Illinois had amended its “One Day Rest in Seven” Act (ODRISA) to impose additional meal period, day of rest, and notice requirements on employers, and to significantly increase the potential civil penalties for violations of the Act (see our article, Illinois Amends ‘One Day Rest in Seven’ Law, With Significant Revisions).
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Individuals employed as ramp workers who frequently handle cargo for an airline are “transportation workers” exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Supreme Court has held. Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, No. 21-309 (June 6, 2022). Therefore, the employees are not required to arbitrate their wage-hour claims under the FAA, but may still be subject to arbitration under state law.
Three attorneys resident in Goldberg Segalla’s Los Angeles office have been listed among the “Rising Stars” in the 2022 Southern California edition of Super Lawyers. Thomson Reuters publishes the annual compendium of outstanding lawyers who meet stringent requirements for professional achievement and who have attained a high degree of peer recognition.
Construction contractors are scrambling to secure contracts funded by the $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. Although lucrative, those contracts come with extensive obligations and stiff penalties for noncompliance. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) have jurisdiction over certain construction contractors. Both agencies will soon be laser-focused on the construction industry.
Executive Summary: On June 3, 2022, an en banc panel (meaning all of the judges on the court participated) of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a landmark decision holding that Title VII does not require employees to demonstrate an “objectively tangible harm.” Chambers v. District of Columbia (D.C. Cir. 2022) (en banc).
Companies’ use of data to measure and shape the workday is leading to increased stress and reduced trust among employees.
Job interviews are a two-way process — you’re interviewing your potential boss and employer as much as they’re interviewing you.
The strong job market may be about to take a turn for the worse. That could come to haunt those who made choices based on today’s conditions.
The bank’s leaders will study how its “diverse slate” requirement is being carried out and what needs to change before restarting it in July.
The EEOC had to offer mediation sessions online because of the pandemic and the agency wants to keep the virtual option for the future.
Leading unions in the U.S. are pressing for the Biden administration to extend former President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods.
This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.
Employers beware: People who once put up with thermostats set to deep freeze now want the kind of climate control they had working from home
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, color and religion.
Jonathan F. Mitchell, who helped draft Texas’ six-week abortion ban, has turned his attention to Harvard’s race-conscious admissions program.