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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2022

Supreme Court's Dobbs ruling creates variety of significant legal issues

The Supreme Court held in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion, overruling long-standing precedent in Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v Casey. The Dobbs decision and states' efforts to ban, curtail and/or criminalise abortions have created multiple legal issues that affect individuals and......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 10 Aug 2022

EEOC updates workplace guidance on covid-19 protocols

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently updated its technical assistance questions and answers related to covid-19 and its interaction with federal anti-discrimination laws. The revisions – designed to adapt the guidance to the changing covid-19 landscape – have significant implications for employers' testing, vaccination and accommodation policies.
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Fox Rothschild LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jun 2022

Supreme Court ruling warns employers to promptly enforce right to arbitration

A party claiming that its opponent waived their right to compel arbitration by participating in litigation cannot be required to show prejudice, the Supreme Court recently ruled in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Elena Kagan. The decision is narrow, but important: it is a warning to employers to enforce their right to arbitration promptly when employees file suit in court or risk......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 8 Jun 2022

California Supreme Court issues pro-employee ruling expanding definition of wages

The California Supreme Court recently delivered another blow to employers by overturning an employer-friendly ruling from the Second District. The Court held that unpaid premium wages for meal and rest period violations now entitle employees to wage statement penalties and waiting time penalties. These same violations can also trigger civil penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act....
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Fox Rothschild LLP | United Kingdom | 18 May 2022

NYC pushes back wage transparency law to November 2022

The New York City Council has passed a bill that, when signed into law, will push the effective date of New York City's wage transparency law back to 1 November 2022. In addition, the bill specifically states that employers who violate this law for the first time will not be subject to a fine if they cure the violation and provide proof of such cure to the New York City Commission on Human......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 4 May 2022

New Jersey's CEPA and New York Labor Law section 740: which offers greater protection to employees?

Section 740 of the New York Labor Law was recently expanded to provide extensive whistle-blower protections to employees who report employer conduct that they reasonably believe violates a law, rule or regulation. These amendments closer align such protections to neighbouring state New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). Which state's law affords better protections for......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2022

New York City issues guidance related to salary transparency in job advertisements

The New York City Council recently passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, making it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer, employment agency, employee or agent thereof to advertise a job without stating the position's minimum and maximum salary or rate of pay. The New York City Commission on Human Rights later issued guidance to assist New York City employers......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | 6 Apr 2022

Workplace safety: New York no longer considers covid-19 serious risk of harm to public under HERO Act

Covid-19 is no longer considered an airborne infectious disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, according to the New York Department of Health. Accordingly, private sector employers are no longer required to implement their workforce safety plans. However, they must continue to have safety plans in place, and such......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2022

New York broadens its prohibition on retaliation and will develop sexual harassment hotline

New York State employers are now prohibited from releasing personnel records to retaliate against employees who oppose discrimination. The state has also pledged to establish a confidential hotline for employees to seek assistance for complaints of workplace sexual harassment. Employers should remain diligent about preventing claims from arising in the first place, hold regular training......
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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 23 Mar 2022

Union without an election? NLRB's possible return to Joy Silk Mills

Under current law, an employer presented with evidence that a union wishes to represent its employees may insist upon an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board (NLBR). However, NLBR General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo seeks to upend this current practice and potentially force employers to recognise the union based on signed employee authorisation cards instead. This should worry......
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