Legal Updates

08/10/2022 04:52 PM

Connecticut Will Add More Privacy Requirements
While businesses consider how to comply with Connecticut’s new data privacy law, they should also take into account some of the data protection laws already in effect in the state.
New Jersey Enacts New Workplace Poster Requirements
New Jersey employers can satisfy legal notice requirements by posting to an internet site or intranet site.
Pennsylvania Updates Overtime Rules for Salaried, Nonexempt Employees
On Aug. 5, new Pennsylvania wage-and-hour regulations for tipped and salaried, nonexempt workers under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA) went into effect.
California Board to Set COVID-19 Safety Provisions
On Sept. 15, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will continue the journey to establish COVID-19 safety measures in the workplace.
Federal Law Supersedes California Sick Leave Rules for Railroad Workers
A California appeals court held that a federal law covering railroad employees preempts sick leave provisions under California law.
No FMLA Claim Without Expressed Intention to Take FMLA Leave
The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that a plaintiff’s claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) could not proceed to trial because he had never...
Equity Audits Address Racism in the Workplace
More companies are looking to address racism in the workplace by conducting formal racial equity audits.
Calif. Court Addresses What Providing Seats to Employees Means
In California, an employee is entitled to use a seat while working, if the nature of the work reasonably permits the use of a seat. In that circumstance, an employer is...
Respond Compassionately to People with Psychological Disabilities
Aside from common decency, there’s a built-in case for a compassionate approach when reviewing accommodation requests from individuals with psychological disabilities....
Starbucks Will Appeal Dismissal of Charge Against Union Organizers
The National Labor Relations Board has thrown out a charge by Starbucks that union organizers in Phoenix violated the National Labor Relations Act, but the company will...
OFCCP Provides Guidance for Contractors That Missed AAP Certification Deadline
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued guidance to federal contractors that missed the June 30 deadline to certify their affirmative...
Companies Urge Supreme Court to Preserve Affirmative Action in Higher Ed
Companies, universities and law firms have submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of affirmative action at postsecondary institutions, saying affirmative...
Tread Carefully When an Employee Gets Arrested Outside of Work
Employers need to understand how federal and state laws treat the difference between arrests and convictions. In some cases, using an individual's arrest record in...
Monkeypox Declared a Public Health Emergency
To address the spread of monkeypox, the U.S. declared a public health state of emergency. California, Illinois and New York had already done the same.
EEOC Pay Data Collection Was Difficult but Unearthed Inequities
A new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concluded that collecting pay data can help the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...