Apr
19
2018
Insight

Ninth Circuit Holds "Catchall" Exception to the Equal Pay Act is Limited to "Job-Related" Factors, Excludes Consideration of Prior Salary

In Rizo v. Yovino, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently examined whether an employer can justify a wage differential between male and female employees by relying on prior salary.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Wage and Hour

Apr
19
2018
Insight

OFCCP Clarifies Methodology for Contractor Audit Selection

On April 18, 2018, in another step signaling increased transparency for federal contractors, OFCCP issued a release describing its methodology for selecting and scheduling federal contractors for audit in 2018.
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Government Contractors
  • Construction

Apr
17
2018
Littler Report

How to Generate, File, Retain and Execute Electronic HR Documents While Complying with Employee Records Laws and Electronic Signature Protocols—Worldwide

This article addresses how a multinational employer’s electronic information systems can comply, worldwide, with old legal rules that presuppose HR documents on paper.
  • International Employment Law
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Apr
17
2018
ASAP

IRS Issues FAQs on Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit

The IRS has issued FAQs to provide guidance to employers relating to portions of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that created the Paid Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit.
  • Employment Taxes
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Apr
17
2018
ASAP

Washington State Amends Domestic Violence Leave Law

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington State amended its domestic violence leave law to require employers to provide reasonable safety accommodations. The amendments also prohibit discrimination and retaliation based on actual or perceived victim status.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Apr
16
2018
ASAP

New Pay Equity Law in Washington State

Washington State has joined the ranks of jurisdictions that have adopted expanded equal pay legislation. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act will take effect on June 7, 2018.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Apr
16
2018
Insight

Hong Kong Considers Draft Law Requiring Companies to Report on Modern Slavery

The Hong Kong legislature is currently considering draft legislation which, if enacted, will require certain companies—including those incorporated outside of Hong Kong—to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement.”
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Apr
13
2018
ASAP

DOL Issues Three Opinion Letters and One Fact Sheet

On April 12, 2018, the United States Department of Labor issued three opinion letters and a new fact sheet providing guidance on various wage and hour issues.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Higher Education

Apr
13
2018
Insight

New York State and City Expand Anti-Harassment Requirements for Employers

Both the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council recently adopted new legislation targeting sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Apr
12
2018
ASAP

DOL Clarifies Amendment to the FLSA's Tip Pool Rules

The DOL's new Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-3 clarifies some questions left open following the recent FLSA amendment affecting tipped employees and tip ownership.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workplace Policy Institute

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