Just recently, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that could require employers to provide more accommodations to pregnant workers.
Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a statement announcing that it was dropping six unfair labor practice complaints filed against American Apparel, Inc.
Regional Directors Report Data On the NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue
May 14th marked the one month anniversary of the effective date of the NLRB’s Amended Representation Election Rules.
When thinking about liquidated damages, most people focus on the fact that a properly drafted liquidated damages provision will enable the non-breaching party to recover a set amount without ever having to prove how much, if any, actual damages were incurred.
U.S. Department of Labor Re-Proposes Rules Governing the Definition of “Fiduciary”—Part 2: The “Best Interest Contract” Exemption
In Part 1 of this series, we reported on recently proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor amending the definition of the term “fiduciary” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).
Private Lives Versus Saving Lives – in Australia, Privacy Intrusions of Little Consequence When Drug Testing
There has been a long running battle in Australia about whether an employer, when testing for drug use, can ask employees to provide a urine sample.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 401(k) plan participants may file an ERISA breach-of-fiduciary duty lawsuit more than six years after an investment was selected based upon the retirement plan’s fiduciaries’ continuing duty to monitor and review investments.
An Open Letter to the Department of Labor Concerning the Proposed Changes to Exemptions for White Collar Regulations
As employers prepare themselves for potentially unwelcome proposed revisions to the white collar regulations that are expected to pose operational, business and compliance challenges, we offer the following five suggestions to the Department for the purpose of assisting the agency with simplifying and streamlining the regulations consistent with the President’s directive.
In the beginning, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Genesis Healthcare that an FLSA case is moot when the plaintiff accepts an offer of full relief.