Labor / Employment

On January 10, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, signed into law legislation that makes the 2020 amendments to New Jersey’s mini-WARN Act become effective on April 10, 2023. The amendments were originally scheduled to take effect in July 2020, but were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and New Jersey’s related state of emergency (which still remains in effect).

The conservative supermajority of the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on some of the most contentious issues in America this term. These issues include the potential end of affirmative action and whether refusing to serve same-sex wedding clients amounts to illegal discrimination or freedom of speech. The high Court also will address a legal theory that could

UKG, a provider of HR, payroll, and workforce management technology services, recently sponsored a research report entitled “Making Pay Equity Work for All.” Harvard Business Review (HBR) Analytic Services completed the research that led to the report. Based on their research, HBR found that organizations are making progress in reaching pay equity between men, women, and underrepresented groups.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it is revamping its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) to include more criteria that may cause employers to be placed on the list. Two repeat violations at one site can qualify an employer for inclusion in the SVEP. As a result, more employers will be at increased risk of being

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, hearing the appeal of an ex-United Airlines employee in an FMLA suit, has upheld the lower court’s summary judgment, ruling in favor of the employer. In its majority opinion, the appellate court ruled that the Utah district court correctly determined that a supervisor’s alleged bias against the

An Ohio Honda factory and an Oregon health system recently discovered that they inadvertently had overpaid their employees. Whereas Honda chose to pursue recoupment of the bonuses that it overpaid to an unknown number of its nearly 4,000 employees, St. Charles Health System of Bend, OR, ultimately dropped its demand for reimbursement of the overpaid funds after objections from workers

New York finished out 2022 by enacting a number of laws that employers in the state must be aware of and comply with entering 2023. The new laws cover matters such as lactation breaks, employment discrimination, workplace posters, and job advertisements. We have highlighted the requirements and effective dates of the new laws below.Workplace PostersAs of December 16, 2022, employers

The SPEAK Out Act (S.4524), which has drawn rare bipartisan and bicameral support, despite being decidedly pro-worker, has passed both the Senate and House. The bill now has landed on President Joe Biden’s desk and is awaiting his signature. 
Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marsha Blackburn