May Employment Law Bulletin

May 23, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

New EEOC Chair, New EEOC Direction? It took only 23 months, but on May 8, 2019, the United States Senate approved President Trump’s nomination of Janet Dhillon to become Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Dhillon was confirmed by a 50 – 43 vote. Dhillon was nominated in June… Read More →

April Employment Law Bulletin

April 25, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Court Order EEO-1 Pay Data Collection by September 30 When we left the saga of the EEO-1 pay data collection legal battles last month, a federal court had given the EEOC until April 3 to detail how and when it planned to implement its order reinstating the collection of pay… Read More →

March Employment Law Bulletin

March 27, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

DOL Exempt Employee Salary Level to Increase On March 12, 2019, the Department of Labor announced proposed changes to the requirements for management and professional exemptions.  On March 22, Wage Hour announced that the proposed rule has been published in the Federal Register and that they will accept comments through… Read More →

February Employment Law Bulletin

February 26, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Ninth Circuit Issues Fair Credit Reporting Act Decision That Endangers Most Multi-State Background Check Authorizations The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to more than just credit ratings. It applies to any sort of background check (financial, criminal, or professional) conducted by a third-party vendor that regularly provides those… Read More →

January Employment Law Bulletin

February 4, 2019   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Unions’ Share of U.S. Workforce Shrank in 2018 According to a poll released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the percentage of U.S. workers over the age of 16 who are union members dipped from 10.7% to 10.5% in 2018. The actual number of union members decreased from 14,817,000… Read More →

December Employment Law Bulletin

December 28, 2018   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Our Best Wishes For 2019 We extend our best wishes to our clients and other relationship partners for a healthy, peaceful and prosperous 2019. As our firm begins its 26th year, we do so with the energy and excitement of when we first started our practice. We look forward to… Read More →

November Employment Law Bulletin

November 29, 2018   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Unions Optimistic for Workplace and Political Election Victories Unions have more optimism for growth than we have seen in several years, and the facts back them up. For example, union membership increased by a net of 316,000 from 2016 to 2017, for a total of 14,817,000 members. This is the… Read More →

October Employment Law Bulletin

October 29, 2018   Written by:   Filed under: Breaking News

Employment Disputes on the Horizon We recently were invited to present to London insurance specialists our assessment of what we think employment disputes of the future will involve. We all know that we are in the middle of severe turbulence over workplace sexual harassment and assault matters, but, ultimately, we… Read More →