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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
30
Jul
OSHA Moves to Stem North Dakota’s High Fatality Rate with Emphasis Program Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Jul
Recent Illinois Decision Update – Injuries "Arising Out Of" Employment Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
30
Jul
New Medicare Tax Makes FICA Errors Harder to Correct Covington & Burling LLP
30
Jul
Second Circuit Finds Audit Associates Are Exempt Professionals Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Jul
Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Appeal by Treasurer Acting on Behalf of State Injured Workers’ Benefit Fund Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
30
Jul
Long Island Rail Road Strike Averted, but Employers Should Remain Aware of Wage and Hour Requirements When Outside Events Prevent Workers From Reaching the Workplace Mintz
30
Jul
FMLA – Have You Made a Proper Request for Medical Certification? Barnes & Thornburg LLP
30
Jul
Labor Board Allows Micro-Unit at Macy's, Citing Specialty Healthcare Jackson Lewis P.C.
30
Jul
The Five P’s of an Unannounced DOL Visit McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
29
Jul
Big Increase in 2014 Service Contract Act Health & Welfare Rate Announced Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Jul
Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act Does Not Preempt State Unfair Competition Claim, California High Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Jul
Defending Employer Harassment Claims Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
29
Jul
Computer Glitch at State Department Causes Major Delays for U.S. Passports and Visas Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Jul
OFCCP’s Focus on “Steering” Discrimination Gains Steam Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Jul
Indiana Court Lacks Jurisdiction Over Employee’s Threat Barnes & Thornburg LLP
28
Jul
Employer May Determine Workweek for Payroll Purposes under FLSA, Fifth Circuit Rules Jackson Lewis P.C.
28
Jul
City of Milwaukee Approves Raise in Minimum Wage for City Employees Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
28
Jul
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 22: Charting the Future of the Premium Subsidies (and Employer Penalties): Halbig v. Burwell and King v. Burwell Mintz
28
Jul
Changes on the Horizon for Federal Job Training Programs McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
28
Jul
Rethinking "Light Duty" Jobs for Employees on the Mend Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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