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Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell in Job Interview?

by Ruder Ware on

A number of states have passed legislation prohibiting an employer from asking a candidate for a new job about his or her salary history in other employment settings. While such a law has not passed in the State of Wisconsin,...more

Illinois Senate Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Salary History Ban

Bucking the nationwide trend, Illinois was unable to pass a law prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. On November 9, 2017, the Illinois Senate failed to override Governor Rauner’s veto...more

Feds Come Out Against Seattle’s Law to Unionize Rideshare Drivers

by Fisher Phillips on

The gig economy just got a strong ally in its fight to remain union-free: the federal government. The latest development in the ongoing saga involving an attempt to put into place the nation’s first unionization law that...more

New York City Adds “Safe Time” To Paid Sick Leave Law

by McCarter & English, LLP on

New York City employers will need to extend safe time leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking following the recent expansion of the paid sick leave law that will...more

California Restrictions on Asking Applicants for Prior Salary Information: FAQs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

We have previously analyzed the growing trend around the country to ban employer inquiries into an applicant’s prior salary. This advisory addresses frequently asked questions about the new California law, which goes into...more

NYC Gets Its Groove Back – Repeals Cabaret Law

by Cole Schotz on

New York City finally got its groove back. After 91 years, the Cabaret Law (New York City Administrative Code § 20-359), a Prohibition-era law that has forbidden dancing at some New York City bars and clubs has been...more

Orange County Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Though over 71% of Florida voters in 2016 approved Amendment 2 to allow medical marijuana, the numbers were higher in Orange County. Over 73% of Orange County voters said yes to Amendment 2, and that support was reflected in...more

Maine Superior Court Upholds Refusal to Honor Citizens’ Petition

by PretiFlaherty on

The Town of Brunswick recently prevailed in a case regarding the Town Council’s decision to sell a waterfront property that had been acquired through tax foreclosure. The plaintiffs, several citizens, had presented a petition...more

2018 Minimum Wage Rate Increases: Are You Ready?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The federal minimum wage has remained stagnant at $7.25 an hour since 2009. In the absence of an increase to the federal minimum wage, an increasing number of states, cities, and other municipalities have enacted statutes...more

California Adopts State-Wide Restrictions on Criminal History Inquiries for Job Applicants

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill No. 1008, which restricts how and when public and private employers can ask applicants about criminal history when applying for employment in California. The new restrictions...more

New York City Expands Coverage of Earned Sick Time Act

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

New York City Mayor de Blasio has signed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the “Act”) expanding the Act’s coverage in two significant respects. First, effective May 5, 2018, the Act will be known as...more

Albany County, New York Passes Salary History Ban

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In line with a wave of salary history bans going into effect across the country, Albany County, New York just passed its own salary history ban. ...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation Of ‘Safe Time’

by BakerHostetler on

On Monday, Nov. 6, newly re-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law “Intro. 1313-A,” a bill that amends and expands the coverage of New York City’s paid sick leave law. The bill renames the sick leave law as the “Earned...more

Illinois Senate’s Surprising Failure to Override Governor’s Veto of Equal Pay Bill

As a follow up to a recent post on this blog, Illinois Equal Pay Act Likely to be Amended to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries, and in a surprising turn of events, the Illinois Senate did not overturn Governor Bruce Rauner’s...more

Montgomery County Council Approves Increase In Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

On November 7, 2017, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed a bill to increase the County’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2021 for employers with more than 50 employees (the “Bill”). Mid-size businesses, with 11...more

House Republicans Try To Remedy Patchwork Of Paid Sick Leave

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Eight states, the District of Columbia, and more than 30 municipalities have enacted laws mandating differing paid leave requirements. Localities such as New York and San Francisco, have enacted some of the most aggressive...more

If Pain, Yes Gain—Part XXXIX: NYC Mayor Signs Amendment to Earned Sick Time Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Use of paid sick time for “safe time” reasons is coming to New York City following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signing of an amendment to the city’s Earned Sick Time Act earlier this week....more

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs Law Expanding Earned Sick Time Act to Include “Safe Time”

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On November 6, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an amendment (“Safe Time Amendment” or “Amendment”) to New York City’s existing Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) that will allow domestic violence and sexual assault survivors to...more

Albany County Joins the Growing Number of Jurisdictions Banning Inquiries on a Job Applicant’s Compensation History

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

On October 10, 2017, the Albany County Legislature amended its County Human Rights Law by passing a law prohibiting all Albany County employers (entities with 4 or more employees) and employment agencies from doing any of the...more

New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On November 6, 2017, the New York City Council passed Int. 1313-2016 that amends the Paid Sick Leave Law. Don’t panic, employers. The law does not require additional leave. It merely adds another covered reason that...more

A New Headache – New York’s Paid Family Leave

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

With the end of the calendar year in sight, employers must shift focus to ensure compliance with the New York State’s new Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2018. The Good News – The PFL,...more

The Minimum Wage in 2018: A Rates-Only Update

by Littler on

Minimum wage laws can impact businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one city, county, or state. To help manage this challenge, we are publishing a rates-only update so...more

NYC Expands Sick Time Act to Offer Safe Time to Victims of Sexual Abuse, Stalking, and Human Trafficking

On November 6, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed New York City Council legislation Int. 1313-2016 (also referred to as Int. 1313-A or the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act) into law, expanding the New York City Earned Sick Time Act....more

New York Issues Model Paid Family Leave Forms

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As originally discussed in our April 2016 and March 2017 alerts, New York enacted one of the most comprehensive statewide paid family leave laws in the country. Under the New York Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”), starting on...more

UPDATED: California Bans Applicant Salary History Inquiries

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Add salary history to the growing list of topics that may be off limits on employment applications and during interviews, depending on where your business operates. California joins a growing list of jurisdictions banning...more

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