Aug
2
2018
ASAP

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Noncompete Reform

After years of negotiation, on July 31, 2018, the Massachusetts legislature finally was able to pass legislation that, if signed by Governor Charlie Baker, would significantly limit the enforceability of noncompetition agreements in the Commonwealth.

Aug
2
2018
WPI Report

WPI State of the States: Employer Liability, Harassment, and Salary History Bans Continue to Occupy State Legislatures

As the summer months heat up, state legislative activity has noticeably cooled. This month's State of the States discusses bills that were enacted or advanced in July.

Aug
2
2018
ASAP

OSHA Proposes to Rescind Major Portions of its Electronic Reporting Rule

On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to abolish much of the existing electronic reporting obligations for establishments with 250 or more employees.

Aug
1
2018
ASAP

Sixth Circuit Rejects Argument that Full-Time Job Requires Full-Time Hours in ADA Failure to Accommodate Case

Holding that full-time presence at the workplace is not always an essential job function, the Sixth Circuit recently reversed summary judgment in favor of the employer in an Americans with Disabilities Act failure to accommodate case.

Jul
31
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage for Construction Workers in Government-Funded Construction Projects

On July 30, 2018, the governor of Puerto Rico signed Executive Order No. 2018-033, increasing the minimum wage for construction workers and requiring the use of project labor agreements in government-funded construction projects.

Jul
31
2018
WPI Report

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage & Overtime Developments (July Edition)

To help employers work on their compliance tans – and avoid getting burned – this article quickly recaps this month’s minimum wage, overtime, and tip-related developments across the country.

Jul
27
2018
Insight

The Sexual Harassment Problem in the Food and Hospitality Industries

Given the risks inherent in the food and hospitality industries, as well as the spotlight #MeToo has shone on different industries’ policies and practices, food and hospitality employers should pay particular attention to harassment complaints.

Jul
27
2018
ASAP

OSHA Update: Court of Appeals Upholds Employer's Criminal Liability and Maximum Fine in Employee's Death

On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a verdict that had found an employer criminally liable for an employee's fatal fall.

Jul
26
2018
ASAP

Change at the Top: Ondray Harris Stepping Down as OFCCP Director

Littler has confirmed that Ondray Harris will be stepping down as head of the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) effective July 27, 2018.

Jul
26
2018
Insight

UK Supreme Court Finds Leaks in Pimlico's Independent Contractor Model

The United Kingdom Supreme Court recently held that an individual who worked for Pimlico Plumbers as an “independent contractor” was in fact a “worker.”

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