Santa Monica, California, became the latest municipality to enact its own minimum wage and sick leave ordinance, proposed by the City Council on January 12, 2016, and approved shortly thereafter on January 26, 2016.
The OSC recently issued an opinion letter clarifying that employers that carry out discriminatory employment practices, even indirectly by way of a third-party labor contractor, may still be held liable for certain INA violations.
The changing nature of employment, including the move to more online-based commerce, has increased the number of on-demand or "gig" workers. The DOL now seeks an official government record of these workers.
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a call for interested parties to file briefs addressing the Board’s current standard on whether graduate student assistants are “employees” under the NLRA.