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May
18
2017
Insight

Sorting out the Truth About the Right to Disconnect in France

Introduced on August 8, 2016 and effective since January 1, 2017, the “El Khomri law” (named after the French Labor Minister) or “loi travail” granted employees in France the "right to disconnect" from digital devices.
  • International Employment Law

May
18
2017
Insight

Supreme Court Emphatically Defends Arbitration Agreements from State Interference

On May 15, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court reiterated the principle that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires states to treat arbitration agreements just as they treat other types of contracts.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

May
10
2017
Insight

Sixth Circuit Extends "Cat’s Paw" Liability Theory to FMLA Retaliation Claims

A Sixth Circuit panel has held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation cases.
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

May
9
2017
Insight

House Passes American Health Care Act: Fate in the Senate Uncertain

Seven years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on May 4, 2017, to dismantle the sweeping law and replace key provisions with a dramatically different vision of health care reform.
  • Employee Benefits
  • Workplace Policy Institute
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

May
6
2017
Insight

"Who Can It Be Now?" New York's Highest Court Explains Who May Be Liable For Discrimination Based On A Criminal Conviction

A court in New York recently provided answers to questions regarding who may be liable under the state’s fair employment law for discrimination based on an individual’s conviction record.
  • Background Checks

May
4
2017
Insight

West Virginia Employers Soon to Enjoy Greater Flexibility in Drug Testing Employees, Despite Enactment of Nation’s 29th Medical Marijuana Law

The West Virginia Legislature recently passed two bills that dramatically change the landscape of West Virginia’s laws on medical marijuana use and employee drug testing.
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

May
2
2017
Insight

FTC Issues "Advice" on Background Check Disclosure and Authorization Forms

On April 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a blog article entitled “Background checks on prospective employees: Keep required disclosures simple.”
  • Background Checks

Apr
26
2017
Insight

New Changes to Massachusetts Regulations on Criminal History Checks

Massachusetts recently issued amended regulations governing use of the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services' (DCJIS) database of information. These changes will impact employers that obtain criminal records provided by the DCJIS.
  • Background Checks

Apr
24
2017
Insight

Security Breach Notification Becomes More Complex For Employers

New Mexico recently became the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, while Virginia took the lead in expanding its law to address the recent explosion of W-2 phishing scams, and Tennessee once again amended its breach notification statute.
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Apr
24
2017
Insight

District of Columbia Enacts the Universal Paid Leave Act

In late 2016, after more than a year of debate, the District of Columbia Council voted to create one of the most generous paid leave laws in the country. After making it through the congressional review period, the law became effective on April 7, 2017.
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

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