The New Mexico Court of Appeals held in Wolinsky v. New Mexico Corrections Department that the state Fair Pay for Women Act’s definition of “employer” extends to the State of New Mexico and its agencies.
To help employers grapple with enhanced training obligations in the Golden State, this article and the accompanying chart summarize the primary anti-harassment and human trafficking awareness training duties.
In a recent case, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that back pay damages awarded under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act are not wages under the state Wage Act, curtailing claims for individual liability.
While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.
On December 28, 2018, a divided Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld portions of an Obama-era standard for determining “joint employer” status under the National Labor Relations Act, sending the case back to the National Labor Relations Board.
Developing a paid sick and safe time policy that complies universally – or even with two laws – has become increasingly challenging. Without fail, each new law seems to contain one provision that could hinder establishment of uniform practices.