The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s litigation program brought 66 lawsuits alleging workplace harassment (41 alleging sexual harassment) in FY 2018, a more than 50% increase over the prior year.
The Colorado Court of Appeals recently held that clauses requiring arbitration of all claims “arising under” an agreement are broad and that such language is not intended to limit the scope of arbitrable claims.
On September 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission responded to a proposal to update the Executive, Administrative and Professional overtime exemptions to the state's minimum wage law.
Employers that use criminal record-screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws and should know that the EEOC’s scrutiny of such policies, while perhaps scaled back, has not ended.
Starting October 1, 2018, the USCIS will begin implementing its June 28, 2018 policy memorandum to prioritize the removal of foreign nationals from the U.S. on the basis of public safety, in compliance with Executive Order 13768.
The home health care industry suffered a major setback on September 26, 2018, when a court ruled that the NY Department of Labor's emergency rulemaking amendment to the “13-hour rule” was “null, void and invalid.”