News

The latest HR and employment news.

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  • Understand the implications of new legislation and/or developing trends and how they may affect employers and HR.

Latest items in News

  • Sexual Harassment Claims Gain More Transparency Under Maryland Law, Uber Policy

    Date:
    May 17, 2018

    Joining the trend of requiring more transparency in sexual harassment claims, Maryland has passed a law forbidding employment contracts that require employees to waive their rights to bring sexual harassment claims.

  • Vermont Joins Salary History Inquiry Ban Trend

    Date:
    May 14, 2018

    Vermont has become the latest state to enact a salary history question ban as Governor Phil Scott has signed a law prohibiting employers from asking such questions. The law aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women.

  • DOL Plans Changes to Child Labor, Regular Pay Rate and More

    Date:
    May 14, 2018

    A new regulatory agenda shows the US Department of Labor (DOL) intends to make changes to rules involving child labor, the regular rate of pay, the salary threshold for overtime-exempt employees, the minimum wage tip credit and more.

  • Restaurant Chain Pays Nearly $3 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims

    Date:
    May 10, 2018

    The Florida-based chain Seasons 52 has agreed to pay $2.85 million and provide equitable relief to settle an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of applicants ages 40 and older who had been denied jobs because of their age.

  • Burger Joint Becomes First Unionized Fast-Food Restaurant

    Date:
    May 7, 2018

    For the first time in the US, a fast-food restaurant - Burgerville in Portland, Oregon - has been unionized through a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supervised election.

  • Philadelphia Salary History Ban Partially Blocked

    Date:
    May 4, 2018

    A federal judge has ruled that Philadelphia's salary history question ban violates the First Amendment, but he also upheld a separate provision that prevents employers from basing hiring decisions on an applicant's prior salary.

  • New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

    Date:
    May 3, 2018

    New Jersey has enacted a sweeping paid sick and safe leave law. Effective October 29, an estimated 1.2 million workers in the Garden State will gain the right to paid sick leave.

  • California Supreme Court Establishes Employee-Friendly Independent Contractor Test

    Date:
    May 1, 2018

    In Dynamex Operations West v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Supreme Court established an employee-friendly "ABC test," under which a worker will be considered an employee under California's wage orders unless the hiring entity can show that three criteria are met.

  • Iowa Law Takes Pathway Around Affordable Care Act

    Date:
    April 27, 2018

    A new Iowa law, providing that not all health plans actually qualify as health insurance, appears to be an end-run around the Affordable Care Act's requirements.

  • New Jersey Poised to Enact Statewide Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    April 25, 2018

    New Jersey is expected to become the 10th state to pass a paid sick leave law, joining Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.