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The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an opinion addressing who qualifies as a "transportation worker" under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) thereby exempting them from coverage.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final rule implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
In a unanimous 9-0 decision issued April 12, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court held the "transportation worker" exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act...
Littler Mendelson
Reversing the National Labor Relations Board's decision in Sterns Produce Company v. NLRB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected the Board's reasoning that a company had engaged...
Pierson Ferdinand
Often, an employer has affirmative defenses when an employee accuses a supervisor of sexual harassment. But Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes liability automatic in two ways.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
By all indications, 2024 is shaping up to be another contentious election year. Each political party's candidate elicits polarizing reactions from the other side.
Hall Benefits Law
A federal district court has awarded injunctive relief, including claims processing, after finding that an insurer acting as a third-party administrator (TPA) for a self-insured...
Stradling
As promised, Cal/OSHA recently published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) addressing various aspects of the Workplace Violence Prevention Plan ("WVPP")...
Diaz Trade Law
The False Claims Act (FCA) is a powerful federal anti-fraud law that incentivizes average people to expose fraud. The law attempts to reward whistleblowers and disincentivize committing fraud and can be used to expose customs fraud.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, et al., the Supreme Court of the United States dealt a heavy blow to diversity initiatives...
Plunkett & Cooney
The IRS recently issued a news release outlining potential warning signs for businesses to use to determine whether their Employee Retention Credit ...
Kilgore & Kilgore
In July 2023, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that three window blind installers deserved the opportunity to go to trial on the issue of whether their employer owed them unpaid overtime.
Kilgore & Kilgore
On February 8, 2024, the Supreme Court ruled for protecting employee rights in whistleblower cases where lawfully protected actions are contributing factors to adverse employment actions.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In February 2024, California State Senator Dave Cortese introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1299. The bill would add section 3212.81 to the California Labor Code to establish a workers' compensation...
Kilgore & Kilgore
On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that employers may no longer offer severance agreements with broad confidentiality...
Kilgore & Kilgore
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced new proposed overtime protections that would extend overtime compensation to 3.6 million salaried workers.
Kilgore & Kilgore
A recent Fifth Circuit Court decision explicitly acknowledged that the ADAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008) modifies the definition...
Barnes & Thornburg
In April 2022, the city of Chicago strengthened its sexual harassment law and added annual training requirements. Since this is a city law...
Barnes & Thornburg
Jan. 1, 2024 was the effective date for the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which allows employees to earn up to five days of paid leave that they can use for any reason of their choosing.
WilmerHale
#MeToo is still moving across the pond. On March 8, 2024, the House of Commons Treasury Committee published a report entitled "Sexism in the City" (referenced as "Report" in this article)...
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