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Law and the Workplace Blog

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Deadlines Extended

USA - June 14 2019 With the original July 1, 2019 deadline for numerous provisions of the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) legislation approaching…

Dems Introduce Bills to Raise Salary Minimum for Overtime Exemption

USA - June 12 2019 Members of the House and Senate introduced companion bills on June 11, 2019 to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to raise the minimum salary…

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Filing an EEOC Charge Is Not a Jurisdictional Requirement for Title VII Suits

USA - June 4 2019 In a unanimous decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the United States Supreme Court held that while an employee has a mandatory obligation…

Kansas City, Missouri Passes Ban on Salary History Inquiries

USA - June 3 2019 Kansas City, Missouri is the latest jurisdiction (and the second Midwestern city in recent weeks) to enact a law that will prohibit employers from…

Maine Becomes First State to Require Paid Leave for Any Reason

USA - May 30 2019 Maine’s Governor Janet Mills has signed into law an Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave (the “Act”), which will require covered employers to…

New York City Council to Consider Expanding Earned Safe and Sick Time Act to Require “Personal Time”

USA - May 29 2019 The New York City Council is considering a bill that would expand the NYC Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) to provide eligible employees with…

Dallas, Texas Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law, But Its Future Remains in Question

USA - May 20 2019 The Dallas, Texas City Council has enacted a sick leave ordinance that would require employers to provide eligible employees with paid leave for…

Westchester County, New York to Require Paid Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence

USA - May 17 2019 Effective October 30, 2019, Westchester County, NY employers will be required to provide paid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence…

Seventh Circuit Reaffirms Test for Employee Status

USA - May 14 2019 On May 8, 2019, the Seventh Circuit reaffirmed its test for determining employee status under federal anti-discrimination laws, holding that a…

New Jersey Employees to Be Entitled to Pre-Tax Transportation Fringe Benefits

USA - May 13 2019 New Jersey will soon become the first state to require certain employers to offer employees tax-favored transportation benefits…