Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. became the subject of three proposed class action lawsuits this week. All three employee lawsuits relate to a breach of the corporation's computer systems related to the unreleased film, The Interview.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its final rule on Executive Order 13672, which extends current discrimination protections to include claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
California's new paid sick leave law includes several provisions that take effect on January 1, 2015. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has updated its website to include a workplace poster, which covered employers must post beginning on January 1.
The Supreme Court heard arguments December 3 in a pregnancy discrimination case that could have implications for millions of working women and their employers. In Young v. United Parcel Service, the Court is being asked to decide whether an employer that provides work accommodations to nonpregnant employees with work limitations must also do so for pregnant employees.
New ordinances awaiting the mayor's signature would, among other things, require certain businesses to offer any additional hours of work available to current part-time employees before hiring new employees or using subcontractors or a temporary services or staffing agency to do work.
Thanksgiving weekend sales may be over, but employers can expect the shopping frenzy to continue well into the first day back at work for many employees - Cyber Monday. But Cyber Monday may not be the only day that employees indulge in online shopping during work hours.
Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia affirmed ballot measures earlier this month to legalize recreational marijuana use in small amounts. However, none of these laws will prevent employers from maintaining a drug-free workplace policy.
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