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Expanded New York City paid sick leave law is now in effect

USA - April 14 2014 The recently amended Earned Sick Time Act ("ESTA") became effective on April 1, 2014 in New York City and now requires employers with fiveor more…

Jeffrey P. Watson, Margaret F. DeLockery, Matthew W. Clarke, Peter G. Goodman, Yash B. Dave.

EEOC offers new guidance regarding religious accommodations for employees

USA - March 26 2014 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently released its new Guidance and Fact Sheet on religious garb and grooming in the…

Jeffrey P. Watson, Margaret F. DeLockery, Matthew W. Clarke, Nicholas S. Andrews, Yash B. Dave.

President Obama to Secretary of Labor: streamline the FLSA’s white-collar overtime exemption

USA - March 21 2014 On March 13, 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum to the Secretary of Labor requiring that the regulations to the Fair Labor Standards Act…

Jeffrey P. Watson, Margaret F. DeLockery, Matthew W. Clarke, Nicholas S. Andrews, Yash B. Dave.

Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service issues proposed reporting requirement revisions

USA - February 28 2014 On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service ("VETS") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking…

Jeffrey P. Watson, Margaret F. DeLockery, Matthew W. Clarke, Nicholas S. Andrews, Yash B. Dave.

Executive Order raises minimum wage and tipped wage for federal contractors

USA - February 14 2014 On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for workers of federal…

Jeffrey P. Watson, Margaret F. DeLockery, Matthew W. Clarke, Nicholas S. Andrews, Yash B. Dave.