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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.
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed rule on April 1, 2019, setting out a new four-factor test for determining whether a business is a “joint employer” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
On March 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would, if finalized, change the overtime exemption regulations for certain executive, administrative, and professional employees (“white-collar employees”) and raise the overtime exemption threshold for “highly compensated” workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
On October 1, 2018, the New York State Department of Labor (the “DOL”), with the New York State Division of Human Rights, issued final guidance materials related to the State’s enhanced protections against workplace sexual harassment.
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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.