- March 21, 2017
The Walt Disney Company has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages to more than 16,000 employees after the US Department of Labor (DOL) found it had violated the minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- March 20, 2017
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a temporary enforcement policy relating to its recently proposed 60-day extension of the applicability date of the final rule defining who is a "fiduciary" under ERISA.
- March 17, 2017
A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
- March 16, 2017
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that protects individuals who complain internally, but who do not make an external complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision. The decision deepens an existing circuit split.
- March 14, 2017
There was no statistically significant change between 2012 and 2016 in either the duration of job-guaranteed parental leave or in the provision of paid parental leave , according to a new survey of a nationally representative representative group of 920 employers.
- March 8, 2017
St. Louis is preparing to enforce its recently resurrected minimum wage ordinance, but a bill to preempt it and other Missouri cities from enacting local minimum wage ordinances is advancing quickly through the state legislature.
- March 7, 2017
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.
- March 6, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has issued a new executive order on immigration entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry to the United States, which takes effect on March 16, 2017.
- March 2, 2017
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.
- March 1, 2017
Effective March 1, 2017, California employers must post signage that identifies restrooms with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user as being available to all genders.