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July 22, 2014

Employment, Labor, EEOC & NLRB Regulatory Law News

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The National Law Review is a free resource of legal articles addressing labor and employment law and the legal relationship between employers and employees. Legal topics include:

Details of actions by the EEOC, NLRB, USCIS and state and local agencies as well as private actions from across the U.S. are added daily.

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What Are Your Company’s Wage & Hour Risks? [VIDEO] Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/22/2014
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Decides Not to Risk Its D.R. Horton Decision Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/22/2014
Executive Order Extends Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections to LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/21/2014
New Illinois "Ban the Box" Law Covers Private Employers Proskauer Rose LLP 7/21/2014
President Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Employment Discrimination by Government Contractors on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/21/2014
San Francisco Bay Area Employers Must Provide Commuter Benefits by September 30th, 2014 Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/21/2014
Four Things To Expect During An EEOC On-Site Visit Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/21/2014
Fifth Circuit Confirms Employer’s Right To Set Workweek For Payroll Purposes Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/21/2014
NLRB Declines to Appeal Class Action Waivers to Supreme Court: What Does it Mean for Employers? Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/21/2014
More Post-Windsor Tax Guidance: IRS Issues Letter Outlining Steps for Individuals to Obtain Tax Refunds for Same-Sex Spousal Health Coverage Proskauer Rose LLP 7/21/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 23: The Impact of Employment Contract Terms on Variable Hour Employee Status Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/21/2014
EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 7/21/2014
Taking Care of Our Caretakers U.S. Department of Labor 7/20/2014
Sheet Metal Union Resolves Race-Based Discharge from Apprenticeship Program with EEOC U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7/20/2014
A Powerful New Tool in the Fight Against Forced Labor U.S. Department of Labor 7/19/2014
Northern District of California Court Pares Down Price Discrimination Suit Against Chrysler McDermott Will & Emery 7/18/2014
Getting Ready for 2015: How Government Contractors, Health Care Reform, and the Family Medical Leave Act Intersect Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/18/2014
Collective and Class Actions: Interns, Assistant Managers-- and Their Lawyers! Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/18/2014
Senators Question Department of Labor Increase of Prevailing Wage/Benefits for Fast Food Service Contract Act Employees Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/18/2014
Supreme Court Blocks Union Dues Requirement for Illinois In-Home Health Care Providers Schiff Hardin LLP 7/18/2014
West Virginia Supreme Court Finds Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Agreement It Can Live With Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 7/17/2014
Second Circuit Finds Possible Pretext in Vague Justification for Non-Transfer Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/17/2014
New York State Court Reiterates That Commissions Are Not Wages Until Earned Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/17/2014
Department of Labor (DOL) Proposes to Amend Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Definition of “Spouse” to Include Same-Sex Marriages Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/17/2014
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Benefits Covington & Burling LLP 7/17/2014
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Overturns Decert Election Based On Employer’s “Promises” of 401(k) Proskauer Rose LLP 7/17/2014
Department of Labor (DOL) Proposed 408(b)(2) Guide Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP 7/17/2014
The Volcker Rule – The Conformance Period is Approaching Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/17/2014
New EEOC Guidance – Pregnant Employees May Now Be Entitled To Accommodations Barnes & Thornburg LLP 7/16/2014
House Passes Appropriations Bill Barring Contractors with Some Fair Labor Standards Act Violations from Government Contracts Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/16/2014
California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commissioned Employee Exemption Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 7/16/2014
Having Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2014
Premature EEOC Guidance Takes Expansive View of Employers’ Obligations to Provide Accommodations to Pregnant Workers and Sets the Stage for Potential Conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court Michael Best & Friedrich LLP 7/16/2014
EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 7/16/2014
Fourth Circuit Rejects Widow’s Claim for Equitable Relief Proskauer Rose LLP 7/16/2014
California Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2014
Back to the Basics: Non-Compete Lost to a Superseding-Agreement Clause Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2014
US Supreme Court Will Review Important Case Affecting Pregnant Workers, Part II McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC 7/16/2014
The EEOC Releases Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/16/2014
EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance Implicates Contraception Coverage Concerns Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/15/2014
California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commission Overtime Exemption for Employer Subject to Wage Order 4 and 7 Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/15/2014
Employee Termination Pursuant to an Unlawful Confidentiality Rule is Lawful, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Holds Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/15/2014
The Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments Greenberg Traurig, LLP 7/15/2014
Maryland Judge Rules On-Call Time Non-Compensable Due To Freedom for Personal Activities Jackson Lewis P.C. 7/15/2014
Employee’s Refusal to Sign Disciplinary Notice Did Not Disqualify Him from Unemployment Benefits Proskauer Rose LLP 7/15/2014
Class Action Plaintiffs Must Develop a Trial Plan That May Include Statistical Sampling Proskauer Rose LLP 7/15/2014
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 24: Can Offers of Group Health Plan Coverage Under Code Section 4980H Qualify as “Bona Fide Fringe Benefits” for Service Contract Act Purposes? Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. 7/15/2014
California Trial Court Must Determine Whether Action Challenging Independent Contractor Status Could Proceed as a Class Action Proskauer Rose LLP 7/15/2014
Summary Judgment Was Properly Granted In Favor Of Employer In Off-The-Clock Overtime Case Proskauer Rose LLP 7/15/2014
Male Deputies Prohibited From Supervising Female Inmates Could Proceed With Sex Discrimination Case (Is Orange the New Black?) Proskauer Rose LLP 7/15/2014

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