Aug
16
2018
ASAP

No Dire Straits for Workers Involved in Labor Disputes in N.J. as Governor Expands Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits

On Friday, August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the State’s unemployment insurance law to provide benefits to employees in a variety of new circumstances, where unemployment stems from a labor dispute.

Aug
15
2018
ASAP

Court Rules Federal Railway Unemployment Insurance Act Completely Preempts Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Focused Reviews Coming in FY 2019

The OFCCP has issued a new directive announcing a plan to implement focused reviews of contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA.

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Orders Staff to Respect Contractors' Religious Freedoms

The OFCCP has issued a new directive instructing staff to take into account in their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity enforcement activities recent opinions and executive orders addressing religious freedoms.

Aug
13
2018
ASAP

New York Sexual Harassment Laws – The City Commission Publishes Poster and Fact Sheet

On August 10, 2018, the New York City Commission on Human Rights published an English-language workplace poster that must be displayed by all New York City employers beginning on September 6, 2018, along with a fact sheet for employees.

Aug
10
2018
Insight

Victory for NYU After First Trial in the 401(k) Fee Cases Filed Against Colleges and Universities

On July 31, 2018, a New York federal court issued an opinion in favor of NYU, in the first case to reach trial concerning ERISA challenges to fees and investment lineups in school retirement plans.

Aug
10
2018
ASAP

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission Releases Pregnancy Accommodations Poster

The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission (SCHAC) has released its new workplace poster, revised to reflect certain changes required by the recently enacted South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act.

Aug
9
2018
ASAP

Mexico: New Method to Calculate Overtime

Mexico’s Second Chamber of the Supreme Court recently decided that to calculate the weekly overtime pay, minutes worked exceeding the regular work day must be counted cumulatively for the entire workweek and paid in full hour units.

Aug
9
2018
ASAP

México: Nuevo método para calcular el tiempo extraordinario

La Corte recientemente decidió que para calcular el pago de tiempo extraordinario semanal, los minutos laborados excedentes a la duración de la jornada laboral, deben ser acumulables a la semana y pagados por unidad de hora completa.

Aug
9
2018
Podcast

Spotlight on Positive Employee Relations Training: How Employers Can Reap the Benefits of Employee Engagement

A discussion of the importance of cultivating “employee engagement” to foster a productive, invested workforce.

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