Labor/Employment

 

  • In Many States, Minimum Wage Is Going Up

    A breakdown on states impacted by new minimum wage requirements for 2019. The highest is in the District of Columbia ($13.25 per hour), followed by Massachusetts and Washington at $12 per hour.

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  • How a No-Rehire Agreement Unraveled

    Settlement agreements with employees often contain a “no-rehire” clause, stating that the employee waives the right to any future employment with the company, and the company cannot be held liable if it later rejects a job application...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • #MeToo and Federal Law: Will the Courts Ever Catch Up?

    Despite #MeToo’s global impact, the current state of American law is clearly at odds with the cultural changes #MeToo advocates. The law’s concern is much narrower. Recent federal decisions indicate a gradual broadening in the types of...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Right to Disconnect

    Since January 2017, companies in France have been under the legal obligation to comply with the “right to disconnect,” according to which employees are entitled to remain unavailable outside their working time. The law is meant to...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • The Gig Economy Is Oversold – To Employers

    Some myths about the so-called gig economy, including one that says it’s a great deal for employers...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Respectful Investigation of Sexual Misconduct

    A company’s immediate reaction to sexual harassment allegations should include defining an investigation and communications strategy that takes into account the elevated risk profile of such claims. But a company must also exercise restraint and refrain from...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Investigations Post #MeToo

    Employers, employment attorneys and investigators must consider several factors when they outline a process for a sexual harassment investigation. With respect to scope, determine if the harassment claims will be separately investigated even if there is some...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Ruling Limits Whistleblowers to Nuclear Option

    In February, the United States Supreme Court threw out an anti-retaliation suit brought by a former employee who was fired after internally reporting alleged securities violations. The case has overturned understanding of the test for employees to...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Transgender Employees and Employment Discrimination

    Title VII prevents employers from discriminating against employees based on “sex” — a term with no statutory definition and no legislative history. Following that statute’s passage in 1965, courts held that Title VII does not protect against...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • 17 Percent Of EEOC Sexual Harassment Complainants Are Male

    In a recent CNN poll, ten percent of men reported they had been victims of sexual harassment at work. The percentage of sexual harassment charges filed before the EEOC by men is even higher – 17 percent...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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