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Over the past few years, collegiate athletes’ rights have continued to expand, with name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals being a hot topic of conversation and a way for student athletes to obtain significant...

Apr 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Midwest · Arkansas · Kansas · Missouri · Oklahoma

On February 16, 2024, the New Jersey Appellate Division in Ugarte v. Barnabas Health Med. Group upheld the dismissal of a whistleblowing claim filed by a former supervisor. The court affirmed the trial court’s decision...

Apr 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mid-Atlantic · Delaware · Maryland · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Virginia

Most employers are generally aware that federal and state laws protect employees from adverse employment actions because of pregnancy, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family Medical Leave Act...

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

Certain construction workers and other employees in the construction industry must be paid the entire balance of accrued and unused paid sick leave if those workers separate from employment before they reach their 90th...

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

A lawsuit filed on February 5, 2024, against Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its health plan fiduciaries is a good reminder that the fiduciary duties that exist under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974...

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Q Would it be noncompliant to require employees to work both the day before and the day after a holiday to receive holiday pay? Also, would it break any pay laws not to provide holiday pay to an employee who calls out...

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

On January 29, 2024, the Biden administration announced two new measures aimed at eliminating gender and racial gaps in average earnings among employees of the federal government and federal contractors. Details First...

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The boiling dispute over the unionization of baristas is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) authorizes federal courts to issue preliminary court orders...

Mar 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mid-Atlantic · Delaware · Maryland · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Virginia · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont · Southeast · Alabama · Florida · Georgia · Louisiana · Mississippi · West · Alaska · Arizona · Hawaii · Nevada · Oregon · Washington

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published its final rule on the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors (ICs). Under the rule, the DOL returns to the “totality of the circumstances...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s latest push against vaccine mandates takes form in a new law now in force in the Lone Star State. Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) prohibits private employers from adopting or enforcing certain COVID-19...

Mar 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Texas · Midwest · Arkansas · Kansas · Missouri · Oklahoma

On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a final rule—going into effect beginning March 11—that will determine whether a worker can be classified as an independent...

Mar 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Mid-Atlantic · Delaware · Maryland · New Jersey · Pennsylvania · Virginia · New England · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

In mid-September, the United Auto Workers (UAW), which represents nearly 150,000 auto workers, began targeted strikes at certain factories and warehouses around the country run by Ford, GM, and Stellantis NV (formerly...

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Q One of our employees is on intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. She’s gotten sick and claims it’s unrelated to her reasons for being on FMLA leave. Can we include these days in her FMLA time and have...

Mar 01, 2024 · Employment Law Letter · Midsouth · Kentucky · North Carolina · South Carolina · Tennessee · West Virginia