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California Employers Now Share Liability With Staffing Firms

On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which requires “a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the … Continue reading

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Maryland Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect October 1st

Maryland’s newest anti-discrimination law goes into effect October 1, 2014.  The Fairness For All Marylanders Act outlaws discrimination against transgender individuals within the state of Maryland.  The law prohibits discrimination against those individuals in employment and housing situations, as well … Continue reading

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New Bill Seeks to Expand Scope of the Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII

Last year in Vance v. Ball State University, the United States Supreme Court defined the term “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as someone who is “empowered by the employer … Continue reading

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New OFCCP Requirements Now in Effect

The OFFCP’s final rules took effect on March 24, 2014.  The previously issued Final Rules expanding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) are aimed to improve hiring and … Continue reading

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Newark Municipal Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey has passed a paid sick leave ordinance, which Mayor Luis Quintana (D) has promised to sign into law.  Newark will be the eighth jurisdiction in the United States to enact a paid sick … Continue reading

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San Francisco Enacts Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

San Francisco has adopted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules or other accommodations to help the employee with childcare obligations and other similar household obligations.  The ordinance will take effect January 1, … Continue reading

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New California Law Requires Overtime Compensation For Personal Attendants

California law regarding the employment of domestic workers has changed.  California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which creates California Labor Code sections 1450 to 1454.  These sections eliminate the “personal attendant” exemption … Continue reading

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Top Ten Developments in Employment Law for HR Professionals in Virginia — #9

The top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia for 2009 continues, in no particular order.  Number 9:  Labor-Related Stimulus Legislation and Regulations.  More after the break.

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Top Ten Developments in Employment Law for HR Professionals in Virginia — #10

We begin the year with the top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia for 2009.  They are in no particular order.  We start with Number 10:  Proposed Legislation.  More after the break.

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Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed Into Law

President Obama signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law today.  The story is here.  Bill tracking is here.  The text of the bill can be found here.  More after the break. UPDATE (2.11.2009):  What Ledbetter Has … Continue reading

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Top Ten Issues In Employment Law For HR Professionals In Virginia in 2008: #6

We will be posting over the next week the top ten developments in employment law for HR professionals in Virginia in 2008.  The list is in no particular order.  Topic number 6 is: Potential Legislation in 2009.  More after the … Continue reading

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Workplace Bullying Legislation (aka “Employment Lawyer Full-Employment Act”)

The ABA Journal has an article on legislation pending in 13 states that would create a cause of action for workplace bullying.  Such legislation, while well-intended, would open the floodgates to lawsuits over every perceived slight in the workplace.

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Federal Employment Law Wish-List

A new bill has been introduced in the House and Senate to significantly amend the federal labor and employment laws.  (Hat tip to Workplace Prof Blog.) UPDATE:  A commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal on Feb. 8, 2008, discusses … Continue reading

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Legislative Activity

Here are some notes on recent legislative activity.

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House Passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007

On November 7, 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2007.  The Act, if enacted into law, would extend the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to bar discrimination against an individual based … Continue reading

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