Nationwide class action claims against employers under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act are more common now than ever before. The 9th Circuit recently issued an opinion addressing an important procedural issue in FCRA cases: constitutional standing.
The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) on Friday, July 13, 2018, titled “Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver.”
On July 4, 2018, the DOJ obtained a partial victory in its challenge of California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act and other sanctuary laws when a California federal court held that certain provisions violated the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many states have been making concerted efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment through proposed legislation. On July 9, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of those proposals into law.
Starting July 16, 2018, all employers in Brazil must use the new eSocial platform, developed to unify an employer's transmission of employment- and work-related data to various federal government institutions.
New York’s Third Department appellate court – which has jurisdiction over all state Unemployment Division appeals – recently issued a significant decision for “gig” economy companies with operations in New York.
On July 5, 2018, Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2351 into law, adding Hawaii to the list of jurisdictions generally prohibiting employers from asking applicants about their prior compensation history.