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July 11, 2019

New York Expands Pay Equity Law Beyond Equal Work and Gender and Bans Inquiries into Salary History

On July 10, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation significantly expanding the protections of New York’s Pay Equity Law, and imposing a ban on inquiries into an applicant’s salary history.

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July 11, 2019

UK: Court of Appeal Holds Men on Shared Parental Leave Can Be Paid Less than Women on Maternity Leave

The United Kingdom Court of Appeal recently held that it is not discriminatory for enhanced shared parental leave pay (mostly claimed by men) to be paid by employers at a lower rate than enhanced maternity leave pay (claimed by women).

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July 11, 2019

HHS Proposed Regulations Remove Protections from the Affordable Care Act for Transgender Patients

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed regulations interpreting the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), changing prior interpretations that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.

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July 9, 2019

NLRB Eases Standard for Withdrawing Union Recognition Upon Contract Expiration

The NLRB has adopted a new standard that applies to an employer’s anticipatory withdrawal of union recognition, and set forth a new framework for determining whether a union has reacquired majority status.

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July 8, 2019

Automation Continues to Reshape the Face of Work

It seems almost every day we are presented with more evidence that automation is having profound consequences on the nature of work in America—in expected and unexpected ways.

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July 8, 2019

OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Standards Improvement Project IV Final Rule

On May 14, 2019, OSHA issued a final rule as part of its ongoing Standards Improvement Project (SIP). The final rule is set to go into effect on July 15, 2019.

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July 3, 2019

Second Circuit Sends Home Care Worker’s Putative Class Claims to Union Arbitration on an Individual Basis

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed a significant victory to New York’s home care industry.

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July 2, 2019

EEOC Provides Additional Guidance on EEO-1 Component 2 Information

Now that the 2018 EEO-1 Component 1 filing deadline has passed, employers have been anxiously awaiting additional information on the requirements for filing 2017 and 2018 Component 2 compensation data due September 30, 2019.

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July 2, 2019

WPI Wage Watch: Minimum Wage, Tip, and Overtime Developments (June Edition)

Summer, summer, summertime; time to sit back and unwind with minimum wage, overtime, and tip-related developments that occurred in June 2019.

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July 2, 2019

NLRB Holds that Employer Does Not Taint Decertification Effort by Promoting the Employee Responsible for the Petition

The National Labor Relations Board recently held that an employer could rely on a decertification petition to withdraw recognition from a union, even though it committed an unfair labor practice by promoting the employee responsible for the petition.

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