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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
17
Jul
New York State Court Reiterates That Commissions Are Not Wages Until Earned Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Jul
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
17
Jul
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Benefits Covington & Burling LLP
17
Jul
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Overturns Decert Election Based On Employer’s “Promises” of 401(k) Proskauer Rose LLP
17
Jul
Department of Labor (DOL) Proposed 408(b)(2) Guide Faegre Drinker
16
Jul
New EEOC Guidance – Pregnant Employees May Now Be Entitled To Accommodations Barnes & Thornburg LLP
16
Jul
House Passes Appropriations Bill Barring Contractors with Some Fair Labor Standards Act Violations from Government Contracts Jackson Lewis P.C.
16
Jul
California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commissioned Employee Exemption Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
16
Jul
Having Employees Sign Non-Compete Agreements After They Have Already Started Working Could Be A Big Problem For Some Employers Mintz
16
Jul
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
16
Jul
EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
16
Jul
Fourth Circuit Rejects Widow’s Claim for Equitable Relief Proskauer Rose LLP
16
Jul
California Supreme Court Nixes Certification Denial Ruling Against Newspaper Carriers Classified as Independent Contractors Mintz
16
Jul
Back to the Basics: Non-Compete Lost to a Superseding-Agreement Clause Mintz
16
Jul
US Supreme Court Will Review Important Case Affecting Pregnant Workers, Part II McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
16
Jul
The EEOC Releases Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues Mintz
15
Jul
EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Enforcement Guidance Implicates Contraception Coverage Concerns Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
Jul
California Supreme Court Limits Application of Commission Overtime Exemption for Employer Subject to Wage Order 4 and 7 Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
Jul
Employee Termination Pursuant to an Unlawful Confidentiality Rule is Lawful, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Holds Jackson Lewis P.C.
15
Jul
The Supreme Court Declares a Recess for Recess Appointments Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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