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Employer Law Report Blog

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Kentucky’s new pregnancy accommodation law goes into effect

USA - June 25 2019 Kentucky recently enacted the Pregnant Workers Act, which amends the Kentucky Civil Rights Act to provide accommodations to pregnant and lactating…

Multi-state employers: Be prepared for July 1 minimum wage increases

USA - June 19 2019 On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in several locations throughout the country. While the federal minimum wage has remained $7.25 per…

Supreme Court to determine if Title VII prohibits discrimination based on gender identity

USA - May 21 2019 This fall the Supreme Court will hear the case of EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, in which it will decide whether Title VII prohibits…

Court ruling puts administration’s immigration policy on hold

USA - May 8 2019 On Friday, May 3, a Federal District Judge in North Carolina enjoined the Trump Administration’s effort to change the immigration policy on “unlawful…

Cincinnati bars questions about salary history

USA - April 23 2019 In March 2019, the City of Cincinnati became the latest in a small but growing list of states and municipalities prohibiting employers from asking…

Standard for religious accommodation requests may get Supreme Court review

USA - April 18 2019 Requests for religious accommodations at work can involve a wide range of issues including schedule changes, relief from weekend or overtime work…

DOL seeks to limit joint employer liability for wage and hour claims

USA - April 4 2019 On April 1, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule to narrow the definition of a “joint employer” under the Fair Labor…

Is your online application process a risk?

USA - April 2 2019 Do you solicit and accept employment applicants electronically? If so, assume a potential applicant has physical or other disabilities making it…

DOL formally publishes notice of proposed rulemaking regarding salary threshold increase

USA - March 25 2019 Earlier this month, we reported that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) was reportedly set to propose a new regulation that would update…

Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act: Are you ready?

USA - March 21 2019 Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA) goes into effect on March 29, 2019. It requires a number of new practices for employers operating in…