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California Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants About Salary History

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

California is on a roll with new employment-related laws effective January 1, 2018. The latest relates to salary history disclosures by job applicants. There is essentially a complete prohibition on an employer, either orally...more

It’s Here! Veto Override Vote Makes Maryland’s Healthy Working Families Act a New Maryland Law

by Baker Donelson on

We previously updated you about the status and provisions of the Maryland Health Working Families Act (the “Act”), which would mandate paid sick and safe leave of up to 40 hours. After much angst and a few political...more

NY State of Mind: New State and City Laws (Part 2)

by Reed Smith on

This is the second in a series of blog posts concerning recent employment law developments in New York State and City: In early November, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill expanding the City’s paid sick leave...more

Maryland Paid Sick Leave Effective February 12

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Certain Maryland employers must begin offering paid sick and safe leave to their employees under the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act beginning February 12, 2018. The Act requires Maryland businesses with at least 15...more

New York’s New Paid Family Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know

by Hogan Lovells on

We’ve previously written about the NYPFL here, but this post focuses on how employers should prepare now that the NYPFL has taken effect, and how employers should prepare when an employee decides to take paid leave....more

New Minimum Wage Laws Take Effect Across the Nation

by Hogan Lovells on

For many workers throughout the US, the New Year has begun with increased hourly wages.  On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 22 cities/counties across the nation increased their minimum wage.  ...more

Happy New Year! New York Employees Are Now Entitled To Paid Family Leave

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As of January 1, 2018, all New York employers, regardless of size, must offer paid family leave to their employees. Hopefully, employers already have revised policies in anticipation of the law taking effect....more

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage and Overtime Updates (December Edition)

by Littler on

2017 may be so last year, but minimum wage and overtime developments in its final month may forecast what types of measures we will see in 2018. And employers should remember that as of January 1, 2018, state and local...more

Salary Inquiry Ban In Effect for Albany County Employers

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Effective December 17, 2017, employers and employment agencies in Albany County with four or more employees within the county are barred from: (1) screening job applicants “based on their wage, including benefits or other...more

Minimum Wage In The Many 'States' Of California

by Carlton Fields on

Once upon a time, employers could determine the minimum wage they needed to pay their employees by looking to the single state in which they conducted business. No more....more

Top Ten Laws Affecting California Employers in 2018

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

The California legislature and governor have had another busy year adding new laws and regulations for California employers. The changes hit virtually every aspect of the employment relationship – including applications,...more

Salary History Questions Are History

by Alston & Bird on

Prohibiting inquiries about an employment applicant’s salary history is one of the latest efforts by lawmakers at various levels of government to close the wage gap between men and women and minorities and non-minorities. In...more

New Year’s Surprise: Seattle Changes Paid Sick Leave Law At Last Minute

by Fisher Phillips on

Washington employers are already under the gun to develop policies and practices to meet the requirements of the state’s new paid sick law that takes effect on January 1, 2018. Those with multiple Washington locations have...more

Ring in the New Year With New Changes to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Law

by Lane Powell PC on

Changes to Sick and Safe Time Law Passed by City Council: The Seattle City Council has passed amendments to Seattle’s Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. As we previewed in another recent Legal Update, these amendments are...more

Employers May Face Steep Reporting Time Pay Obligations for Requiring Workers to Be On Call

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On November 29, 2017, a California Superior Court judge ruled that employers that require employees to set aside time for a shift and have them call in to determine if they will indeed be working are required to pay employees...more

New Year’s Resolution #2: New Year, New Leave Policies – Don’t Get Left Behind on Compliance!

As we count down to the fast-approaching New Year, one of the most significant changes taking place for employers in New York is the implementation of the New York Paid Family Leave law, which takes effect on January 1, 2018....more

New North Carolina Law Provides Mechanism for Prosecuting Worker Misclassification

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On August 11, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) was signed into law. The new law, which will take effect on December 31, 2017, provides a mechanism that allows workers to more easily report—and...more

Paid Sick Leave Legislation Appears Inevitable for Maryland Businesses

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Last legislative session the Maryland General Assembly passed the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB1/SB230) (“the Act”), which required employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave. Although...more

Alert: New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Updates

by Cooley LLP on

Beginning on January 1, 2018, employers in New York must offer family leave benefits to eligible employees under the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL), including partial wage replacement and job protection for up...more

2018 Legislative Update for California Employers

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

California has had yet another banner year closing the 2017 legislative session with a spate of new employment laws imposing additional compliance obligations on employers. Bucking the anti-regulatory tide in Washington, DC,...more

New York Rings In Significant Employment Law Changes For The New Year

by Cole Schotz on

New York employers should be ready to kick-off 2018 with a slew of updated policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the State’s changing legal landscape. As we say “goodbye” to 2017, New York must say “hello” to the...more

Time Is Running Out! Are You Ready For The New York State Paid Family Leave Law?

As we previously reported, New York’s Paid Family Leave law will take effect on New Year’s Day. Although employers with operations in New York State may be familiar with the eligibility requirements and benefit amounts under...more

New York City Issues Final Regulations, Notices, Forms, FAQs For Fast Food, Retail Workers Scheduling Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on November 27, 2017, announced in a press release that the Fair Workweek Law applicable to fast food and retail employers became effective on November 26. The Law is...more

Predictive Scheduling Laws: Guide To Avoid Becoming A Cotton-Headed Ninnymuggins

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Since the days of Buddy the Elf’s short stint as a retail employee, New York City and many other municipalities have adopted predictive scheduling laws. Though California does not yet have a such a law, San...more

City Of Santa Monica Minimum Paid Sick Leave Accrual Limits To Increase January 1, 2018

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The grace period is over. Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Santa Monica’s minimum cap on accrued sick leave for eligible employees will increase from 40 to 72 hours for businesses with 26 or more employees. The...more

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