in Bloomberg BNA, it appears that the concept of portable benefits for gig workers is a step closer to reality. Richardson reports that Congress is “seeking ways to fill the...more

Breaking News-House Passes Comp Time Bill!!

by Ruder Ware on

Some Frequently Asked Questions for the Curious… The House passed a bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, would dramatically change private sector compensation in the United States. Interested? Keep reading....more

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