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California Governor Signs AB 5
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 5, and the new law will take effect January 1, 2020. As discussed in our September 13 Alert, AB 5 codifies the existing "ABC Test"
United States
3 Oct 2019
DOL Reveals Long-Awaited Final Rule Governing Overtime Exemptions
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced its Final Rule updating the salary thresholds for the executive
United States
30 Sep 2019
U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Final Rule That Expands Employees Eligible For Overtime
The Trump Administration on Tuesday issued its final rule to revise overtime regulations under federal law, so as to make more employees eligible for overtime.
United States
30 Sep 2019
Department Of Labor Affirms That FMLA Runs Concurrently With Paid Leave
On September 10, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Opinion Letter, FMLA2019-3-A
United States
27 Sep 2019
AB 5, Codifying Dynamex And Broadening The ABC Test's Application, Passes California Legislature
After months of debate and negotiations, the California State Legislature passed the controversial AB 5 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
United States
20 Sep 2019
Waiting On Dorian: HR Tips For Dealing With Employees Who Can't Seem To Show Up On Time, Or At All
Shiftless, unreliable, chronically late, and responsible for a startling reduction in workplace production and efficiency.
United States
6 Sep 2019
Employers Should Be Prepared For The Challenges Of The 2019 Hurricane Season
Executive Summary: As Hurricane Dorian, the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, bears down on Florida, the approaching storm serves as a reminder that employers should be prepared
United States
2 Sep 2019
Illinois Governor Enacts Major Illinois Employment Law Changes
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois. See Public Act 101-0221
United States
19 Aug 2019
New Jersey Passes The Broadest Wage Theft Law In Country With Dire Consequences For Employers
On the heels of the broadest Pay Equity law in the country, New Jersey has just passed the broadest wage theft law in the country
United States
14 Aug 2019
City Of Dallas Sued Over Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
Two days before the Dallas paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect, two companies filed suit against the City challenging the ordinance. Attorneys with the Texas Public Policy Foundation
United States
5 Aug 2019
New Jersey Joins Jurisdictions Banning Salary History Inquiries
New Jersey employers will no longer be able to ask applicants for salary history or use an applicant's prior wages, salary, or benefits to make compensation decisions unless the information is voluntarily disclosed by the applicant.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Ninth Circuit Withdraws Decision Applying Dynamex Retroactively
Executive Summary: On July 22, 2019, the Ninth Circuit withdrew its recent decision applying the landmark employee/independent contractor classification case
United States
1 Aug 2019
Chicago Passes Ordinance Requiring Employers To Provide Predictive Scheduling For Certain Industries
In the most expansive predictive scheduling law in the country to date, Chicago City officials passed the "Fair Workweek Ordinance" on July 24, 2019, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot
United States
1 Aug 2019
BREAKING: San Antonio Postpones Its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance And Legal Challenge To Dallas' Ordinance Imminent
In response to the lawsuit filed against the City of San Antonio regarding its paid sick leave ordinance, the City of San Antonio has agreed to postpone implementation of the ordinance until December 1, 2019.
United States
30 Jul 2019
DOL Pivots, Providing Guidance Likely To Mitigate Recent Blitz Of Minimum Wage Class Actions Related To Sleep Time And Off Duty Time Spent In Vehicles
Almost all long-haul drivers are exempt from overtime under the motor carrier exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
United States
29 Jul 2019
Business Groups Sue To Stop San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
On Monday, July 15, the Associated Builders & Contractors of South Texas, joined by several other business groups, filed suit against the City of San Antonio
United States
25 Jul 2019
Got Rapinoe? What Women's Soccer Can Teach Employers About Resisting The Urge To Retaliate
On July 7, 2019, the U.S. women's soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup championship and its fourth world championship overall. The team used the win as another opportunity
United States
25 Jul 2019
Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist: 12 Employment Topics Every Restaurant Company Should Consider Before 2020
As summer is now in full swing, we find it timely to distribute our Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist. The following 12 topics create compliance challenges in the restaurant industry
United States
16 Jul 2019
San Antonio Issues FAQs Regarding Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
As discussed in our June 20, 2019 Alert, although the state of Texas does not require employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and Austin have all recently passed...
United States
11 Jul 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Two Airline Industry Cases
The United States Supreme Court recently denied petitions to consider two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions adversely affecting the airline industry.
United States
10 Jul 2019
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