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U.S. Department of Labor Promulgates Final Joint Employer Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor announced its final rule setting out a four-part balancing test for determining whether a person or entity is a “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act when an employee performs work for one employer that simultaneously benefits another individual or entity.

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U.S. Department of Labor Promulgates Final Overtime Exemption Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor has published its final rule that raises the earnings threshold to qualify for overtime and minimum wage exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $684 per week and allows employers to count nondiscretionary bonuses and incentives to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new earnings threshold, as long as such amounts are paid at least annually.

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New York State Legislature Passes Anti-Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Laws

The New York State Legislature has passed a bill amending the laws that govern sexual harassment and discrimination claims in New York State. 

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Supreme Court Deals Another Blow to Availability of Class Arbitration

On April 24, 2019, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, holding that under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) class arbitration may not be compelled based on ambiguous contract language.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Issues Important Decision Finding Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements Enforceable

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in a long-awaited decision, held that employment arbitration agreements with class action waivers requiring individual arbitration are enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (the “FAA”), notwithstanding Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA”), which protects employees’ rights to engage in concerted activities.

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Proactive Evaluation of Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies

Recent highly publicized instances of alleged sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace have caused many employers to re-evaluate their sexual harassment policies and procedures

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DOL’s Final Overtime Rule - Updates and Next Steps

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas struck down the Department of Labor’s 2016 Final Rule, which revised overtime exemption regulations for certain employees under the FLSA. 

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Second Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Covered by Title VII

The Second Circuit recently ruled in an en banc decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act covers discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Protections

The Supreme Court held yesterday that individuals who have reported alleged misconduct internally, but not to the SEC, are not covered by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, resolving a circuit split on the question.  The Court’s decision in Digital Realty Trust Inc. v. Somers could have a significant impact on potential whistleblowers and employers.

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Assessing the Impact of DOL’s Final Overtime Rule on Employers

The Department of Labor announced a final rule that revises overtime exemption regulations for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Federal Labor Standards Act that will have a major financial and operational impact on all employers. 

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