March
24
ASAP

Nevada Supreme Court Weighs in Again on the Nevada Constitution’s Minimum Wage Amendment

The Nevada Supreme Court recently issued yet another decision regarding the Nevada Constitution’s oft-litigated Minimum Wage Amendment.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Employee Benefits

March
23
Insight

New Rules for Tipped Employees in Brazil and How They Affect the Hospitality Industry

On March 13, 2017, Brazil's President Michel Temer signed into law new regulations concerning the payment, distribution, tax withholdings, and reporting of tips, whether voluntarily given by customers or charged by employers as a service fee.
  • International Employment Law

March
23
ASAP

Deadline for Plan Sponsors to Submit Qualification Amendments with the Puerto Rico Treasury is Fast Approaching

Employers that sponsor an employee retirement plan in Puerto Rico must review plan amendments and/or restatements adopted during 2016 to determine whether they need to submit their plan documents to the Puerto Rico Treasury for qualification.
  • International Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits

March
22
ASAP

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Appointment of Former NLRB Acting General Counsel

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court affirmed that Lafe Solomon, who was appointed by former President Obama to serve as acting general counsel to the NLRB, was prohibited from continuing to serve in that role following his formal nomination.
  • Labor Management Relations

March
21
Insight

Dear Littler: How Should I Handle Customer Concerns about a Transgender Employee?

State and local laws protect individuals from discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity. Many jurisdictions—including 20 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 200 cities and counties nationwide—prohibit discrimination.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)

March
21
Podcast

Trans-Competence in Healthcare: Emerging Realities for LGBTQ Patients

A discussion of how the transgender patient population in healthcare is one of the most highly victimized groups.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
  • Healthcare

March
20
ASAP

DOJ Appeals Injunction of President's New Executive Order Banning Nationals from Certain Countries

The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed one of the two federal court injunctions issued in response to President Trump's revised travel ban executive order.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

March
20
ASAP

Virginia Supreme Court Denies Expansion of Public Policy Exception for Wrongful Termination Claims

The Supreme Court of Virginia, in Francis v. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., No. 160267 (Feb. 23, 2017), reaffirmed that the public policy exception to Virginia’s employment at-will doctrine is a narrow one.
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

March
20
Insight

European Court Clarifies Legality of Banning Islamic Headscarves in the Workplace

On March 14, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) issued a significant ruling clarifying when an employer may prohibit employees from wearing visible signs of their religious beliefs in the workplace.
  • International Employment Law

March
20
Insight

New York Proposes Regulations on New Paid Family Leave Law

Last year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“PFLBL”). The State of New York recently filed its proposed regulations implementing the PFLBL.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

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