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eLABORate: OFCCP Issues Two FAQs on Disability Self-Identification Requirements and Listing "Remote" Jobs

Phelps Dunbar LLP • October 20, 2014
On October 17, 2014, as part of its on-going efforts to provide guidance to federal contractors regarding recent revisions to Section 503 regulations and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) posted two new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). One FAQ addresses how contractors may store self-identification disability information in compliance with the recent changes to Section 503. The other FAQ addresses the ways in which contractors may list jobs that are remote, full-time telework positions in compliance with the VEVRAA. The Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations were both revised on September 24, 2013, and the revisions went into effect on March 24, 2014.

A Perk of BYOD Policies at Work

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP • October 20, 2014
Employers face a serious challenge when trying to prevent employees from taking confidential and proprietary information with them when they leave to join a new employer—particularly when the new employer is a competitor. When an employer becomes suspicious about an ex-employee’s activities prior to his or her last day of work, there are a limited number of safe avenues for the employer to pursue.

Resource Update: Anti-Corruption Laws in the Americas

FordHarrison LLP • October 20, 2014
As multinational employers are aware, compliance with the anti-corruption laws of different jurisdictions can be complicated, and penalties for noncompliance can be severe, making compliance a priority for multinational companies. FordHarrison has joined with Ius Laboris member firms in Central and South America to produce Corruption in the Americas, a summary of anti-corruption laws in the U.S. and Central and South America. The guide provides key information at a glance on important aspects of the anti-corruption laws, including compliance, relevant laws and regulations, and penalties. The guide is available on the Ius Laboris website as well as the In-Depth Analysis page of the FordHarrison website.

California Adopts Unprecedented "Yes Means Yes" Law, Changing the Way Colleges Must Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

Ogletree Deakins • October 20, 2014
On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed SB967, the so-called Yes Means Yes bill into law.

Internships out of Fashion? Wage Lawsuits on the Rise in New York

Ogletree Deakins • October 20, 2014
Internships and training programs have been a staple of the fashion industry (among many other industries) for years. Luxury retailers have traditionally offered internships in the areas of communications, marketing, merchandising, production, and public relations. The continuing role of such internships in teaching students, recent graduates, and others who aspire to careers in fashion about the fashion business is, however, under attack. In the aftermath of a 2013 ruling by a New York federal court that a film studio had violated minimum wage laws by not paying production interns on a film, New York plaintiffs’ lawyers have escalated the battle over “unpaid internships” in the fashion, media, and entertainment industries. In just the past year, intern wage actions have been filed in New York against at least five luxury retailers (including another titan of luxury just this past week); two media companies that are closely associated with luxury brands and fashion; and a dozen or so other entertainment, media, and events companies. Plaintiffs’ law firms have also created multiple websites for the sole purpose of recruiting interns to bring lawsuits against businesses in these industries.

San Diego Minimum Wage Ordinance Put On Ice

Ogletree Deakins • October 20, 2014
San Diego’s hotly contested minimum wage ordinance has been put on ice until at least 2016. The City Council approved the ordinance in July and then later overrode the mayor’s veto. A petition drive by San Diego business leaders has now succeeded in forcing the issue to the ballot.
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