Legal Updates

10/06/2022 03:54 AM

Political Affiliation Bias Strains Some Workplaces
A growing number of workers are feeling the effects of political affiliation bias and would benefit from greater inclusiveness, according to a recent Society for Human...
Judge Applies Supreme Court Decision to Dismiss Representative PAGA Claims
A federal judge issued an order compelling arbitration, on an individual basis only, of the plaintiff’s individual claims under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)...
Massachusetts Updates Paid Family and Medical Leave Contribution Rates
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has announced changes to the employer contribution rates and benefit amounts under the Paid Family and Medical...
Limits to Scheduling Flexibility Did Not Show Discriminatory Motive
An employee who violated a paid-time-off policy was not retaliated against for time off due to her disabilities, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Supreme Court Ready to Address Affirmative Action, Religious Freedoms
The 2022-23 Supreme Court term starts Oct. 3. Key topics in upcoming cases include LBGTQ rights, religious freedoms, race and affirmative action, overtime pay...
California Revises Formula for Paid Family Leave and State Disability Insurance Benefits
California Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 951, which increases wage replacement rates for low-wage earners under the state Paid Family Leave program (PFL) and the...
Avoid Common FMLA Certification and Recertification Mistakes
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) certification and recertification are among the best ways to reduce FMLA abuse. But employers often make mistakes with both. Here’s a...
California Proposal Would Mandate Bereavement Leave
A bipartisan bill appears likely to pass in California that would guarantee bereavement leave for workers, making the state only the third to mandate such time off.
California Requires Pay Range in Job Postings
California's governor signed legislation to require employers to include pay range in job postings. It also increases employers' obligations for pay data reporting.
Arizona Law Imposes New Workers’ Compensation Notice Requirements
Under a new Arizona law, employers have more notice requirements following a workplace injury and subsequent worker's compensation claim.
Top 10 List: Keep Your Eyes on These California Employment Bills
Top 10 employment bills in California that have gone to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk
Anticipated OSHA COVID-19 Rule for Health Care Employees Criticized
House Republican leaders recently wrote Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Assistant Secretary Douglas Parker to oppose the agency’s anticipated...
Worker Entitled to Unemployment Benefits After Taking Time Off
A California worker who leaves work for good cause is entitled to a presumption of having not voluntarily quit. The presumption may be overcome with evidence showing the...
California Law Will Require Pay Range in Job Ads
A proposed bill in California would make pay more transparent. Employers with 15 or more employees would have to include pay range in all job postings and report how...
California Provides Protections for Workers Who Use Marijuana Outside Work
On Sept. 18, California Gov. Newsom signed a law that will prohibit employers from penalizing workers for using marijuana outside of work. The law, effective Jan. 1,...