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SEC Continues Crackdown on Employer Whistleblower Restrictions

USA - January 19 2017 The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) continues to attack any employer practices which may have the effect of suppressing whistleblowers’...

Sarah A. Good, Susan P. Serota, Kenneth W. Taber, Kathryn A. Nyce.

New Legislation Makes San Francisco the First City to Mandate Fully Paid Parental Leave for Employees

USA - April 14 2016 On April 5, 2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that would require most San Francisco employees to receive...

Erica N. Turcios.

Ninth Circuit Validates Rules Prohibiting Inclusion of “Back of the House” Employees in Tip Pools Even for Employers Not Taking a Tip Credit

USA - March 9 2016 Employers in the hospitality industry have been increasingly assessing and updating their tipping practices over the past several years, with some...

Anna M. Graves, Rebecca Carr Rizzo, Julia E. Judish.

The U.S. Department of Labor moves to more than double minimum salary levels

USA - July 7 2015 On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor published a long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act...

Julia E. Judish, John Scalia.

Uber hits a speed bump in California: Labor Commissioner rules driver is an employee

USA - June 24 2015 In a decision that may signal a more stringent application of the test for determining independent contractor status and pose a threat to Uber's...

Erica N. Turcios.