• 06.26.19

    New York City Considers Mandatory Vacation Time Law

    The New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor has proposed a bill that would require New York City employers with five (5) or more employees to provide paid vacation time to their employees. Indeed, if passed, the bill would update New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick ...

  • 05.31.19

    One Year Later: Top Five Takeaways of the Dynamex Decision

    The reverberations of the California Supreme Court’s April 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court continue for employers in the state.

  • 05.31.19

    Continued Employment Means Arbitration Acceptance, California Court Rules

    By continuing to work for a company, the plaintiff impliedly accepted an arbitration agreement, a California appellate panel has ruled, reversing the denial of a motion to compel arbitration.

  • 05.31.19

    The Gig Economy: Uber Drives Home Victory With NLRB

    In a new Advice Memorandum, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declared that Uber drivers are independent contractors and not employees.

  • 05.31.19

    Supreme Court to Address Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a trio of cases addressing sexual orientation discrimination next term, answering two contested questions that have split the courts.

  • 05.29.19

    Law Now Protects Employees’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Decisions

    The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits employment-related discrimination and retaliation on the basis of an employee’s “sexual and reproductive health decisions.”

  • 04.25.19

    New York City Smokes Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

    On April 9, 2019, the New York City Council overwhelmingly approved legislation that will prohibit employers from requiring prospective hires to submit to pre-employment testing for the presence of marijuana.

  • 04.24.19

    First Circuit: Age May Be Just a Number

    Discriminatory animus cannot be inferred simply because a 62-year-old employee was replaced by a 36-year-old worker for a new position that was inferior to the plaintiff’s previous job, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Steers Middle Course With White Collar Exemption Proposal

    After several years and much uncertainty, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a new proposed rule that would raise the annual minimum salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption to $35,308, or $679 per week.

  • 03.27.19

    DOL Issues Proposed New Salary Thresholds for Exempt Employees

    As expected, on March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if adopted, would raise the minimum salary thresholds for the FLSA’s “white collar” and “highly-compensated” exemptions.