New York Expands Anti-Discrimination Laws for Nonresident Job Seekers

On March 14, 2024, the New York Court of Appeals held that nonresident prospective employees who seek employment opportunities in New York State or New York City and are denied due to discriminatory conduct are eligible to assert claims under the New York State Human Rights Law ("NYSHRL") and New York City Human Rights Law ("NYCHRL"). More ›

Federal Court Blocks Illinois Equal Pay Amendment: What Employers and Staffing Agencies Need to Know

A federal court in Chicago recently granted a preliminary injunction enjoining the Illinois Department of Labor from enforcing one of several amendments made in August 2023 to the Illinois Day Labor and Temporary Labor Services Act (the "Act"). More ›

Eleventh Circuit Rules Mandatory Meeting Prohibition of Florida's "Stop W.O.K.E. Act" Restricting Workplace Diversity Training is Unconstitutional

Earlier this month, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's preliminary order blocking enforcement of the Individual Freedom Act's provision banning mandatory workplace trainings endorsing certain viewpoints. More ›

What New York's "Freelance Isn't Free Act" Means for Employers

On November 22, 2023, Governor Kathy Hochul signed the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” into law. The Act, which is similar to the New York City law containing the same name, is designed to provide protections for freelance workers (i.e., independent contractors). The Act will go into effect on May 20, 2024, and will apply to work contracts entered into on or after that date. More ›

New York City Enacts a Workers' Bill of Rights Notice and Posting Requirement

Starting July 1, 2024, New York City employers will be required to distribute a Workers' Bill of Rights to all their current employees and new hires on or before their first day of work. More ›

U.S. Department of Labor Issued its Final Rule on Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a "final rule" providing guidance on the proper classification of employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 12 "New Requirement for Workplace Violence Prevention Plan"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On the twelfth and final day of our holiday series, my labor and employment attorney gave to me twelve drummers drumming and SB 553. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 11 "Food Handler Card Cost Shifts to Employer"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On the eleventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me eleven pipers piping and SB 476. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 10 "Wage Theft Updates for 2024"

In the spirit of the season, we are using our annual "12 days of the holidays" blog series to address new California laws and their impact on California employers. On the tenth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me ten lords a-leaping and AB 636 and AB 594. More ›