Jul
17
2018
ASAP

Trump Administration DOL Issues First Substantive Guidance on Independent Contractors

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on Friday, July 13, 2018, titled “Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver.”
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers
  • Healthcare
  • Wage and Hour

Jul
17
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico: New Act Extends the List of Authorized Deductions to Non-Exempt Employees' Wages

The Governor of Puerto Rico recently signed into law Act No. 115, extending the list of authorized payroll deductions under Act 17-1931.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Wage and Hour
  • International Employment Law

Jul
16
2018
Insight

#MeToo at Home and Abroad

The #MeToo movement is a global phenomenon that has implications for multinational employers.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • International Employment Law

Jul
13
2018
ASAP

District Court Preliminarily Enjoins Some Components of California Sanctuary Laws Impacting Employers

On July 4, 2018, the DOJ obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act and other sanctuary laws when a California federal court held that certain provisions violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration

Jul
13
2018
Insight

Australia: New South Wales Introduces Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Australian State of New South Wales recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which requires covered companies to release an annual statement that details the steps taken to ensure their operations and suppliers do not engage in modern slavery.
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law

Jul
12
2018
ASAP

Wisconsin Supreme Court Ends Required Deference to State Administrative Agencies' Interpretations, Allowing Employers to Push for Broader Review of Agency Decisions

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently reversed its nearly half-century practice of deferring to state administrative agencies’ interpretations of the laws the agencies are responsible for enforcing.
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Litigation and Trials

Jul
12
2018
ASAP

California Enacts a Privileged Communication Law Regarding Sexual Harassment Claims

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many states have been making concerted efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment through proposed legislation. On July 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of those proposals into law.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Jul
10
2018
ASAP

Brazil: Starting July 16, All Companies Must Use The eSocial Reporting System

Starting July 16, 2018, all employers in Brazil must use the new eSocial platform, developed to unify an employer's transmission of employment- and work-related data to various federal government institutions.
  • International Employment Law

Jul
9
2018
Insight

A Closer Look at Trump's Latest SCOTUS Nominee: Brett Kavanaugh

On July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to potentially fill the impending U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, which takes effect on July 31, 2018.
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Jul
9
2018
ASAP

Reminder – NYC's "Temporary Schedule Change" Law Becomes Effective on July 18, 2018

Enacted this past January, New York City’s “Temporary Schedule Change” law becomes effective on July 18, 2018.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

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