News

The latest HR and employment news.

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Latest items in News

  • EEOC Releases Draft Strategic Plans for FY 2018-2022

    Date:
    December 13, 2017

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will focus on aligning its resources to improve discrimination prevention and public education about the discrimination laws, according to a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022.

  • Title VII Coverage of Sexual Orientation Left Unresolved by Supreme Court

    Date:
    December 12, 2017

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a case that could have settled the question of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • New NLRB General Counsel Memo Sets Course to Reverse Obama-Era Rulings

    Date:
    December 7, 2017

    A new memorandum from the National Labor Relations Board requires regional offices to consult with the General Counsel's office on cases with "significant legal issues" and effectively prevents regional board officers from using discretion to pursue cases against employers based on Obama-era policies and rulings.

  • Supreme Court Weighs Whether Colorado Baker May Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    Date:
    December 5, 2017

    A divided Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving a Colorado business owner who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. A decision is expected by June 2018, and will provide a glimpse of where the Court stands on LGBT issues.

  • Massive Tax Reform Legislation Will Have Drastic Impact on Employers

    Date:
    December 4, 2017

    On Saturday, the Senate passed its version of historic, sweeping tax reform legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The massive, 500-page bill will have a drastic effect on the employment tax treatment of many core employee benefits starting January 1, 2018.

  • Minimum Wage Compliance Measured by Workweek, Not by Hour, 9th Circuit Rules

    Date:
    December 1, 2017

    If the total wages paid during a workweek divided by the total number of hours worked averages out to be the minimum wage or higher, an employer will have complied with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Douglas v. Xerox Business Services.

  • Uber Hit With Massive Fine in Colorado Background Check Case

    Date:
    November 30, 2017

    A Colorado agency has ordered Uber to pay $8.9 million for allowing nearly 60 drivers to work for the company despite possessing damaging background check information that should have disqualified them under the law.

  • OSHA Extends Date for Electronically Reporting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

    Date:
    November 28, 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the date by which employers covered by federal workplace safety recordkeeping regulations must electronically report their Form 300A data through the agency's Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

  • Overtime Ruling Turns on Weight of Drivers' Vehicles

    Date:
    November 21, 2017

    Employees need only work on smaller vehicles "in part" to qualify for overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Schilling v. Schmidt Baking Co.

  • New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    November 17, 2017

    New York City has expanded its paid sick leave law to cover employees when they or a family member are the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.