March
17
ASAP

Maine Delays Effective Date of Anti-Discrimination Provisions of Recreational Marijuana Law

Last November, Maine voters approved An Act To Legalize Marijuana. Emergency legislation since enacted provides employers with operations in Maine a temporary reprieve from complying with the anti-discrimination provisions of the law until Feb. 1, 2018.
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

March
17
Insight

Third Circuit Permits Teaching Hospital Resident to Bring Retaliation Suit under Title IX

For the first time, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals found that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to medical residency programs.
  • Healthcare
  • Higher Education

March
16
ASAP

E-Verify Records Will Soon Be Purged

This is a reminder that, as of March 31, 2017, employers will not have access to E-Verify records that were created on or before Dec. 31, 2006.
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Government Contractors

March
16
Insight

Top 10 Issues to Consider When Posting Workers in France

“Posting of workers,” a common practice within the European Union, refers to the assignment of an employee to work in another EU Member State (the "host country") on a temporary basis.
  • International Employment Law
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers

March
14
ASAP

Court Rejects Recent Interpretation of Oregon Overtime Laws That Would Have Required Certain Employers to Double Count Daily and Weekly Overtime

On March 9, 2017, the Multnomah County Circuit Court rejected the recent move by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) to require Oregon’s “manufacturing establishments” to double count daily and weekly overtime for their employees.
  • Wage and Hour

March
13
Insight

Dutch and French Legislatures Introduce New Human Rights Due Diligence Reporting Requirements

In February 2017, legislatures in the Netherlands and France took significant steps to implement mandatory due diligence and reporting rules regarding the impact of an employer's operations and supply chains on human rights.
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law

March
13
Insight

New Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Disclosures Will Soon Take Effect for Large Employers in Great Britain

Effective April 6, 2017, new Gender Pay Reporting regulations to address the gender pay gap come into force in Great Britain.
  • International Employment Law
  • Wage and Hour
  • Discrimination and Harassment

March
12
ASAP

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

California assembly members recently introduced a bill containing new state-wide restrictions on an employer’s ability to make pre-hire and other employment decisions based on an applicant or employee’s criminal records, including a ban-the-box component.
  • Background Checks
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

March
9
ASAP

Oral Arguments Held in Browning-Ferris International v. NLRB

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held long-awaited oral arguments in Browning-Ferris International v. NLRB.
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers
  • Workplace Policy Institute

March
9
ASAP

Puerto Rico Adopts Local Equal Pay Act

On March 8, 2017, Puerto Rico enacted Act 16, creating the Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.
  • Wage and Hour
  • International Employment Law
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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