Congress Passes Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
March 24, 2020. The coronavirus global pandemic has caused many employers to temporarily close or to require employees to work from home.
Supreme Court Hears Sexual Orientation and Transgender Discrimination Cases
November 24, 2019. Under federal law and the laws of most states, gay, lesbian, and transgender employees aren’t explicitly protected from workplace discrimination—but that might change.
Department of Labor Raises Overtime Pay Threshold
January 1, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has finalized a rule that will expand eligibility for overtime wages to an additional 1.3 million workers.
California Passes Gig-Worker Law, Assembly Bill No. 5 (AB5)
September 10, 2019. The California Legislature has passed a new law that dramatically changes the rules employers must use to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors (IC).
Supreme Court: Employers Can Require Individualized Arbitration of Employment Disputes
May 21, 2018. The decision means employers can stop employees from combining cases in situations like wage disputes.
Federal Appeals Court Holds That Prior Salary Is Not a Justification for Unequal Pay
April 9, 2018. The Ninth Circuit Rules That Prior Salary is Not a Valid Reason for Paying Men and Women Differently for Equal Work.
Changes to Federal Law on Tip Pooling
March 22, 2018. Back-of-house employees may now share in tip pools under federal law.
Correction to The Employer’s Legal Handbook, 13th Edition
May 1, 2017. OSHA’s reporting requirements for employers have changed.
Circuit Court Ruling: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Illegal Under Title VII
April 4, 2017. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the highest court in the country to rule that sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Pardon Our Error: Correction to State Health Insurance Continuation Laws Chart
Aug 31, 2015. Our chart on State Health Insurance Continuation Laws, which appears in several of our books, was printed with an error with regard to Connecticut.
Supreme Court Clarifies Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Pregnant Employees
Mar 25, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on an employer’s duty to provide reasonable accommodation to pregnant employees.
EEOC Prosecuting Transgender Discrimination Cases
Sep 25, 2014. In a historic move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed its first lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees.