Nov
19
2018
Insight

Minimum Wage, Tipped and Exempt Employee Pay in 2019: A Rates-Only Update

Minimum wage laws can impact businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city.

Nov
16
2018
Insight

The Other Shoe Drops: Court of Appeal Decision Narrows Use of Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions in California

A decision by a California Court of Appeal, rejecting prior case law, seriously calls into question whether employee non-solicit clauses restraining former employees from soliciting former co-workers to leave the company’s employ are allowed.

Nov
16
2018
ASAP

IRS Publishes Pension Plan Limitations for 2019

On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2019 tax year.

Nov
16
2018
ASAP

Twins Once More: Saint Paul Passes $15 Minimum Wage Ordinance

On November 14, 2018, the Saint Paul City Council passed, and Mayor Melvin Carter signed into law, an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage in Saint Paul, Minnesota to $15 an hour starting as early as 2022 for large businesses.

Nov
16
2018
Insight

Biometric Privacy Case Before Illinois Supreme Court Could Open Litigation Floodgates

On November 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that has significant implications for Illinois employers, though it is not an employment-law case.

Nov
15
2018
ASAP

Dutch Labour Party Proposes Law Guaranteeing Employees a Right to Disconnect

The Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) announced that it would like to introduce legislation guaranteeing employees a right to completely disconnect, outside working hours.

Nov
14
2018
ASAP

NYC Council Proposes Additional Harassment Training Requirement for "Nightlife Establishments" and Their Employees

The New York City Council recently introduced anti-harassment legislation targeting the City’s nightlife establishments and the issue of patron harassment.

Nov
14
2018
ASAP

UK Supreme Court Rules on "Gay Cake" Case

Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. The UK Supreme Court recently held that a bakery that refused to supply a pro-same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate against the man ordering it.

Nov
13
2018
Insight

Employers are Preparing Now to Tackle 2019's Newest Labor and Employment Laws

As 2018 draws to a close, employers are looking to the next wave of labor and employment laws and regulations that will take effect in 2019 and beyond.

Nov
13
2018
ASAP

UK Parental Bereavement Leave – New Rights to Leave and Pay

Under the new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, starting in 2020, parents who experience the unfortunate loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.

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