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California Considers Ban On Forced Arbitration By Employers

USA - June 13 2018 Late last year, a bipartisan coalition in the United States Senate sponsored legislation to ban the use of mandatory arbitration agreements to settle…

Are You Correctly Calculating Overtime?

USA - May 30 2018 Recently, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California. The Court’s decision changes the…

Philadelphia Salary History Ban: Judge Rules that Employers Can Ask About - But Not Use - Prior Salary History

USA - May 16 2018 On April 30, 2018, a federal district court issued a long-anticipated ruling on Philadelphia’s salary history ban. The ban, scheduled to take effect…

Relearning the ABCs: California Supreme Court Adopts New Independent Contractor Test

USA - May 10 2018 Last week, in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2018 WL 1999120 (Apr. 30, 2018) (Dynamex), the California Supreme Court upended the…

Part 13 of “The Restricting Covenant” Series: The NLRB, NLRA and Non-Competes

USA - May 9 2018 The acronyms “NLRB” or “NLRA” rarely appear in articles about enforcement of private sector non-compete agreements. Until recently. Dun dun dun! (Que…

Managing in the #MeToo Era: Are Employers Required to Conduct Anti-Harassment Training?

USA - May 4 2018 On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” (“NYC Act”) which…

New Jersey Enacts Comprehensive Equal Pay Law - What Employers Need to Know

USA - May 3 2018 The Act is being heralded as one of the most expansive equal pay laws in the country, and impacts hiring practices, compensation practices, employee…

Big Law Hit With A Gender, Pregnancy, And Maternity Discrimination Class Action

USA - May 3 2018 This week, three female associates at Morrison & Foerster (“MoFo”) filed a nine-count gender, pregnancy, and maternity (“sex-plus”) discrimination…

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training and Other Legislative Changes Come to New York

USA - April 25 2018 Buried within a budget bill signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 12, 2018 are some major changes for all New York employers in the area of Sexual…

Pennsylvania Federal Court Rules that Drivers are Properly Classified as Independent Contractors

USA - April 23 2018 In Razak v. Uber Technologies, Inc., a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled last week that drivers for UberBLACK, the company’s higher-end limousine…