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At the Crossroads of Politics, Religion and Social Justice, Employers Face Difficult Choices

USA - July 1 2022 A closely divided Supreme Court, a reversal of long-standing precedent, headline-grabbing litigation and an increased assertion of religious liberty…

Big Changes Coming to Colorado Noncompetition Law

USA - July 1 2022 Colorado employers have less than two months to bring their noncompetition restrictions into compliance with HB22-1317, a bill passed by the Colorado…

California Supreme Court Allows Employees to Seek Derivative Penalties for Meal and Rest Break Violations

USA - May 24 2022 On May 23, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion that will drastically increase the potential exposure for employers facing meal and rest…

So Many NY Changes in 2022 - Employers Beware!

USA - May 2 2022 New York employers must be aware of several important changes to employment laws that have already come into effect during 2022, those that have…

Against the Odds: Did a Court of Appeals Just Grant Independent Contractors the Right to Strike and Organize?

USA - April 11 2022 On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes rode 20-1 long shot Sweet Kiss to victory at Belmont Park. While that seems impressive, what made the win even…

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Abrogates Employers’ Sole Defense to Automatic Treble Damages Liability for Late Final Wage Payments

USA - April 6 2022 On April 4, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed employees there yet another victory in Reuter v. City of Methuen, holdingthat they are…

Will states ‘come together’ to resolve remote work tax withholding issues … or will we continue ‘waiting here … on the long and winding road?’

USA - March 14 2022 The increased number of employees working remotely has caused a host of problems for employers - and employees - during the throes of the pandemic…

Blow the Whistle: NY Expands Employee Whistleblower Protections

USA - February 15 2022 The NYS DOL has issued a model notice for private employers to use to notify their employees of the expanded protections under the NYS whistleblower…

You Think #MeToo Is Over? Think Again.

USA - February 15 2022 On Feb. 10, 2022, the Senate passed HR 4445, which, upon President Joe Biden’s expected signature, will amend the Federal Arbitration Act to allow an…

California Supreme Court Significantly Relaxes Employee Burden to Prevail on Section 1102.5 Claims

USA - February 10 2022 On Jan. 27, 2022, the Supreme Court of California issued Lawson v. PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc., No. S266001, ___ Cal. 5th ____, a…