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Top Five Labor Law Developments for November 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 16, 2018
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring has announced that revisions to the Board’s election rules are a “long-term” action item. This may indicate the revisions to the Obama-era election rules (in effect since April 2015) are less of a priority for the upcoming year than other Board initiatives.

3 Options For Providing Wellness Program Incentives In 2019...And Beyond

Fisher Phillips • December 16, 2018
Employers are about to enter into limbo when it comes to maintaining wellness programs, and you will soon need to make a decision about how you will implement any such programs at your workplace. As of January 1, 2019, the federal rules that had been put into place to govern wellness program incentives will be officially invalid, meaning that you will be somewhat in the wilderness when it comes to creating and enforcing a voluntary wellness program. Here’s a quick summary of how we got to this point, and three options for you to consider in light of the impending absence of rules.

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C. • December 13, 2018
Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics:

Whistling Past the Graveyard – The Perils of Rounding Policies

Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP • December 16, 2018
For decades, American employers have used the legally endorsed policy of rounding employees’ time to the nearest quarter hour. This has always been permissible, provided the policy was neutral in effect, meaning that on balance employees were not underpaid as a result. Back in the days not so long ago when payroll was calculated by scribes in green visors and sharp pencils, rounding made perfect sense, as trying to pay to the minute when someone on a 9:00 am – 5:00 pm shift clocks in a 8:57 am (so as not to violate the punctuality policy) and doesn’t leave their work station until 5:00 (again to not violate policy) and clocks out at 5:05, would have been far more cumbersome. So rounding to the nearest quarter hour was permitted, provided “it all comes out even in the wash” so as not to deprive employees, on balance, of time worked.

Ban the Box Legislation Continues to Gain Steam (Westchester County)

Goldberg Segalla LLP • December 13, 2018
The Westchester County Board of Legislation recently passed legislation banning the box — that is, removing the checkable criminal record box from employment applications. The law, which is expected to be signed by the Westchester County Executive and go into effect 90 days later, would prohibit inquiries about an applicant’s criminal conviction or arrest record on employment applications. Several states, counties, and cities across the nation have enacted Ban the Box legislation, and the trend is expected to continue to rise.

Updated Proposed New York Call-In Pay Regulations Released

Goldberg Segalla LLP • December 13, 2018
Just over a year has passed since the New York Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed regulations that would require employers to pay employees who are called in to work without appropriate notice or whose schedules are not set in advance, referring to this guarantee as “call in pay,” “on call scheduling,” or “just in time” pay
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