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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
10
Sep
First Circuit Holds FAA Does Not Drive Independent Contractors’ Class Action Wage Claims Case Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Sep
Face Coverings, Vaccines, and the ADA, Part II: What Employers Need to Know [Podcast] Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Sep
City of Portland Bans Private Entities From Using Facial Recognition Technologies Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Sep
Working During the Pandemic—Current Occupational Safety Regulations in Germany Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
10
Sep
California Assembly Passes CCPA Amendment: Employee Personal Information Exemption Extension Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Sep
California Amends Independent Contractor Law (Again) – New Exemptions for Music Industry Workers, Freelance Writers and Photographers Proskauer Rose LLP
9
Sep
DACA Litigation Update Jackson Lewis P.C.
9
Sep
The Clock Is Ticking: DOL Issued Interim Final Rule on Lifetime Income Disclosures for Defined Contribution Plans Faegre Drinker
9
Sep
The EEOC Scales Back its Own Enforcement Powers through Clarification of its Interpretation of Pattern or Practice Case Requirements Hunton Andrews Kurth
9
Sep
Massachusetts Issues Updated Paid Family And Medical Leave Regulations K&L Gates
9
Sep
COVID-19 Trend Watch: Employers Respond to Employees’ Voting Concerns with New PTO and Other Election-Related Policies Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
9
Sep
California Adopts New Exemptions from AB 5 Independent Contractor Classification Barnes & Thornburg LLP
9
Sep
More EEOC COVID-19 Guidance: Testing, Screening, Managers, Confidentiality, and Telework Jackson Lewis P.C.
8
Sep
EEOC Provides Welcome COVID-19-Related Guidance To Employers As Employees Return To The Workplace (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
8
Sep
California Leads the Way for Pay Data Collection and Reporting Faegre Drinker
8
Sep
Playing Fair: Protect Trade Secrets from Business Partners Mintz
8
Sep
OSHA Whistleblower Complaints on the Rise: Employers be aware Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
8
Sep
Rare Opinion Letter Clarifies Limitations on EEOC’s Authority to Bring Title VII “Pattern and Practice” Lawsuits Foley & Lardner LLP
8
Sep
Fifth Circuit Creates Circuit Split on FLSA’s “Regular Rate” Burden, Addresses Inclusion of Bonuses Jackson Lewis P.C.
8
Sep
The Contract Bar Doctrine: Abolition or Reform? Hunton Andrews Kurth

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