Seattle residents will not be voting on the city’s new minimum wage. Over the past month various business groups collected signatures in favor of referendums on this fall’s ballot, so voters could approve or reject the $15 minimum wage ordinance.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful to discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment because of certain protected characteristics, including gender.
What does an Irish electronic repairman, a sheriff from Kentucky, and a Finnish software developer all have in common? They are all getting paid in the hottest technological trend since Al Gore created the Internet: the Bitcoin.
Although the terms “transgender” and “gender identity” have already been protected classifications in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) for a number of years, the State legislature saw a need to provide further clarification to alleviate continued discrimination against transgender employees, as well as employees who may not have had gender reassignment but nonetheless identify with the opposite of their biological gender.
When we blog about employment law issues, it is usually on something like an unfortunate employee who lost his job for testing positive for cannabis in the workplace — despite marijuana being legal in his state.
In the past, we’ve explained the DOL’s test for whether employers must pay their interns. Put simply, public employers and qualifying not-for-profit entities do not have to pay their interns.
On July 28, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board issued its long-awaited decision in Bergdorf Goodman, 361 NLRB No. 11 (2014), unanimously finding inappropriate the petitioned-for unit of “all women’s shoe sales associates” at the employer’s retail store on Fifth Avenue–even under the controversial test articulated in Specialty Healthcare.
Illinois recently joined a growing number of states and municipalities that have passed “ban the box” laws regulating when employers can inquire into an applicant’s criminal history.
Employer’s Duty to Provide Professional Training: In France, the Employer Must Take a Pro-active Approach
All employees are granted a right to benefit from access to professional training in the course of their employment.
When new management moves in to an organization, sweeping changes to standing company policies often result. The intention may be to signal a changing of the guard, to shake things up, or to simply update or improve internal processes.