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.

Jun
25
2018
ASAP

Supreme Court Holds Stock Options Are Not Taxable under the RRTA

The Supreme Court recently held that railroad stock options are not taxable compensation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act. This ruling represents a significant win for railroad companies.

Jun
25
2018
ASAP

Mid-Year Michigan Legislative Update

The Michigan Legislature has been busy during the first six months of 2018, addressing several issues that will impact employers across the state.

Jun
21
2018
ASAP

The District of Columbia Eliminates the "Tip Credit"

Residents of the District Columbia voted to approve Initiative 77, which will incrementally phase out the “tip credit” that many employers use as an offset towards their minimum wage obligations to employees who also earn tips.

Jun
21
2018
ASAP

Association Health Plans: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a MEWA?

On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor issued its highly anticipated final rule expanding the availability of association health plans (“AHPs”).

Jun
21
2018
Dear Littler

Dear Littler: How Do Employers Use Big Data, And What Are The Risks?

What the heck is “big data?” Are there any risks with relying on “extra” information about candidates?

Jun
20
2018
Podcast

Investigations in the #MeToo Environment: The Importance of Planning Before A Harassment Complaint

Jennifer Youpa and Kevin O’Neill discuss the need for employers to plan various investigatory protocols well ahead of any complaints.

Jun
19
2018
Podcast

California’s Pay History Ban: Common Questions; Practical Suggestions

In this podcast, Bruce Sarchet and Corinn Jackson, both with Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, consider the compliance twists and turns of California’s salary history ban, which took effect on January 1, 2018.

Jun
19
2018
ASAP

Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury Issues Guidance on the Federal Employee Retention Benefit for Certain Employers Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

The Puerto Rico Treasury has issued guidance on a new employee retention benefit available to employers affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Jun
19
2018
Insight

Enforcing Civility: The Board's New Boeing Standard Influences a Range of Policies Promoting Positive Workplaces for Employers and Employees

A recent NLRB decision does not merely approve rules prohibiting workplace rudeness or requiring courtesy as a general matter; it also reflects a new perspective on rules such as those regulating coworker harassment, disparagement, and cooperation.

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