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  • EEOC Updating Its Game Plan for Investigating Retaliation Charges

    Date:
    February 5, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed updates to its manual for processing and investigating charges, making cause determinations and considering litigation relating to retaliation.

  • Wal-Mart Hit With $31-Million Verdict for Firing Whistleblowing Pharmacist

    Date:
    February 2, 2016

    A federal jury in New Hampshire has awarded more than $31 million in damages to a former Wal-Mart pharmacist who claims the nation's largest retailer fired her for raising safety concerns about how it filled prescriptions.

  • Obama Administration Takes Action on Equal Pay

    Date:
    February 1, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published a notice in the Federal Register regarding a proposed revision of the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), furthering the Obama Administration's plans to advance equal pay protections for all workers.

  • Joint Employment Is the Focus of DOL's Latest Interpretation

    Date:
    January 29, 2016

    An employer's use of third-party management companies, independent contractors, staffing agencies or labor providers could constitute joint employment that makes both parties liable for any minimum wage and overtime violations, the US Department of Labor warns.

  • H-1B Visa Petition Filing Is April 1: Swift Employer Action Needed Now

    Date:
    January 28, 2016

    On April 1, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B visa petitions for the 2017 fiscal year.

  • Biggest Class Action Settlements Totaled $2.5 Billion (With a 'B') Last Year, Report Finds

    Date:
    January 27, 2016

    A downward trend in the size of settlements reversed last year, as plaintiffs figure out ways to work around a Supreme Court ruling that made it more difficult for plaintiffs to prove commonality to bring a class action.

  • DHS Revises Regulations Affecting Highly Skilled Workers

    Date:
    January 22, 2016

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revised its regulations to apply existing rules to additional visa categories in order to achieve greater parity in procedures that address comparable visa classifications. The amendments should minimize potential employment disruptions for employers that employ workers in the affected visa categories.

  • Immigration Order Will Be Reviewed by Supreme Court

    Date:
    January 21, 2016

    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Obama administration's appeal of a lower court's ruling that blocked the implementation of an Executive Order that order would have allowed undocumented workers to request work permits and deportation relief.

  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Car Dealership 'Service Advisors' Are Exempt From Overtime

    Date:
    January 19, 2016

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of Navarro v. Encino Motorcars, LLC, in which the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that auto dealership service advisors are not eligible for an Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemption.

  • Supreme Court Appears Skeptical of Mandatory Public Employee Union Fees

    Date:
    January 13, 2016

    The Supreme Court heard a significant labor case this week that could put the future of public employee unions in doubt. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a majority of the Court's justices appeared ready to agree with a group of California teachers who claim their free speech rights are being violated when they are compelled to pay dues to the state's teachers' union.

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