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January, 2016 | Employment Law Monitor

Monthly Archives January 2016

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proposed changes to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). Specifically, the EEOC proposed that companies with 100 or more employees be required to collect and provide pay data. In turn, the EEOC will analyze the data in its efforts to promote equal pay in the workplace and ensure companies are not discriminating based on pay. This announcement was made with the White House and in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Contract legal work has become the norm for many attorneys who, for whatever reason, are not engaged in a full-time legal practice.  This type of work benefits not only young law graduates who are still searching for their dream job, but also seasoned attorneys who have taken a break from their practice.  The equation is relatively simple: law firms assign…

This Whiteboard Explainer: What is Overtime, posted by Heidi Shierholz on the DOL’s blog back on July 8, 2015, is not new, but I think it is worthy of posting now because it’s the simplest explanation I’ve seen of the proposed rule changes.  Apparently others agree as the DOL included this video, along with four others, in its December 29,…

Recently the Fourth and Fifth District Courts of Appeal took conflicting stances as to whether referral sources can be a legitimate business interest to support enforcement of restrictive covenants through a temporary restraining order (“TRO”). See Infinity Home Care, LLC v. Amedisys Holding, LLC, No. 4D14-3872, 2015 WL 7292837, --- So.3d ---- (Fla. 4th DCA Nov. 18, 2015) Infinity Home;…

  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum wage rates in “Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont,” West Virginia, Colorado and South Dakota will increase effective January 1, 2016.  Workers in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Minnesota will also see minimum wage increases later this summer.  According to the Department,…

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