Showing 18 posts in Labor and Employment.

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 ›

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 ›

New York Expands Employer Obligations to Provide Employees with Notice of Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law, effective on November 11, 2023, amending Section 590 of the New York Labor Law. 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 ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 9 "Expansion of Bases for Restraining Orders in the Workplace"

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 ninth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me nine ladies dancing and SB 428. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 8 "Expansion of COVID-19 Layoff Recall Rights"

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 eighth day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me eight maids-a-milking and SB 723.

Layoffs and reductions in force were prevalent during the pandemic. Job layoffs severely impacted the hospitality and building services industries during the pandemic. Based on the number of layoffs and the primary industries affected, California passed SB 93 in 2021. This bill created California Labor Code Section 2810.8. More ›

The 12 Days of California Labor and Employment Series – Day 7 "No Automatic Stay Any Further While Pushing for Arbitration"

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 seventh day of the holidays, my labor and employment attorney gave to me seven swans-a-swimming, and SB 365. More ›