Jul
3
2018
ASAP

The Regular Rate Riddle in the Massachusetts "Grand Bargain" Legislation

The new Massachusetts “grand bargain” legislation gradually phases out the requirement that retailers pay time-and-a-half for work on Sundays or certain holidays. However, this phase-out has a hidden complication.

Jul
2
2018
Insight

The NLRB Expands the Use of Confidentiality Rules in The Boeing Co.

The NLRB General Counsel’s recent memo provides guidance about how the Board’s The Boeing Co. decision will affect many types of workplace rules, including taking on the challenging task of categorizing confidentiality rules as lawful or unlawful.

Jul
2
2018
ASAP

NYC May Start Enforcing its Law Requiring Fast Food Employers to Facilitate Payroll Deductions to Fund Contributions to Certain Not-For-Profit Organizations

Last June, New York City passed legislation that significantly reduced fast food and retail employers’ flexibility in crafting schedules to meet their legitimate business needs.

Jun
29
2018
ASAP

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds That State Disability Discrimination Law Requires Proof of Intent to Establish Liability

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently overturned a longstanding line of cases that allowed disabled employees to prevail in discrimination cases without proving the employer intended to discriminate or was even aware that the employee was disabled.

Jun
29
2018
ASAP

Jun
29
2018
ASAP

Hotel California: Annual Minimum Wage Increases Take Place on July 1

Hotel employees in Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, California are entitled to a minimum wage increase, effective July 1, 2018.

Jun
29
2018
WPI Report

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

With the World Cup in full swing, it’s difficult to fathom anything else occurring—yet minimum wage, tip, and overtime developments keep happening. Here’s our quick round-up for those of you taking a break from the on-field action.

Jun
28
2018
ASAP

Supreme Court Strikes Public-Sector Union Agency Fees

On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court, in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, closed out the October 2017 Term by delivering a blow to public-sector unions.

Jun
28
2018
ASAP

SCOTUS Upholds Travel Restrictions

On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the travel ban implemented by the Trump Administration in September 2017.

Jun
26
2018
Insight

Revised Seattle Paid Sick & Safe Time Rules Give Employers Limited Time to Comply

Seattle, Washington’s Office of Labor Standards revised its rules concerning the Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. The rules, like the ordinance, were amended to better align with the state paid sick leave law, which took effect January 1.

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