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.
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.
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.
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
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.