Labor / Employment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not require employers to report employees as nonbinary on the EEO-1 form. While the form contains separate boxes for employers to designate male and female employees, there is no such box to designate an employee as nonbinary. However, the EEOC specifies that employers should use the comments section on the EEO-1 form

We often get questions from our New Jersey clients about the rights of employees who are going out on pregnancy and maternity leave. This issue can be confusing to business owners who have not dealt with the issue in the past due to several overlapping laws and state benefit programs. Adding to the potential confusion for employers, pregnancy and maternity

When planning to acquire a small business, the due diligence process becomes a critical stage that ensures a smooth transition and mitigates potential risks. This involves thorough research and analysis to evaluate the financial, legal, and operational aspects of the business you intend to buy.  For success in acquiring a small business, prioritize legal due diligence. Engaging an experienced business

Pension funds for New York City and Oregon state have sued Fox Corp. and its board of directors in Delaware State Court, claiming that they promoted false reporting, thus inviting defamation suits, to the detriment of shareholders.
According to the pension funds’ complaint, Fox News fails to ensure that its political narrative broadcasts are based on facts or credible sources.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently heard oral arguments over whether the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) properly found that Rite Aid violated labor laws in unilaterally imposing a bargaining proposal concerning employee health care coverage. The appellate court also considered whether the NLRB acted appropriately in ordering Rite Aid to contribute

For an employee to be exempt from overtime regulations under California law, the employee must fit into a category of work that is deemed exempt.

The most common exemptions are the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions.  Workers who are employed in administrative, managerial, executive, or professional capacities generally fall under one of these exemptions. Each exemption has detailed requirements as

Understanding copyright and the process of registration is vital for creators and business owners alike. Copyright law can be complex, but we’ll break it down in a way that’s simple and easy to understand. Let’s explore what copyright is, the registration process, common myths surrounding this process, and the additional damages that a copyright owner may claim in infringement actions.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed increasing the annual salary threshold for white collar employee exemptions to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the DOL proposal, the overtime salary threshold would increase from $35,568 to $55,068, with automatic increases every three years. The revised standard would apply to all fifty states and U.S. territories,

As of November 13, 2023, all employers in New York are required to inform each employee of their right to file an application for unemployment benefits at the time of a separation from employment, reduction in hours, or any other interruption of continued employment that results in total or partial unemployment. Employers can comply with this obligation by providing employees

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the adoption of its strategic plan to cover fiscal years 2022 – 2026. The main focus of the new strategic plan is to increase public access to the EEOC and increase resources for agency investigations.
In its strategic plan, the EEOC plans to devote additional resources to training staff to identify,