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On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) announced its final rule (the “Final Rule”) establishing the standard for determining whether an entity should be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (the “NLRA” or the “Act”).
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.
The New York State Legislature has passed a bill amending the laws that govern sexual harassment and discrimination claims in New York State.
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 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.