On April 23, 2018, the Minnesota House Majority Leader introduced a bill to amend the Minnesota Human Rights Act to change the legal standard for sexual harassment. If passed, the bill would do away with the “severe or pervasive” standard.
On the heels of signing equal pay legislation which will substantially expand pay equity protections for New Jersey employees, Governor Phil Murphy tweeted that he will sign a statewide paid sick leave bill on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
In a case of first impression, the 11th Circuit concluded that filing a written consent – even in a matter that is never certified as a collective action – is sufficient to bestow “party plaintiff” status to a putative opt-in plaintiff.
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.
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.”
The FLSA requires employers to pay overtime to covered employees, but exempts numerous categories of workers. Traditionally, these exemptions have been construed narrowly against the employer asserting them. Not anymore.
In anticipation of April Fools' Day, we celebrate labor and employment cases and news that could be jokes, but aren't. If there's anything we've learned over the last year, real news and fake news are often hard to distinguish.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled, in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based on an employee’s transgender status is discrimination based on “sex” in violation of Title VII.