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Thoughts On Payroll By Exception and Weekly Time Sheets

Franczek Radelet P.C • May 25, 2016
In a recent blog post, Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil tries to underplay employer concerns about the new overtime exemption rules, including worries about the difficulty of tracking time for employees who are not used to recording their hours, stating:

SCOTUS Rules Resignation Triggers Statute of Limitations in Constructive Discharge Cases

Goldberg Segalla LLP • May 25, 2016
Federal and private-sector employers alike should take note of yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Green v. Brennan. The issue in Green was whether a federal employee’s claim of discrimination in a constructive discharge case was triggered by the last act of alleged discrimination by the employer or by the date on which the employee resigned. The Supreme Court reversed the Tenth Circuit decision and held that the statute of limitations in a constructive discharge case begins to run on the date the employee resigns because that is the date when the employee has a “complete and present cause of action.”

Supreme Court: Constructive Discharge Limitations Period Begins with Notice of Resignation

Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 25, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the statute of limitations for an employee’s Title VII constructive discharge claim begins on the date of the employee’s notice of resignation. Green v. Brennan, No. 14-613 (May 23, 2016).

Who Stays in the Courtroom?: the Texas Supreme Court Delivers its First Uniform Trade Secrets Act Opinion

Fisher & Phillips LLP • May 25, 2016
Last Friday (May 20), the Texas Supreme Court delivered its first opinion interpreting the Texas Uniform Trade Secret Act.[i] M-I Swaco, an oilfield services company, alleged that a former employee and his current employer, National Oilwell Varco (NOV), misappropriated M-I Swaco’s trade secrets. At the temporary injunction hearing, before M-I Swaco’s witness testified about the trade secret information, M-I Swaco asked the trial judge to exclude NOV’s corporate representative from the courtroom.

Maryland Expands Equal Pay Law to Prohibit Gender Identity Discrimination, Require Pay Transparency

Jackson Lewis P.C. • May 25, 2016
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law a significant expansion of the Maryland Equal Pay Law, including new provisions to prohibit pay discrimination on the basis of gender identity and to make it easier for employees to discover and discuss disparities in pay.

Tennessee Legislative Update

FordHarrison LLP • May 25, 2016
Executive Summary: Governor Haslam recently signed several bills into law that will impact Tennessee employees and employers in both the public and private sectors. Employers may wish to reassess certain policies and practices in light of these changes.
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