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Employment Law Worldview Blog

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Uncooperative employee loses disability rights protection

United Kingdom - February 19 2018 The duty on a UK employer to make reasonable adjustments applies only when it knows or ought to know about an employee’s disability. Establishing…

New UK minimum wage rates bring employers closer to non-compliance

United Kingdom - February 19 2018 Following the Chancellor’s announcement in November’s budget regarding changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates, the…

Good Work, really? - the UK Government’s Response to the Taylor Review

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 On 7 February the UK Government published its ‘Good Work’ plan, setting out how it intends to take forward the recommendations contained in the Taylor…

All the rage - should confidentiality agreements in harassment cases be allowed?

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 News out this week that a committee of MPs is to look into workplace harassment, and in particular the use of confidentiality wording in settlement…

How deaf is too deaf? - Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 Ruled upon by the EAT at the end of last year, Coffey marks a significant but ultimately unsurprising precedent in terms of perceived disability cases…

California Federal Court Finds That “Gig Economy” Workers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees (US)

USA - February 14 2018 Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Postmates, DoorDash. All are companies participating in what has been labeled the “gig economy,” where tasks are performed by…

Ready Or Not, Here They Come … the U.S. Department of Labor Provides Notice of Future Audits (US)

USA - February 9 2018 On February 1, 2018, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued 1,000 Corporate…

Maryland Sick Leave Scramble: Get Ready, Get Your Policies Set, Go! (US)

USA - February 8 2018 On January 12, 2018, Maryland became the ninth state to require employers to provide employees with sick leave when lawmakers overrode Governor Larry…

State of the Union Address Provides Hints of Trump Administration Priorities for U.S. Employers

USA - February 6 2018 In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump made the case for his first year in office as one of extraordinary legislative and regulatory…

Recent First Circuit Decision Illustrates Overlap Between Title VII Gender and Sexual Orientation Claims (US)

USA - February 2 2018 “Sticks and stones may break some bones, but harassment can hurt forever,” began the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s January 25…