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New York Court Clears Way for More Employees to Obtain Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Benefits Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
United States District Court Judge J. Paul Oetken of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion and order (Order) vacating four key aspects of the final rule to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), promulgated by the United States DOL.
New Executive Order & Information Sharing Practices Increase Inspections of Federal Contractors’ Use of Temporary Foreign Workers & H-1B Workers
The Executive Order directs the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security to generally review the use of H-1B workers at any job site to ensure that their employment does not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of US workers.
Virginia Adopts First COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standard: Requirements for Hazards or Job Tasks Classified as “Moderate” Exposure Risk
This is our fifth and final Alert on Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
After nearly nine years of litigation, Burlington Coat Factory agreed to pay $19.6 million to end a collective action and a putative class action alleging claims for misclassification and unpaid overtime wages.
Amid stalling talks between Congressional leaders over the content of new Coronavirus relief and economic stimulus legislation, the issue of providing for temporary restrictions on pandemic related lawsuits has emerged as an intractable dispute separating Democrats and Republicans.
As businesses in Massachusetts and elsewhere continue to carefully re-open it will be necessary to pay close attention to guidance from the CDC and state authorities.
In an opinion issued on July 9, 2020, the District Court of New Jersey granted class certification for a group of delivery drivers who allege they were incorrectly classified independent contractors.
Virginia Adopts First COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standard: Requirements for Hazards or Job Tasks Classified as “Very High” or “High” Exposure Risk
This is our fourth Alert that addresses Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
In our previous Alert, we summarized general employer mandates contained in Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
Earlier today, the US Department of Labor published helpful additional guidance for employees and employers in the following links on how the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) affect the
In a rare reversal, minutes from the start of a federal court hearing in a lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) against the US government, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) rescinded its July 6, 2020 announcement that barred foreign studen
Higher Ed Should Consider the Potential Loss of Foreign Students In Determining Their Fall Semester Plans
Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, just published a new rule stating, in general, that F-1 and M-1 foreign students cannot remain in or enter the US if they are enrolled in entirely online classes in the fall semester.
As reported here previously, the District of Columbia Council passed the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, which was signed into law on February 17, 2017.
The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a policy change that is sure to please employers facing administrative FLSA back wages claims. Effective on July 1, 2020, the Division will cease to routinely pursue liquidated damages when settling those claims pre-litigation.
Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board reversed course and held that employers may discipline employees represented by a newly elected union before a collective bargaining agreement is negotiated, and without having to give the union notice and an opportunity to bargain over the discipline.
When California employers have arbitration agreements with employees, those agreements may encompass a dispute concerning wages. If an employee sues for wages, the employer can petition the court to compel arbitration based on the agreement.
The 2020 edition of Legal 500 US has rated 43 Arent Fox LLP attorneys as national leaders in their field. In addition, 14 of the firm’s practice areas were ranked among the best in the country.
In a landmark ruling issued during Pride month, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting gender discrimination in employment, bars employers from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation or transgender status.
With the economy reopening, on June 11, 2020, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication — What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws — to identify concerns that employers may face as they plan for employees to return to the workpl