Coronavirus Relief Bill: Congress Provides $300 More Per Week to Unemployed
In mid-December 2020, Congress passed a bill containing $900 billion in Covid-related support for American workers and businesses. Here are the details.
Supreme Court Outlaws Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
June 15, 2020. The nation's highest court has ruled that discrimination against LGBTQ workers violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
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.
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.
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.