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Salary History Queries Ban Takes Effect in New York State

USA - January 15 2020 In an effort to shrink the gender wage gap, New York joined Alabama, California, New Jersey, and Washington in effecting a salary history ban. New...

Caroline J. Berdzik, Peter J. Woo, Scott R. Green, Cali L. Chandiramani.

Governor Cuomo Vetoes Wage Theft Lien Legislation in New York

USA - January 9 2020 In the summer of 2019, the New York Legislature passed a bill allowing an employer’s current and former employees, and the New York State Department...

Caroline J. Berdzik, Peter J. Woo, Christopher P. Maugans.

DOL Issues Rule Updating Guidance on Permissible Exclusions from Regular Rate of Pay

USA - December 17 2019 For the first time in 60 years, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is issuing a rule that updates its guidance in connection with permissible...

Caroline J. Berdzik, Peter J. Woo, Jacqueline K. Siegel, Scott R. Green.

New York Labor Law Prohibits Discrimination Based on Reproductive Health Decision Making

USA - December 9 2019 New York Labor Law prohibits employers from discriminating or taking retaliatory action against an employee for reproductive health decision making...

Jennifer H. Feldscher, Caroline J. Berdzik, Peter J. Woo.

California Prohibits Most Employer Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in AB 51

USA - October 18 2019 On October 10, 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 51 into law. The new legislation, codified as California Labor Code Section 432.6...

Caroline J. Berdzik, Peter J. Woo, Jacqueline K. Siegel, Matthew Golper.