On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the New Parent Leave Act (SB 63) into law, requiring employers with at least 20 employees to provide employees with 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected parental bonding leave.
A New York appellate court recently found that an arbitration agreement requiring employees to bring claims individually and barring an employee’s participation in class and collective actions violated the employees’ right to engage in concerted activity.
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 37) to block the rule implementing Executive Order 13,673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, otherwise known as the "blacklisting" rule.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to address whether class and collective action waivers are lawful in an arbitration agreement, many employers have asked whether similar pending cases will be held in abeyance.