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Labor and Employment Legal and Regulatory Law News

The National Law Review keeps its finger on the pulse on legal developments related to working.  Keeping employers and employees abreast of the latest labor and employment law news. We review legal news developments including issues involving interviews and employer review sites like Glassdoor, Indeed and Rate My Employer. We cover all aspects of employment and labor disputes including, disability access and accommodations, harassment, retaliation, discrimination, unfair competition and trade secrets, whistleblower actions, business immigration, workplace privacy, wrongful termination and more matters adjudicated before the courts as well as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and state and local agencies.

We feature the latest news on emerging compliance issues such as Affordable Care Act (“ACA”/”Obamacare”) and Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) mandates, EEOC and Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) enforcement, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) investigations, employee benefits, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the Department of Labor (“DOL”) Fiduciary Rules, joint employers status, E-Verify, workplace privacy, whistleblower actions, overtime requirements, and prevailing wage laws.

Employers can find the latest information on employment agreements and documents including: executive employment and compensation agreements, employee handbooks, sexual harassment policies, independent contractor agreements, social media policies, internet and email usage policies, separation agreements, equity compensation agreement and employee arbitration agreements.

On a state level, the National Law Review covers the latest on legislation, from laws banning-the-box and limiting the questions employers may ask during the hiring process; including limitations on questions about previous salary history and criminal history.  Additionally, the nation-wide push for employers to establish paid family leave & sick policy and the resulting patchwork of rules.  The National Law Review also  offers an analysis of employees rights to post about their work experience and how employers can respond to employees' on-line reviews and provides information to help companies remain compliant.  

 

Date Title Organization
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Oct
Department of Labor (DOL) Issues Final Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rule Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
10
Oct
Defense Production Act Amended and Extended Covington & Burling LLP
10
Oct
Federal Court Finds New York City Not Required To Compensate Employees For Time Spent In Alcohol Rehabilitation Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Oct
Ebola Worries and the Workplace – What Can Employers Do? Proskauer Rose LLP
10
Oct
EEOC Sues FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., for Nationwide Disability Discrimination U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
10
Oct
Fail to Pay Wages in D.C. and Get Sued With Some of Your Closest Friends (and Contractors) Mintz
10
Oct
Oil Companies in Angola Must Submit a Program Contract and HR Development Plan by October 31st Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10
Oct
Executive Orders Impose New Labor Requirements on Contractors Covington & Burling LLP
10
Oct
Atchison Transportation of South Carolina to Pay $85,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
9
Oct
Michigan Retailer Pays $2M Fine for Alleged Distribution of Recalled Products by Contractor, Agrees to Maintain Internal Compliance Program Beveridge & Diamond PC
9
Oct
Data Production in Different Form than Maintained was Required Where Requesting Party Offered to Pay Reasonable Cost Under Pre-2013 Employment Records Subpoena Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Oct
Request for Public Comments on “Alternative Measures” for Calculating Allowable Employee Compensation Costs Covington & Burling LLP
9
Oct
Small Business Administration (SBA) Increases Size Standards for Manufacturing and Various Other Industries Covington & Burling LLP
9
Oct
November Visa Bulletin Confirms Fears of Significant Retrogression for EB-2 India Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Oct
Russia: Employers Have Until October 30 to Report Salaries of Highly Qualified Specialists Greenberg Traurig, LLP
9
Oct
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Holds Wisconsin Family Leave Act Substitution Provisions Preempted by ERISA Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
9
Oct
Court Affirms $3M Jury Award In Illinois Whistleblower Action Proskauer Rose LLP
9
Oct
D.C. Bill Ostensibly Lowers Tax on Capital Gains from Qualified High Technology Company (QHTC) Investments… But How? McDermott Will & Emery
9
Oct
New York City Council Continues Push to Ban Credit Checks in Connection with Employment Decisions Mintz
9
Oct
Connecticut's L+M Medical Office Building Employees Not Permitted to Join L+M Hospital Union Raymond Law Group LLC

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