The California legislature has enacted a number of laws that impact prevailing wage requirements, including provisions that affect charter cities, requirements to inform the Labor Commissioner of the completion of public works projects, exposure to liquidated damages for prevailing wage violations, and applying prevailing wage requirements to refinery construction projects. These laws went into effect on January 1, 2014, and are summarized below.
NLRB Effectively Scraps Plans (for Now) to Pursue Notice Posting Rule by Deciding Not to Seek Review by U.S. Supreme Court
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has suffered a series of setbacks recently at the hands of federal judges.
It usually isn’t the best idea to put too much stock into Supreme Court oral arguments, for a number of reasons. But given the amount of skepticism the justices seemed to show for President Barack Obama to make recess appointments to the National Relations Board, it’s hard not to wonder if the Court’s already made up its mind in NLRB v. Noel Canning—and what this might mean for the world of labor law.
I read something today that really made me think about community associations screening potential tenants, purchasers or even employees. Did you know there are companies that will provide fake or false references? Both CareerExcuse.com and thereferencestore.com boast they can create an entirely…
A New York federal judged approved what is believed to be the largest settlement for unpaid internships in history, as a New York modeling agency will pay its former unpaid interns $450,000.
We’ve heard about racial profiling by the police. But what about by employers? A state agency, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, made the very broad (and aggressive) finding that, “Racial profiling occurs when an employee . . . is questioned, disciplined, and terminated, on the basis of his race.”
More enforcement concerns loom for the Affordable Care Act as another federal decision keeps employers under a religious group plan from swallowing the pill of providing complete contraceptive coverage to its female employees.
2013 was a busy year for whistleblowing and retaliation law in New Jersey. This blog post summarizes noteworthy statutory and judicial developments for employers to consider in the new year.
Prevailing wage (“PW”) law is an almost anachronistic subset within the field of wage hour law. Prevailing wages mean those wages that “prevail” in union contracts within a defined geographical area (i.e., a county) and are wages that must be paid on all public work, such as construction contracts to build roads, bridges, and, as discussed herein, in ameliorating the damage caused to New Jersey by Hurricane Sandy.