As the economy changes, corporate restructures, mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. There is a plethora of employment-related issues that should be heavily vetted in advance of a corporate transaction as the target company’s employment-related obligations and liabilities may,
Archives for August 27, 2023
On August 7, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) filed Emergency Rules to implement amendments to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (Act). The Emergency Rules took effect immediately.
The amendments strengthen equal pay rights, safety and training requirements and other protections for day and temporary
A recent District of Columbia federal court ruling reminds employers that a severance agreement containing a release of claims under the False Claims Act does not guarantee dismissal of a suit on those grounds.
Background on the FCA
OFCCP has announced finalization of the Agency’s “updated” Supply and Service Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. As a reminder, OFCCP initially proposed significant changes to the letter, which initiates a compliance review for scheduled contractors, in 2022. Following significant public comment, OFCCP published a slightly revised proposed letter earlier
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C., could impact your business.
The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) seeks to implement a new regulation aimed at preventing heat-related illnesses and ensuring the well-being of workers in the state. While this regulation did not pass during the 2023 legislative session, it may still be brought during a special session. Nevada
On August 25, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new standard for union representation that requires an employer to recognize and bargain with a union that has demonstrated majority status unless the employer challenges the union’s support through an employer-initiated NLRB election, and does so without committing
Some retail workers in New York state must be paid weekly, depending on their job duties. New York’s Labor Code requires private employers to pay manual workers weekly, rather than biweekly.
Employees with disabilities sometimes struggle to use bathrooms at the workplace, even if the bathroom meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The California Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that expands the definition of employer under the state’s main discrimination statute, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This expansion not only increases the number of defendants that can be swept into a FEHA action, but it may also
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule Aug. 24 requiring union elections to be held at “the earliest date practicable.”
On Aug. 7, Colorado expanded employee rights with the addition of new categories for which employees can take paid sick leave.
A recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision makes clear that when third-party entities provide services to employers with California applicants and/or employees, they may risk being held liable under the FEHA.
Employer Liability Under FEHA
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) prohibits
On August 23, 2023, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) announced that minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation and increase 2.5 percent on January 1, 2024.
On August 24, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced a new final rule for union elections that revives the prior “ambush election” rules. The new rule compresses the time period between the time a representation petition is filed and the actual election. The impact of the rule is