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New York City Labor and Employment Law Update
May 4, 2018
In addition to the sexual harassment legislation recently passed by the NYC Council (awaiting signature from Mayor de Blasio), there have been a number of developments in New York City labor and employment law this year.
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To Affinity and Beyond: A Look at Legal Risks and Recent Trends in Corporate Affinity Groups
May 4, 2018
Affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups, have been a popular tool for companies to meet diversity and inclusion goals by helping to attract, retain and develop women, minorities, and other underrepresented protected groups in the corporate hierarchy.
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New Classification Test Announced for California Independent Contractors
May 1, 2018
On Monday, April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision establishing the presumption that a worker is an employee in that state unless the employer meets a three-prong “ABC” test.
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Do Employers Have to Pay for Short Rest Breaks?
April 30, 2018
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter that clarifies that short breaks do not need to be compensated in all cases.
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Missouri: Are Government Entities Required To Provide Public Accommodations Under The Missouri Human Rights Act?
April 30, 2018
On April 25, 2018, the Missouri Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.M.A. v. Blue Springs R-IV School District that could have far-reaching implications for the civil rights protections granted to the state’s transgender community.
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Guidelines for a Valid No-Solicitation/No-Distribution Policy
April 27, 2018
Many employers would like to ensure that employees focus on their work during their working time – after all, that’s what they’re being paid to do!
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New York State and City Adopt Sexual Harassment Legislation
April 27, 2018
Both the New York State (“NYS”) Legislature and the New York City (“NYC”) Council have adopted legislation addressing sexual harassment in the workplace.
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District of Minnesota Allows Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed to Trial in Minnesota Whistleblower Act Retaliation Case
April 25, 2018
After an appeal to the Eighth Circuit which reinstated the plaintiff’s whistleblower retaliation claim, A Minnesota District Court Judge issues a decision denying summary judgment to the employer on the plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages.
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Companies Not Subject to the FMLA May Still Violate the FMLA
April 20, 2018
If you’re an employer covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act, you probably recognize that it is one of the most complicated statutes for employers to follow.
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When the FLSA and the ADA Meet…
April 20, 2018
After a hiatus of many years, the Department of Labor has once again begun issuing opinion letters, which are responses to a particular employer’s situation that offer guidance to all employers on specific issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
April 20, 2018
CMS is delighted to announce the latest edition of On Your Radar.
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Prior Salary Cannot Justify Wage Differentials Between Men And Women Under Federal Equal Pay
April 20, 2018
Employers cannot rely on prior salary history to justify differences in pay between men and women performing substantially similar work under the federal Equal Pay Act, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Jul 18

We Sued the DOL, and the DOL Blinked. A Summary of the Persauder Rule outcome: https://t.co/YkWTg02mn4

Jul 18

New #SHRM Court Report: FMLA Leave May Not Preclude Unemployment Benefits: https://t.co/RRbbRGHSZg

Jul 18

NLRB Expands Weingarten Rights - What this Means for Employers: https://t.co/L54DiYJvEv