The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer using the services of a staffing agency may be held liable under federal and state civil rights laws for racial discrimination claims made by temporary employees.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law significant changes to the state's equal pay statute, leading him to call it, "The strongest equal pay law in the nation." Equally notable was Brown's veto of a bill that would have outlawed the use of mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment.
The Supreme Court recently denied a coalition of industry groups' request to postpone new regulations that make direct care workers -- such as home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants -- eligible for overtime pay.
Connecticut, Maryland, Florida and various other states have passed laws that take effect today and address such topics as minimum wage, social media privacy, protected leaves, equal employment opportunity and data breaches.
The minimum wage for fast food employees in New York will start at $10.50 for fast food employees in New York City and at $9.75 for fast food employees in the rest of New York State, and gradually increase to $15.00 over the next several years.
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