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Unlimited Vacation - Wave of the Future or Potential Liability?

Franczek Radelet P.C • January 21, 2019
The idea seems so simple: Instead of carefully tracking how much time each employee takes off during the year, we all agree to treat one another as professional, responsible adults, and take off whatever time we need consistent with getting our work done. That’s the idea behind unlimited vacation or PTO policies, and it does seem great in theory. Employees get flexibility. Employers don’t have to book accrued vacation or PTO or worry themselves about complicated recordkeeping. Everyone is happy.

California Enforces Arbitration Agreement with Staffing Agency in Favor of Worksite Employer

Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 20, 2019
An employer successfully compelled arbitration under an arbitration agreement that the plaintiff-workers had with their staffing agency, even though the staffing agency was not a defendant in the lawsuit.

New York Passes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Gender Identity or Expression

XpertHR • January 20, 2019
New York's legislature has passed a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression and also categorize criminal offenses involving gender identity or expression as hate crimes subject to enhanced penalties.

Michigan Governor Furthers LGBT Protections in State Contracts and Bans State Agencies From Asking for Salary History

Ogletree Deakins • January 20, 2019
Hitting the ground running, Michigan’s new governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has imposed new requirements in the employment arena—but only for executive branch state employees and some contractors and grant and loan recipients. This could be a sign of things to come for employers everywhere in Michigan, or at least a sign of building momentum within the state government.
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