The latest Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions continues this administration's trend of adding fewer new rules and reexamining older ones. These semiannual agendas provide insight into federal agency priorities for the coming year.
The latest coalition agreement arrived at by Germany's two ruling parties will usher in numerous changes to employment legislation that are expected to be implemented over the next four years. Since some of these changes are extensive.
In a groundbreaking new decision, the California Supreme Court announced a significant change in independent contractor law, adopting a modified “ABC” test for determining whether an individual is an employee under the Wage Orders.
May begins the legislative homestretch for a number of states. Nearly half of the state legislatures have adjourned for the year, and another nine are expected to end their sessions by the end of the month.
In a case of first impression, the 11th Circuit concluded that filing a written consent – even in a matter that is never certified as a collective action – is sufficient to bestow “party plaintiff” status to a putative opt-in plaintiff.
The DOL recently issued additional information on the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program. While not all-encompassing, the new publication sheds more light on the program’s mechanics and the “steps” employers must take to participate.