January
31
ASAP

Oregon Changes Interpretation of Overtime Laws, Advising Certain Employers to Double Count Daily and Weekly Overtime Payments

Between December 2016 and January 2017, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) instituted a significant change in its historic treatment of the interplay between two statutes that provide for daily and weekly overtime pay.
  • Wage and Hour

January
29
ASAP

What Does the President's Executive Order Blocking Foreign Nationals From Seven Countries Mean for Employment-Based Visas?

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled: "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." How does this impact employment-based visas?
  • Global Mobility and Immigration
  • Workplace Policy Institute

January
27
ASAP

Court Limits Reach of Minneapolis Mandatory Sick and Safe Leave Law

A Minnesota court has issued a temporary injunction preventing Minneapolis from enforcing its Sick and Safe Time Ordinance against any employer “resident outside the geographic boundaries” of the city until after a hearing on the merits or court order.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workplace Policy Institute

January
26
ASAP

Puerto Rico Approves Major Reform of its Employment Laws

On January 26, 2017, the Governor of Puerto Rico approved the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act, which makes substantial changes to virtually all existing Puerto Rican employment laws.
  • International Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

January
26
Insight

Puerto Rico Treasury Issues New Guidance on Rules and Procedures for Qualification of Retirement Plans

The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Tax Policy Circular Letter No. 16-08 on December 23, 2016, establishing new rules regarding the validity of, and request for, retirement plan qualification letters.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Taxes
  • International Employment Law

January
25
ASAP

Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Bill Set To Go Into Effect On May 23, 2017

Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Bill into law on Monday, January 23, 2017.
  • Wage and Hour

January
25
Insight

Ninth Circuit is the First Appellate Court to Rule on “Extraneous Text” in a FCRA Background Check Disclosure

On January 20, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first appellate court to rule on the lawfulness of a liability waiver in a FCRA disclosure.
  • Background Checks

January
23
Podcast

Big Data Insights with LegalZoom’s General Counsel

In this Big Data Podcast, Dr. Zev Eigen, Littler’s Global Director of Data Analytics is joined…
  • Littler Big Data Initiative

January
23
ASAP

New Administration Orders Freeze of Pending Regulations, Takes Aim at the Affordable Care Act

One of the first acts of the new Administration on Inauguration Day was to issue a memorandum putting the brakes—at least temporarily—on federal regulations that have not yet taken effect, and to release an executive order regarding the ACA.
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice
  • Employee Benefits

January
20
Insight

Dear Littler: Can A Boss Fire Someone for Off-Duty Political Activities?

I saw one of my employees on the local news the other night participating in a political rally. We try to maintain a tension-free workplace. Can I discipline him for this conduct, or institute a policy prohibiting this kind of behavior?
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Labor Management Relations

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