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by Tammy Binford

Employers worried about the effect of a new joint employer rule are breathing a sigh of relief after a court blocked its implementation, and now employers using independent contractors may also be feeling better.

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Anyone scrolling YouTube in the evenings has likely come across a humorous video of men trying their luck at a “period pain” machine, which simulates the pain and discomfort many women experience on a monthly basis from...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · West · Alaska · Arizona · Hawaii · Nevada · Oregon · Washington

The COVID-19 pandemic opened the floodgates for requests to work remotely as a disability or pregnancy accommodation under state and federal law. Many employers have been unsure how to handle such requests, and there...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Great Lakes · Illinois · Indiana · Michigan · Ohio · Wisconsin

Harvey Weinstein, originally known for being a cofounder of Miramax, has infamously become synonymous with sexual misconduct. Over the course of at least 20 years, he sexually assaulted and harassed multiple women...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mountain West · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Mexico · Utah · Wyoming

On December 21, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule describing who will have access to FinCEN’s database containing the names and information of...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mountain West · Colorado · Idaho · Montana · New Mexico · Utah · Wyoming

A physical education teacher at Hartford Public Schools has filed a lawsuit over an investigation that stemmed from a professional development training seminar the teacher complained about by allegedly using...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

Q Are there any laws regulating whether managers and supervisors are allowed to know the compensation of the employees they supervise? Mississippi doesn’t have a law that prohibits management and supervisory personnel...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

On April 1, 2024, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) began accepting online submissions from covered contractors and subcontractors to certify the current updated status of their affirmative...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi

The number of employer requests for union elections has exploded since the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new framework for representation last summer. In the six months following the NLRB’s release of...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

During the pandemic, both employers and employees discovered that remote work could benefit them. Allowing remote work has expanded employers’ pool of applicants nationwide. Despite the advantages of a bigger pool of...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

Q: We have an employee whose essential functions require the use of their hands. They have requested an accommodation, and their physician has recommended a few weeks of time off until specific medical restrictions can...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) was enacted to promote accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies (CRA). Employment background checks are a form of...

May 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · West · Alaska · Arizona · Hawaii · Nevada · Oregon · Washington

President Biden issues proposed FY2025 budget by the editors of FELI Although Congress has yet to finish approving government funding for fiscal year (FY) 2024, including for the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Nation...

Apr 01, 2024 · Federal Employment Law Insider

Just as the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new joint employer regulation was set to become effective, it was struck down by Judge J. Campbell Barker of the Eastern District of Texas. The flux and instability in...

Apr 01, 2024 · Federal Employment Law Insider