Sharon Palmer, the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Labor, will retire at the end of this year, news that was first reported by the CT Mirror website.
Although not widely reported, effective January 1, 2016, the District of Columbia joins New York City and San Francisco in requiring employers of 20 or more employees to offer qualified transportation benefits.
OSHA announced this week a shift in how it will evaluate inspections, recognizing that inspections are not all equal and that more-complex inspections deserve more weight.
Young v. UPS is ovah!
Further crystalizing the Board’s efforts to expand the definition of “employee” under the NLRA, the Board recently reversed an ALJ’s decision, holding that canvassers for a non-profit organization were employees, not independent contractors.
If the AARP can’t win summary judgment in an age discrimination case, then who can?
T.J. Simers, a well-known former sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is suing the Times for age and disability discrimination.
Ninth Circuit’s Pro-PAGA Decision is Not the Death Knell for Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements
This week, in Sakkab, et al v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., the Ninth Circuit ruled that an employee cannot waive the right to bring a representative action under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) through an arbitration agreement or any other means.
With little apparent Democrat opposition, the U.S. House of Representatives on September 28 routinely passed a bill to allow employers of 50 to 100 employees to avoid the ACA’s especially heavy regulation of small group health plans beginnning in 2016, subject to state rules to the contrary.
NJ Supreme Court Holds Employers May Seek Disgorgement of Disloyal Employee’s Pay Without Proof of Loss
In Kaye v. Rosefielde, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that disgorgement of a disloyal employee’s salary can be an appropriate remedy for breach of loyalty claims even in the absence of proof of actual economic loss.