Nov
20
2018
ASAP

California Allows Employees in the Construction Industry to Waive PAGA Remedies Pursuant to Qualifying CBAs

Among the approximately 1,000 bills signed by California Governor Brown last month was Assembly Bill 1654, which allows a class of employees to waive the remedies created by the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 (PAGA).

Nov
20
2018
Insight

Potential Immigration Consequences for Workers and Investors in the Canadian Cannabis Industry

Although Canada recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the drug remains illegal under U.S. federal law. This discrepancy can give rise to serious immigration consequences for workers and investors in the Canadian cannabis industry.

Nov
20
2018
Insight

Oakland, California Passes Ballot Measure Targeting Hotel Employers and Creating New Enforcement Mechanisms for Employment-Related Ordinances

Voters in Oakland, California recently approved a ballot measure imposing new minimum wages and employment standards for some hotel workers and authorizing the City to administratively enforce its employment standards through investigations and penalties.

Nov
19
2018
ASAP

Stop and Go: California Court Holds that Company Vehicle Does Not Transform Commute into Working Time

A California court recently issued a decision clarifying when certain commuting time does not constitute work time under state law.

Nov
19
2018
ASAP

Austin, Texas Earned Sick Time Ordinance on Life Support

On November 16, 2018, the Texas Third Court of Appeals delivered a significant blow to Austin's Earned Sick Time Ordinance.

Nov
19
2018
ASAP

Have you HIRD? Massachusetts Employers Must File a Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure Form by November 30th

New guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue requires Massachusetts employers with six or more employees to file an annual health insurance responsibility disclosure (HIRD) form.

Nov
19
2018
ASAP

New York City Will Require Employers to Provide Greater Workplace Accommodations for Lactating Employees

The New York City Administrative Code was recently amended to require NYC employers with four or more employees to (1) provide designated lactation room(s) for employees and (2) implement a lactation room accommodation policy.

Nov
19
2018
Insight

Minimum Wage, Tipped and Exempt Employee Pay in 2019: A Rates-Only Update

Minimum wage laws can impact businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city.

Nov
16
2018
Insight

The Other Shoe Drops: Court of Appeal Decision Narrows Use of Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions in California

A decision by a California Court of Appeal, rejecting prior case law, seriously calls into question whether employee non-solicit clauses restraining former employees from soliciting former co-workers to leave the company’s employ are allowed.

Nov
16
2018
ASAP

IRS Publishes Pension Plan Limitations for 2019

On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2019 tax year.

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