February
17
ASAP

New York State Industrial Board of Appeals Invalidates New Regulation Governing Payment of Wages by Direct Deposit or Debit Card

On February 16, 2017, the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals (“IBA”) issued an order revoking changes to New York State’s regulation governing employers that pay their employees by direct deposit or debit card.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

February
17
ASAP

HHS Expresses Interest in Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

In proposed regulations, the HHS has suggested several adjustments designed to help stabilize the individual health insurance market – particularly for coverage offered through the health insurance exchanges, often referred to as “Marketplaces.”
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
16
ASAP

Alex Acosta, Former NLRB Member, Nominated as Secretary of Labor

President Trump announced today that he intends to nominate R. Alexander Acosta as the Secretary of Labor. Mr. Trump’s initial nominee for the position, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy yesterday.
  • Workplace Policy Institute

February
16
Insight

District of Columbia Mayor Signs Law Restricting Employers from Using Credit Information in Employment Decisions

On February 15, 2017, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a bill prohibiting, with limited exceptions, employers’ use of or obtaining a job applicant's or employee's credit information for employment purposes.
  • Background Checks

February
15
Insight

Advancing Human Rights Claims Based on Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments in California and Canada

Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains. The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN Guiding Principles.
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law

February
14
Insight

Third Circuit Rules "Subgroup" Disparate Impact Claims Are Cognizable Under the ADEA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently became the first appellate court to find that so-called “subgroup” disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • Business Restructuring
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

February
13
Insight

Employees, Political Advocacy and the NLRB – What Can an Employer Do?

Employers concerned about protests potentially planned for the next few months and political advocacy in general understandably have questions surrounding how political demonstrations may affect their workplaces.
  • Labor Management Relations

February
13
Insight

Local and State Developments Impact San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Obligations

Developments at the local and state level have affected what employers must do to comply with the San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits

February
10
ASAP

Canada: Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases Policy Statement on Medical Documentation and Disability-Related Accommodation Requests

On February 1, 2017, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new policy statement on medical documentation and disability-related accommodation requests.
  • International Employment Law
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

February
8
Insight

WPI Insider Briefing: New President, New Congress, New Direction in Workplace Policy

President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, ushering in a new balance of power in Washington and what is expected to be a dramatically different era of workplace policy.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Employee Benefits

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