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Major EEO-1 Reporting Changes Coming? Federal Judge Rules Employers May Be Forced To Reveal Pay Information

On March 4, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the EEOC to reinstate the EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by the Trump administration. The controversial provisions require covered employers to report pay information by race, ethnicity, and sex.  Importantly, the federal judge's mandate's effective date was not made clear by the March 4 Order.  

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Major EEO-1 Reporting Changes Coming? Federal Judge Rules Employers May Be Forced To Reveal Pay Information

On March 4, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ordered the EEOC to reinstate the EEO-1 form's pay-data reporting provisions, which were suspended in 2017 by the Trump administration. The controversial provisions require covered employers to report pay information by race, ethnicity, and sex.  Importantly, the federal judge's mandate's effective date was not made clear by the March 4 Order.  Read more

The DOL's New Overtime Proposal Is Finally Here

On Thursday, March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor released its new overtime proposal updating the salary thresholds for workers entitled to overtime compensation.  According to the proposal, the new salary level will increase to $679 per week (about $35,308 annually).  This is a significant increase from the current salary level of $455 (about $23,660 annually).

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Is New Jersey the New California? New NJ Laws Provide $15 Minimum Wage, Expand Family Leave, and More

As we previously blogged about here, New Jersey is moving forward with several employee-friendly laws.

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NYC Bans Hair Discrimination: What Employers Everywhere Need to Know

Last week, New York City became the first jurisdiction to pass legislation making black hairstyles a protected racial characteristic. This legislation is part of a national legal trend that affects employers nationwide.  

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Consensual Romantic Relationships Between Co-Workers Can Result in Big Liability for Employers

When workplace romances go south, the employer can be held liable if not handled appropriately.  

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"The Government Do Take a Bite, Don't She?" IRS Updates Rules on Gifts and Prizes to Employees

In production-based work environments, it's common for employers to use contests, raffles, gifts, prizes and "spiffs" to motivate performance, attendance, and other positive performance standards.  

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Delta Agrees to Pay $2.3 Million To Settle

Delta Air Lines has agreed to pay $2.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it failed to provide approximately 44,000 applicants with a stand-alone background check disclosure, in violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and California law.

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Another Snowmaker Hits U.S. Employers...Are you required to pay employees for full or

With another January snowstorm hitting the U.S., employers from the Rockies to the Midwest to the Northeast are experiencing record low temperatures and inches and inches of snow.  Storms like these often cause employees to call off work, and can prompt businesses to close down for days at a time. 

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Tis the Season...MORE Employment News for the New Year!

As discussed in our previous "Tis the Season" blog post here, many states are ramping up employment law requirements on a wide array of topics.  Employers should plan ahead now and review their handbook policies to ensure compliance! 

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