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Top labor and employment developments for October 2019

November 12th, 2019  |  Pamela Wolf

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.

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

Highlights from the October 2019 recap include:

  • Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Title VII protections for LGBTQ employees
  • Rideshare companies fight back with ballot initiative to carve out exceptions to California’s controversial new law treating gig workers as employees
  • DOL proposed rule would permit tip-pooling to include non-tipped workers and also tip credit for ‘contemporaneous’ non-tipped duties
  • Labor Board rules that confidentiality and media contact rules didn’t run afoul of Section 7 rights
  • Federal appeals court rulings on whether refusing to hire an obese applicant due to fear of future impairment supports a regarded-as claim, and whether McDonald’s was a joint employer of franchise employees.
  • A jury’s $20 million award on a gay policeman’s discrimination and retaliation claims


    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.