All Items: Employee Management

  • Supreme Court, Maryland Address False Claims

    28 May 2015

    The Supreme Court has provided guidance with respect to the ability of whistleblowers to file claims under the federal False Claims Act, while Maryland has expanded its fraud and retaliation protections by enacting its own version of the federal law.

  • EEOC Launches Digital Charge System Pilot Program

    19 May 2015

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will launch a pilot program to electronically transmit documents between the EEOC and employers regarding discrimination charges. The program, called ACT Digital, will be implemented in 11 of its 53 offices.

  • Employer Hiring Practices Undergo Novel Test in New York City

    14 May 2015

    New York City employers may soon find their hiring practices going under the microscope. Under a law recently signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Commission on Human Rights will conduct discrimination testing to determine if targeted employers are using illegal bias when screening job applicants for employment.

  • California Family Rights Act Regulations Amended

    11 May 2015

    The California Fair Employment and Housing Council's expansive amendments to its California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Regulations have been approved.

  • Hawaii to Ban Electronic Cigarettes in Enclosed Workplaces

    07 May 2015

    Hawaii recently passed a law that will add the use of electronic smoking devices, such as electronic cigarettes, to its prohibition against smoking in enclosed or partially enclosed workplaces.

  • North Dakota Broadens PTO Forfeiture Provision

    06 May 2015

    An amendment to North Dakota's termination pay law makes it easier for private employers in the state to avoid paying out unused paid time off (PTO) to a terminating employee. Employers should review and update, if necessary, their PTO and final pay policies in light of this change in the law before it goes into effect, and notify employees of any changes as well.

  • Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regulations

    01 May 2015

    The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has released several proposed regulations related to the new paid sick leave law taking effect July 1, 2015.

  • Courts Will Make Sure EEOC Tries to Resolve Discrimination Claims Before Filing a Lawsuit

    29 April 2015

    In EEOC v Mach Mining, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have limited powers to review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's attempts to end alleged instances of discrimination through informal methods before filing a lawsuit.f

  • EEOC Secures $14.5 Million Race Bias Settlement

    28 April 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement with Texas-based multistate oil-drilling company Patterson-UTI in a race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The allegations involved workplaces throughout the country.

  • District of Columbia Increases Inspections, Ensures Wage Theft Law Compliance

    24 April 2015

    The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched an outreach program called the "Zip Code Project" in order to ensure employer implementation of, and compliance with, District of Columbia employment laws, including the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act.

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