Legal Updates

06/03/2023 07:54 AM

Hawaii Legislature Passes Pay Transparency Bill
Hawaii lawmakers recently passed a bill that would require employers to disclose hourly pay rates or salaries in job listings and expand pay discrimination protections.
Is Obesity a Disability Under Texas Law?
In Texas, courts have held that obesity in itself may be a disability in some cases, even without evidence of an underlying health condition.
Job Offer Letters: What to Include and Exclude
When writing job offer letters, HR must walk the tightrope between welcoming candidates enthusiastically and scaring them off. Here’s an overview of what to include in...
Strikes Not Legal If They Harm Property
Unions may have to pay pricey state law damages rather than being covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), if unions intentionally destroy company property...
Be Careful When Calculating FMLA Leave for a Week with a Holiday
A new opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) clarifies how employers are supposed to calculate leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when...
California Whistleblower Protections Apply to Tips Already Known by Employers
California workers who report violations of the law to their supervisors can qualify for whistleblower protections, even if the employer already knew about the...
Montana Passes 9th Consumer Privacy Law in the U.S.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed Senate Bill 384, the Consumer Data Privacy Act. It's a comprehensive consumer privacy law.
NLRB General Counsel: Noncompete Agreements Usually Are Unlawful
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has announced that noncompete agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act....
Supreme Court Restricts EPA’s Reach
A recent opinion shows how the U.S. Supreme Court has increasingly looked favorably on individuals and companies that challenge the power of federal agencies.
Seven Steps to Comply with the CCPA
Businesses subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act can take the below seven steps to achieve full compliance.
Mechanic Not Entitled to Overtime Pay Under FLSA
A mechanic who repaired hydraulic cranes was not entitled to overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal appeals court held. The employee...
Suspicious Timing of Firing Restores Employee’s Retaliation Claim
Finding that an employee’s firing one day after complaining of violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was suspicious timing, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
New Guidance Explains Requirements of the PUMP Act
New guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) answers some questions employers might have about complying with break time and space requirements under the federal...
Voting and Sick Leave for Georgia Employees
A new Georgia law, Senate Bill 129, will provide employees time off to advance vote in primaries and elections. It will take effect on July 1.
Minnesota Passes Sick and Safe Leave Law
Minnesota will soon join the ranks of states with state-wide earned paid sick and safe leave requirements. The Minnesota legislature passed the Earned Sick and Safe...