In a significant decision for employers, a Colorado appellate court recently upheld an employer’s policy requiring forfeiture of accrued, unused vacation at separation of employment, finding the policy did not violate the Colorado Wage Claim Act.
On July 10, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation significantly expanding the protections of New York’s Pay Equity Law, and imposing a ban on inquiries into an applicant’s salary history.
The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a notice period award to a separated employee, which had exceeded the normal "cap," and also held that the employer could not enforce a termination provision in a bonus plan due to lack of meaningful employee notice.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays. This decision may allow employers in other industries to challenge the state premium pay law as well.
The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations upon employers in the District of Columbia. This article reviews recently-enacted laws and their key obligations.
Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.
On June 10, 2019, Alabama enacted the state’s first wage equity law. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) mimics, in large portion, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), but includes race as a protected classification in addition to sex.