Nov
14
2018
ASAP

NYC Council Proposes Additional Harassment Training Requirement for "Nightlife Establishments" and Their Employees

The New York City Council recently introduced anti-harassment legislation targeting the City’s nightlife establishments and the issue of patron harassment.

Nov
14
2018
ASAP

UK Supreme Court Rules on 'Gay Cake' Case

Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. The UK Supreme Court recently held that a bakery that refused to supply a pro-same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate against the man ordering it.

Nov
13
2018
Insight

Employers are Preparing Now to Tackle 2019's Newest Labor and Employment Laws

As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond.

Nov
13
2018
ASAP

UK Parental Bereavement Leave – New Rights to Leave and Pay

Under the new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, starting in 2020, parents who experience the unfortunate loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.

Nov
13
2018
ASAP

Chicago City Council Creates Office of Labor Standards to Enforce Chicago’s Employment Ordinances

On October 31, 2018, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved the formation of the Office for Labor Standards, created to facilitate more rigorous enforcement of the city’s employment ordinances.

Nov
12
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues Opinion Letter Clarifying When Employees Paid on Hourly, Daily or Shift Basis Can Satisfy "Salary Basis" Requirement

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new opinion letter addressing the circumstances under which an employee who is paid on an hourly, daily, or shift basis (subject to a weekly guarantee) may qualify as an exempt employee.

Nov
12
2018
Insight

Voters in Michigan, Missouri and Utah Expand Access to Marijuana

As has become common in recent years (and despite marijuana’s continued illegality under federal law), citizens in several states voted on marijuana-related measures this election cycle.

Nov
12
2018
Littler Report

Littler's Executive Employer Survey – Europe 2018

This report summarises the results of Littler’s first annual European survey on which legal…

Nov
9
2018
ASAP

DOL Reissues 2009 Opinion Letter and Loosens Rules to Apply a Tip Credit to Employees Who Perform Side Work

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued and adopted a nearly decade-old opinion letter to clarify how employers must pay tipped employees who perform dual jobs.

Nov
8
2018
Insight

Fifth Circuit Opines on when Claims may be Properly Maintained under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B) Versus § 502(a)(3)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently addressed “the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice.”

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