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Nov
14
2018
ASAP

UK Supreme Court Rules on "Gay Cake" Case

Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. The UK Supreme Court recently held that a bakery that refused to supply a pro-same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate against the man ordering it.

Nov
13
2018
ASAP

UK Parental Bereavement Leave – New Rights to Leave and Pay

Under the new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, starting in 2020, parents who experience the unfortunate loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.

Nov
13
2018
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Chicago City Council Creates Office of Labor Standards to Enforce Chicago’s Employment Ordinances

On October 31, 2018, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved the formation of the Office for Labor Standards, created to facilitate more rigorous enforcement of the city’s employment ordinances.

Nov
12
2018
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DOL Issues Opinion Letter Clarifying When Employees Paid on Hourly, Daily or Shift Basis Can Satisfy "Salary Basis" Requirement

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new opinion letter addressing the circumstances under which an employee who is paid on an hourly, daily, or shift basis (subject to a weekly guarantee) may qualify as an exempt employee.

Nov
9
2018
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DOL Reissues 2009 Opinion Letter and Loosens Rules to Apply a Tip Credit to Employees Who Perform Side Work

On November 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued and adopted a nearly decade-old opinion letter to clarify how employers must pay tipped employees who perform dual jobs.

Nov
7
2018
ASAP

What Will the Democratic Takeover of the House of Representatives Mean for Labor and Employment Law?

What does this new House Democratic majority, and strengthened Republican majority in the Senate, mean for labor and employment policy over the next two years?

Nov
6
2018
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DOL Extends PAID Program, Presenting Employers with "Third Option" to Release FLSA Claims

In an effort to create a win-win solution for both employers and employees, the Department of Labor has extended its pilot compliance program, called the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID).

Nov
5
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Changes Tax Reporting on Act 80 Payments Made During Tax Year 2018

On October 22, 2018, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Publication 18-03, which makes tax reporting and tax deadline changes for certain severance payments.

Nov
1
2018
ASAP

New Jersey Publishes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Notice in 12 New Languages

New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development created a webpage concerning the state’s paid sick and safe time law, and the site includes resources such as the mandatory notice in English and numerous other languages.

Nov
1
2018
ASAP

México: Nueva Norma Oficial Mexicana para Prevenir y Abordar Factores de Riesgo Psicosocial en el Centro de Trabajo.

El pasado 23 de octubre del presente año, la Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (“STPS”) publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación la Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-035-STPS-2018 (“NOM”), sobre los factores de riesgo psicosocial en el trabajo

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