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Top labor and employment developments for September 2019

October 7th, 2019  |  Joy Waltemath

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for September, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the September 2019 recap include:

  • The DOL’s new Labor Secretary and final white-collar overtime rule
  • The NLRB’s precedent-overturning decisions on denying employer property access to nonemployees, revising the community-of-interest standard, and eliminating the “clear and unmistakable waiver” standard for unilateral changes
  • The Board’s proposed rule denying statutory employee status to graduate student assistants and others at private colleges and universities
  • The NLRB’s invitation for briefs on NLRA protections for profanity and offensive statements
  • EEOC’s EEO-1 pay data collections both now and in the future
  • Federal appellate decisions on FLSA’s application to marijuana workers and whether an employer’s fear of an employee’s potential future disability is actionable under the ADA
  • California’s foray into statutory treatment of gig workers as employees.


Top labor and employment developments for August 2019

October 7th, 2019  |  Lisa Milam

By Lisa Milam, J.D.

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for August, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the August 2019 recap include:

  • The NLRB’s proposed election rule provisions (likely the first in a series of rulemakings)
  • The Board’s “independent contractor” ruling and other key decisions
  • ICE raids and the aftermath
  • OFCCP’s expand “religious freedom” for federal contractors
  • Noteworthy discrimination and wage-hour decisions
  • New employee-friendly laws in Illinois, New York, and Oregon.


Top labor and employment developments for July 2019

August 23rd, 2019  |  Kathy Kapusta

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for July, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the July 2019 review include:

  • Walmart employees’ Ride for Respect was unprotected intermittent strike, rules NLRB.
  • $65M settlement approved in au pair wage-fixing suit.
  • Washington’s highest court says obesity is always an impairment under WLAD.
  • New Wage and Hour opinion letters address FLSA compliance issues.
  • Court signs off on $7.4M deal to end class claims that Dave & Buster’s cut hours to dodge ACA mandates.

Notable federal circuit court decisions also are included.


Top labor and employment developments for April 2019

August 22nd, 2019  |  Pamela Wolf

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for April, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the April 2019 recap include:

  • EEO-1 2017 and 2018 pay data collection reinstated
  • DOL’s Wage and Hour Division floats 4-factor joint employer test
  • Supreme Court rules on class arbitration, takes up LGBTQ protections
  • DOL opinion letter that “gig” workers are independent contractors

A host of notable federal circuit court decisions and NLRB rulings are also included.


Top labor and employment developments for May 2019

June 10th, 2019  |  Joy Waltemath

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for May, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the May 2019 review include:

  • DOL, EEOC, NLRB reveal regulatory agendas.
  • DOJ argues (in opposition to a certiorari petition) that a purely lateral job transfer is actionable under Title VII.
  • House Democrats attempt to move employee-friendly legislation on mandatory arbitration (Restoring Justice for Workers Act), LGBTQ discrimination (Equality Act), and strengthening workers’ rights under the NLRA (Protecting the Right to Organize Act).
  • The NLRB determines Uber and UberBLACK drivers are independent contractors.
  • Abortion emerges as an employment law issue.

Notable federal circuit court decisions and a few interesting district court decisions also are included.