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New York State Department of Labor published proposed rules regarding non-exempt employees paid by debit card

USA - June 5 2015 On May 27, 2015, the New York State Department Of Labor ("NYSDOL") published proposed rules addressing the payment of wages by payroll debit cards…


U.S. Supreme Court rules that security screening time is non-compensable under federal law and the Portal-to-Portal Act

USA - December 11 2014 In a decision issued on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that employees are not entitled to compensation under the…

Co-authors: Gregg A. Fisch , Jonathan Sokolowski.


Recent notable National Labor Relations Board decisions

USA - August 21 2012 While many have been enjoying well deserved summer vacations, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been busy.

Co-authors: Rebecca R. Hirschklau .


The EEOC issues updated guidance on employer use of arrest and conviction records

USA - May 4 2012 On April 25, 2012, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated enforcement guidance on employers’ use of arrest and conviction records when making employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).

Co-authors: Ashley T. Hirano , Gregg A. Fisch , Jonathan Sokolowski.


The EEOC finds discrimination on the basis of gender identity (against a transgender individual) a viable claim under Title VII

USA - May 1 2012 In what is reported to be a landmark decision, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), in Macy v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, found for the first time that discrimination against transgender individuals constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII.

Co-authors: Rebecca R. Hirschklau , Gregg A. Fisch .

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