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OFCCP Announces Dates for Contractor Town Hall Meetings

Jackson Lewis P.C. • August 17, 2017
Following up on Interim Director Tom Dowd’s recent commitment for more agency transparency and communication, OFCCP has announced three upcoming town hall meetings. In its announcement, OFCCP stated the purpose of the town halls were to obtain contractor views and learn about contractor experiences implementing and managing nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity requirements to allow OFCCP “”to enhance the scope and quality of [its]compliance assistance through contractor outreach and education materials.”

eLABORate: Fifth Circuit Holds Employees Do Not Have a Right to Class Actions Under the NLRA

Phelps Dunbar LLP • August 17, 2017
In two recent rulings, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) “does not confer a substantive right to participate in class or collective action litigation.” Class or collective actions allow large groups of employees to collectively pursue similar employment-related lawsuits in court. Such actions are popular with the plaintiffs’ bar, and dreaded by employers because of the increased defense costs and potential liability from such litigation.

UPS to Pay $2 Million to Settle Nationwide ADA Discrimination Lawsuit

XpertHR • August 17, 2017
United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to pay $2 million to resolve a nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The suit alleged that the shipping company's inflexible leave policies resulted in the job loss of disabled employees who needed reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

California Employers May Sue For Online Defamation

Fisher Phillips • August 17, 2017
The situation is a familiar one. Disgruntled current or former employees leave negative and harmful comments about their employer on online workplace review websites such as glassdoor.com or vault.com, or on customer review sites such as yelp.com. Until recently, employers had little recourse. Website operators are generally immune from liability under the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996, and they historically have objected strenuously, on First Amendment and privacy grounds, to identifying persons who post defamatory comments anonymously on their websites.

Puerto Rico Employers Prepare for New Guidelines Governing Equal Pay in the Workplace

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • August 16, 2017
On August 10, 2017, the Puerto Rico Secretary of Labor and Human Resources issued and made effective the Uniform Guidelines for the Self-Assessment of Equal Pay in the Workplace (“the Guidelines”).

Why the Chicago and Cook County Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinances May Apply to Your Organization

Jackson Lewis P.C. • August 16, 2017
Paid-sick-leave ordinances (PSLOs) became effective in the City of Chicago and Cook County on July 1, 2017. The PSLOs require employers to grant paid sick leave to employees on terms more generous than what most employers have historically offered. (For example, see our article, Cook County, Illinois, Issues Final Paid Sick Leave Regulations.)
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