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NLRB Invalidates Voluntary Severance Agreements, Orders Reinstatement and Full Back Pay
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 7 2018

The National Labor Relations Board has upheld an Administrative Law Judge’s decision to invalidate 11 severance agreements that provided payments to


Department of Labor Issues Additional FLSA Opinion Letters, Acknowledges New “Fair Reading” Standard for Overtime Exemptions
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 4 2018

In furtherance of a practice reinstituted earlier this year, on August 28, 2018 the DOL’s Wage Hour Division (WHD) issued four new opinion letters


What Am I Doing Wrong?? Common FMLA Mistakes
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • September 4 2018

“What did I do wrong?” and “Am I doing this correctly?” are frequent questions from clients regarding FMLA administration. This is the seventeenth in


H-1B Premium Processing Suspension Extended, USCIS Announces
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 28 2018

While the hope was that the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions would end on September 11, 2018, USCIS


Independent Contractor Misclassifications is Focus of New Jersey-U.S. Labor Department Partnership
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 13 2018

Demonstrating a heightened focus on worker misclassification, the New Jersey Department of Labor has entered into a memorandum of cooperation with


You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Employers Don’t Have to Provide an Accommodation Requested by an Employee if There Are Other Reasonable Alternatives
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • August 1 2018

A recent Third Circuit case, Sessoms v. Trs. Of the Univ. Of Pa., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 16611 (3rd Cir. June 20, 2018), serves as a reminder that


Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave: One Year Later
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 25 2018

July 1, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of the effective dates of the Chicago and Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinances. A year later, more


Employers Cannot Consider Prior Salary History to Justify Wage Gap under the Federal Equal Pay Act
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that employers cannot consider an employee’s prior


New York State’s Latest Push to Broaden Salary History Ban
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo continues his push to address the gender pay gap in New York. The latest is the release of a Department of Labor


MSHA to Strengthen Scofflaw Program in order to Enforce Collection of Fines
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

In an op-ed published on March 6th, 2018 in the Wheeling News Register, Assistant secretary for MSHA, David Zatezalo, announced plans to prioritize