On the last full day of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) clarified that staffing firms can qualify as “retail or service establishments” under FLSA section 7(i). Prior to May 2020, staffing firms were expressly excluded from taking advantage of the 7(i) exemption.
(January 20, 2021) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has named shareholder Paul Bateman the firm’s first Chief Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Officer. The appointment of Bateman, who has served in a variety of leadership roles since joining the firm more than two
Kwabena Appenteng provides insight to employers and HR professionals about termination amid the Capitol riots.
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On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued four new opinion letters.
Helene Wasserman discusses the future of virtual litigation.
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In November 2020, Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) published its Election Report, a deep dive into the myriad labor and employment policy questions potentially in play depending on the outcome of the election. The detailed report explored possible outcomes depending upon the results of the presidential election and congressional
On January 18, 2021, the Trump administration officially lifted widespread travel restrictions barring the entry of foreign national travelers physically present in the 26 countries of the European Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Brazil within 14 days prior to entry. Notably, the order lifting the bans is
On January 15, 2021, the U.S.
Dear Littler: We are planning a layoff that will involve many of our employees who are working remotely during the pandemic. How do we decide who works at a particular location for WARN counting purposes?
—Counting in Columbus
St. Paul has joined the growing list of cities limiting fees food delivery platforms can earn during the COVID-19 pandemic. In enacting its ordinance, St. Paul follows fellow Minnesota cities Minneapolis and Edina, as well as several other cities around the country.
By a vote of 7-0, the St.
On January 14, 2021, President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
On January 15, 2021, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an opinion letter addressing three issues pertaining to utilization of the “amusement or recreational establishment” exemption to the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). First, the
On January 14, 2021, the California Supreme Court held in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, Inc.1 that the ABC test for determining worker classification fashioned in its groundbreaking decision, Dynamex v. Superior Court,2 applies retroactively. The court relied on its position that independent contractor classification under the California wage orders was
After over 25 years of proposals and negotiations among key stakeholders—including Ohio employers and their supporting associations, the Ohio plaintiffs’ employment law bar, and various employee-rights advocates—on December 22, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly passed sweeping reforms to the state’s employment discrimination statute, R.C. Chapter 4112. Ohio Governor Michael