Feb
23
2018
ASAP

Supreme Court Limits Dodd-Frank Retaliation Protections to Employees who Blow the Whistle to the SEC

On February 21, 2018, the Supreme Court resolved a circuit split on whether the Dodd-Frank Act requires employees to report externally to the SEC in order to be protected by the Act’s anti-retaliation provision.
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Feb
22
2018
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: Can I Immediately Fire a VP Based on Sexual Harassment Allegations?

An employee claimed our company's vice president sexually harassed her. Can I go ahead and terminate him immediately?
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Feb
20
2018
Podcast

“It’s the Culture, Stupid” (Part II): But Companies Cannot Bear the Burden Alone

Going beyond what companies need to do in response to emerging cultural shift reflected in movements that include “#MeToo” and “Times Up.”
  • Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Feb
16
2018
ASAP

Does Anything Good Happen After Midnight? Austin, Texas Adopts Paid Sick Leave

At approximately 1:00 a.m. CST on February 16, 2018, the Austin, Texas City Council approved an ordinance establishing a paid sick leave requirement that will apply to all private employers located within the City.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Feb
16
2018
Insight

The EEOC Phoenix District Office Challenges Releases Waiving Future Financial Liability for Discrimination Claims

A recent settlement shows that the EEOC continues, from time to time, to take the position in litigation that an employee’s private release may not waive the employee’s right to receive future financial relief in an EEOC discrimination action.
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Feb
14
2018
Insight

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Pay Equity Initiatives Flood the State Legislatures

In 2017, legislatures in more than 40 U.S. jurisdictions considered over 100 bills intended to narrow the lingering pay gap. While only a handful of those proposals ultimately became law, this wave shows no signs of subsiding.
  • Littler Pay Equity Assessment
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Wage and Hour

Feb
14
2018
ASAP

Grubhub Notches Victory for Gig Economy in Big Classification Win in California Federal Court

In a recent classification case involving the “gig” or shared economy, a U.S. magistrate judge handed down a significant win for Grubhub, concluding that a driver was an independent contractor, not an employee.
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers
  • Wage and Hour

Feb
13
2018
Insight

Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad

The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to “strengthen Canada’s approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad.”
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law

Feb
12
2018
ASAP

President's FY 2019 Budget Proposal Signals Cuts to Labor and Employment Funding

President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 indicates the administration intends to scale back the Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Feb
8
2018
ASAP

Reminder: Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes into Effect April 1, 2018

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect on April 1, 2018. This new law requires employers with six or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

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