January
6
Littler Report

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — January 2017

The January edition of the Insider Report reviews what federal agencies accomplished in the final weeks of 2016, discusses state and municipal laws that advanced in December, and previews what the 115th Congress has in store for 2017.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Wage and Hour
  • Employee Benefits

January
6
ASAP

Department of Labor's Exit Memorandum Calls for Changes to Address Gig Economy Employment

According to the DOL, the “largest question” for the incoming administration will be how to “embrace innovation” as part of the changing nature of work, while ensuring a level of workforce protections for participants in the on-demand economy.
  • Workplace Policy Institute

January
6
Podcast

Not Phoning It In: Telecommuting Accommodations and the ADA

In Quentin Tarantino's classic film, "Pulp Fiction," two hitmen, Jules and Vincent…
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

January
5
Podcast

California’s New “Two-Tier” Minimum Wage

A discussion of this two-tier approach and its impact on businesses and employer compliance.
  • Wage and Hour

January
5
ASAP

Why Learning How to Count to 26 Just Became Important: Recent Changes to California and Local Minimum Wage Laws

Recently California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement issued an FAQ concerning 2016 legislative changes that impact the state minimum wage in 2017 and future years.
  • Wage and Hour

December
28
Insight

New York State Has Adopted Amendments to Existing Minimum Wage Orders

The New York State Department of Labor has adopted the proposed amendments to its Wage Orders, ending weeks of speculation about whether and when increases in the minimum salaries for employees to be exempt from overtime will come into force.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Retail

December
22
Insight

District of Columbia Passes Expansive Paid Leave Law

After more than a year of debate, on December 20, 2016, the District of Columbia Council voted to create one of the most generous paid leave laws in the country.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

December
22
Insight

New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws for Washington Employers

November 2016 was a dynamic month for laws relating to Washington State workers.
  • Wage and Hour
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

December
20
Insight

Federal Overtime Rule Injunction Calls for State-Level Attention

Although employers (for now) do not need to comply with the DOL's new overtime exemption rule, they should consider whether current salary levels for their exempt employees satisfy state law requirements.
  • Wage and Hour

December
19
ASAP

EEOC Issues Guidance on Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace

The EEOC recently published a resource document titled, “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights,” which summarizes the rights of individuals with mental health conditions under the ADA.
  • Discrimination and Harassment

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