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Nov
9
2017
Insight

United Nations Continues its Development of a Treaty Imposing Liability on Companies for Human Rights Abuses

An ongoing debate exists regarding the nature and extent to which transnational companies should be held directly and legally liable for human rights impacts.
  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Employment Law

Nov
8
2017
Insight

The Minimum Wage in 2018: A Rates-Only Update

This article details state- and local-level changes to the minimum wage that are scheduled to occur throughout 2018.
  • Wage and Hour

Nov
6
2017
Insight

Upsurge in Sexual Harassment Claims: What Employers Need to Know

What employers need to know about creating a harassment-free workplace and what to do when sexual harassment claims are made.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Litigation and Trials

Oct
25
2017
Insight

The DCA Has Issued Proposed Rules for the New York City Fair Workweek’s Predictive Scheduling Laws

On October 16, 2017, New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs promulgated rules that further expand upon New York City’s Fair Workweek Law.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Retail

Oct
23
2017
Insight

Return of the Living Dead: Could Unsuccessful California Bills Haunt Employers in 2018?

While employers are still coming to terms with the legislation Governor Brown signed into law earlier this month, it is worth noting what he did not approve—especially because the bills he killed this year could come back to life.
  • Wage and Hour

Oct
19
2017
Insight

High Alert for California Employers and Employers Nationwide for the Second Wave of FCRA Class Actions

The flurry of Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions against employers started in or about 2012 and was not limited to California.
  • Background Checks

Oct
19
2017
Insight

The Higher They Are, The Harder You Fall

You don’t need to be a cable news network, a Hollywood production company, a media mogul or a politician in order to feel the ripple effect from the recent wave of workplace sexual harassment claims.
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Litigation and Trials

Oct
16
2017
Insight

With Governor Brown’s Signature, California Employers Face a Gauntlet of New Laws

Governor Brown signed into law a jaw-dropping number of bills that pertain to labor and employment issues.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
  • Workplace Policy Institute

Oct
16
2017
Insight

Hurricane Maria's Aftermath, Part II: Puerto Rico Government Provides Various Exemptions and Extensions to Multiple Upcoming Deadlines

In order to assist in rebuilding and recovery following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s governor and several agencies have issued multiple exemptions to previously established rules for operations, as well as extensions to multiple deadlines.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Taxes
  • International Employment Law

Oct
16
2017
Insight

California Statewide Ban-the-Box Law Signed By Governor

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide ban-the-box law, which goes into effect January 1, 2018.
  • Background Checks

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