Introduction: On May 12, 2020, we reported on a lawsuit filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the city attorneys of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego against Uber and Lyft on May 5, 2012, seeking to require them to reclassify their drivers as employees, entitled California v. Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc., San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-20-584402 (discussed in further detail here).
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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) modified its standard for determining whether an employer may lawfully discipline an employee for abusive or offensive statements and conduct in the context of activity otherwise protected under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Amy Peck discusses the implications of an executive order mandating federal investigations into the workforce impact of U.S. contractors hiring foreign workers in “White House Orders Review of Foreign Hiring by Federal Contractors,” published by SHRM.
Maggie Spell, a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office, wrote the article “Wage & Hour in the Time of COVID-19,” published in BLR’s Compensation Management News and in Corporate Compliance Insights.
Reed Smith finds itself defending against a lawsuit from a former attorney, Aaron Chase, who alleges the firm fired him in violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law.
Sactacular Holdings, LLC, doing business as Adam & Eve, an adult retail store, will pay $35,000 and provide other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
There is no doubt that a longer-than-normal tax season took its toll on tax professionals. But those that thought that the work would slow after July quickly learned different.
A new Education Department rule setting out schools’ Title IX obligations regarding complaints of sex discrimination, including sexual assault and harassment, will go into effect as planned on Aug. 14, a federal court in Washington said Wednesday.
Effective July 23, 2020, Suffolk County, New York amended its Human Rights Law to ban race and religious discrimination based on hairstyle, hair texture, and religious garments as components of “group identity” under the county’s Human Rights Law.
(August 12, 2020) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce the 10-year anniversary of its award-winning Littler CaseSmart® (LCS) platform.
On July 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an injunction immediately blocking the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from enforcing the Trump administration’s new public charge rule during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 4, 2020, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, along with 17 other states, filed suit against the United States and Betsy DeVos, in her official capacity as Secretary of Education, to prevent implementation of the Title IX Rule (“Final Rule”) the Department of Education issued on May 6, 2020.1 Among
Michael Lotito encourages employers to establish trusting relationships with employees.
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A 401(k) plan and its administrators are defending the administrator’s decision to require a special valuation of former employees’ account values, given extraordinary market changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the terms of the plan at issue, when a former employee seeks a distribution of his or her plan
Yvette Gatling urges employers to establish anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.