California employers must include nondiscretionary payments made to employees when making premium payments for missing meal or rest periods, the state’s highest court has ruled in a decision with retroactive application.
A Texas federal court dismissed a lawsuit brought by hospital employees who challenged their employer’s requirement that they receive the COVID-19 vaccine or be terminated, rejecting the argument that the requirement set the employees up for wrongful discharge.
In recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the anniversary of the Bostock v. Clayton County ruling, the EEOC released a new technical assistance document addressing issues including workplace attire; pronouns and names; and the use of bathrooms, locker rooms and showers.
As California announced its official statewide reopening on June 15, 2021, employers remained in the dark awaiting an official announcement from Cal/OSHA on new face-covering guidance.
Providing additional guidance to employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released updated and expanded COVID-19 pandemic-related technical assistance in the form of a new Q&A document.
Does an employer have a duty to protect an employee’s spouse from becoming infected with COVID-19?
An employee who was fired after a positive COVID-19 test can pursue a claim of wrongful termination under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act, a federal court in Texas has ruled.
An employee who was allegedly terminated for taking several days of medical leave for a respiratory illness that could have been COVID-19 can move his lawsuit forward, a New York federal court has ruled.
In a new decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit announced a standard for when an employee has waived her rights to judicial remedies—and sent the plaintiff’s employment dispute to arbitration.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an award of more than $50 million to a pair of joint whistleblowers, adding to the highest awards the agency has doled out since the program began in 2012.