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Last-minute injunction issued against new reporting requirements, restrictions imposed by contractor ‘blacklisting’ order

October 25th, 2016

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
Just hours before the final FAR Rule and DOL Guidance were to be implemented, a federal district court in Texas has enjoined the implementation of those portions of Executive Order 13673, colloquially known as the contractor ‘blacklisting’ order, that impose new reporting requirements on contractors and subcontractors regarding labor law violations and [Read more...]

Value of accrued vacation time not required on non-final wage statements

October 25th, 2016

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
California Labor Code section 226 does not require employers to include the monetary value of accrued, paid vacation time on wage statements, unless that statement is for the last payment due at the end of the employment relationship, a California appeals court held. Refusing to revive a former motel employee’s Labor [Read more...]

Exec fired after complaining of coworker’s derogatory language advances retaliation claim

October 25th, 2016

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
A university information officer, who was fired after complaining about another high-level employee’s use of the word “b***h” and the phrase “don’t pimp us out” when speaking to an African-American job candidate, survived the employer’s motion to dismiss. A federal district court in Kansas found that although the employer claimed the [Read more...]

FTC, DOJ issue joint guidelines on antitrust law for HR professionals

October 25th, 2016

By Mark Engstrom, J.D.
The FTC and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division announced joint guidance for HR professionals and others who are involved in hiring and compensation decisions. The guidance, issued on Thursday, October 20, is intended to educate and inform HR professionals about how the antitrust laws apply to the employment arena, a news release [Read more...]

Telling bipolar employee she was fired because of mental illness was direct evidence of bias

October 24th, 2016

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
“Terminating an employee who is believed to have bipolar disorder (and no other mental illness) because of her mental illness is necessarily terminating that employee because she has bipolar,” explained a federal court in Ohio, finding this to be direct evidence supporting the employee’s ADA regarded-as disabled claim. And because a juror [Read more...]