Aug
22
2018
ASAP

2018 VETS-4212 Filing Season is Here; Deadline is September 30

On August 1, 2018, the DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) opened the filing season for the 2018 VETS-4212 report.

Aug
21
2018
Podcast

New and Already Improved! California Clarifies Its Salary History Ban

Bruce Sarchet and Corinn Jackson discuss recently-adopted amendments to the California salary history ban.

Aug
21
2018
Insight

Texas Two-Step: San Antonio Joins Austin in Mandating Paid Sick and Safe Leave; Then Court Enjoins Austin Law from Taking Effect During Appeal

On August 16, 2018, the San Antonio City Council adopted a paid sick and safe leave ordinance which, aside from minor linguistic differences, is identical to the ordinance passed earlier this year in Austin.

Aug
17
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Treasury Department Extends Period to Make Hurricane-Related Retirement Plan Distributions

The PR Treasury has extended the period allowing Puerto Rico residents impacted by Hurricane Maria to make distributions from qualified retirement plans and IRAs at a preferential tax rate.

Aug
16
2018
ASAP

No Dire Straits for Workers Involved in Labor Disputes in N.J. as Governor Expands Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits

On Friday, August 10, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the State’s unemployment insurance law to provide benefits to employees in a variety of new circumstances, where unemployment stems from a labor dispute.

Aug
15
2018
ASAP

Court Rules Federal Railway Unemployment Insurance Act Completely Preempts Massachusetts Sick Leave Law

On August 10, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled that the federal Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA) completely preempts the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law (ESTL).

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Focused Reviews Coming in FY 2019

The OFCCP has issued a new directive announcing a plan to implement focused reviews of contractors’ compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA.

Aug
14
2018
ASAP

OFCCP Orders Staff to Respect Contractors' Religious Freedoms

The OFCCP has issued a new directive instructing staff to take into account in their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity enforcement activities recent opinions and executive orders addressing religious freedoms.

Aug
13
2018
ASAP

New York Sexual Harassment Laws – The City Commission Publishes Poster and Fact Sheet

On August 10, 2018, the New York City Commission on Human Rights published an English-language workplace poster that must be displayed by all New York City employers beginning on September 6, 2018, along with a fact sheet for employees.

Aug
10
2018
Insight

Victory for NYU After First Trial in the 401(k) Fee Cases Filed Against Colleges and Universities

On July 31, 2018, a New York federal court issued an opinion in favor of NYU, in the first case to reach trial concerning ERISA challenges to fees and investment lineups in school retirement plans.

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