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Employment Law Watch Blog

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Paid sick leave to take effect soon for employers in three cities in the Lone Star State

USA - June 13 2019 Employers in three major cities in the Lone Star State should begin preparing for compliance with paid sick leave ordinances. Joining a number of…

Don’t Fuggedaboutit: Keeping up with the ever-changing New York State and City employment law landscape

USA - May 23 2019 New York State and City legislators have enacted a flurry of new workplace-related regulations in the past few years. The new laws touch upon…

Texas Legislature takes aim at Anti-SLAPP challenges

USA - May 23 2019 The Texas Citizens Participation Act, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §§ 27.001 et seq. (the TCPA), Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute, is likely to receive a…

Promising news for companies in the transportation industry

USA - May 15 2019 Companies in the transportation industry with operations in California have some positive news to celebrate. On May 3, 2019, in Anthony Ayala v. U.S…

EEOC updates its guidance on employers’ duty to report EEO-1 pay data by September 30, 2019

USA - May 9 2019 The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal law. Generally, employers with 100 or more employees and federal government prime…

Dynamex in retrograde - misclassification test and its retroactive reach may open the flood gates for misclassification cases in California

USA - May 6 2019 In April 2018, the California Supreme Court turned worker classification on its head when it decided Dynamex Operations West Inc v. Superior Court…

Class arbitration requires contractual clarity

USA - April 29 2019 In 2010, the United States Supreme Court struck a blow to class action plaintiffs subject to Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)-covered arbitration…

Attention employers: Westchester’s earned sick leave law is now in effect

USA - April 24 2019 Effective April 10, 2019, certain employers must comply with Westchester County’s Earned Sick Leave Law (WESLL). Westchester County’s Human Rights…

9th Circuit to consider whether the FAAAA preempts California’s ABC test for independent contractor truck drivers

USA - April 24 2019 California companies have been required to reconsider their use of independent contractors since the state’s Supreme Court outlined the new ABC test…

California Court of Appeal cracks down on non-compliant requests for trial courts to retain jurisdiction to enforce settlement agreements

USA - April 23 2019 On March 29, 2019, a California Court of Appeal held that a trial court did not retain jurisdiction under Code of Civil Procedure section 664.6 to…