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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
21
Jul
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
21
Jul
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 23: The Impact of Employment Contract Terms on Variable Hour Employee Status Mintz
21
Jul
EEOC Issues Updated Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
20
Jul
Taking Care of Our Caretakers U.S. Department of Labor
20
Jul
Sheet Metal Union Resolves Race-Based Discharge from Apprenticeship Program with EEOC U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
19
Jul
A Powerful New Tool in the Fight Against Forced Labor U.S. Department of Labor
18
Jul
Getting Ready for 2015: How Government Contractors, Health Care Reform, and the Family Medical Leave Act Intersect Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
Jul
Collective and Class Actions: Interns, Assistant Managers-- and Their Lawyers! Barnes & Thornburg LLP
18
Jul
Senators Question Department of Labor Increase of Prevailing Wage/Benefits for Fast Food Service Contract Act Employees Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
Jul
Supreme Court Blocks Union Dues Requirement for Illinois In-Home Health Care Providers Schiff Hardin LLP
17
Jul
West Virginia Supreme Court Finds Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Agreement It Can Live With Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
17
Jul
Second Circuit Finds Possible Pretext in Vague Justification for Non-Transfer Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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

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