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|New Rules for New York Employers Who Use Payroll Debit Cards and Direct Deposit|
Michael Scott Arnold, Brie Kluytenaar; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016As the workplace becomes increasingly digitized, both employers and employees can benefit from the conveniences technology provides. Chief among those is the convenience of electronic access to funds, which allows people to bank, pay bills, and transfer money from a computer or mobile device rather...
|Another Employee-Friendly Law: New California Law Aims to Keep Employment-Related Disputes Centered in California|
Michael Scott Arnold, Brent Michael Douglas, Audrey Nguyen; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 20, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016Beginning next year, employers may no longer force their California employees to resolve their employment-related disputes outside of California or use non-California law when doing so. With limited exceptions, the new law, codified at Labor Code Section 925, will be applicable to all employment...
|Work Permit Application Processing Significantly Delayed|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
October 17, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016Work and residence permit applicants and those seeking related appointments are experiencing delays of up to several weeks due to a case backlog at the immigration authority. The delays will especially affect local hires, whose applications are processed by the Federal Employment Agency.
|Work Permit Quotas Set for 2017|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
October 17, 2016, previously published on October 13, 2016The Swiss Federal Council has announced that quotas for B- and L-Permit for foreign nationals from non-EU/European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries will increase by 1,000 units in 2017: 500 extra units for B-Permits and 500 extra units for L-Permits. Quotas for EU/EFTA nationals on...
|The Looming December 1 Implementation Date for the Overtime Regs: Do Recent Challenges Mean a New Effective Date?|
Maria Greco Danaher; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016One question being asked by employers on a nearly daily basis is, “Do we really have to meet the December 1, 2016 effective deadline for the revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations?” The short answer is: Yes.
|Beware the Cat’s Paw: Employer Liability for Harassment Expanded|
Caroline J. Berdzik, Kristin Klein Wheaton; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 5, 2016The Second Circuit has expanded a theory of liability that can be asserted against employers. Previously, the Second Circuit had not ruled on whether an employer can be held liable for the actions of a lower-level employee with a discriminatory motive who manipulates an unwitting manager or...
|Summary Judgment Affirmed for Defendant in ADA Suit|
Nathan Bach; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
October 13, 2016, previously published on Fall 2016In Wheatley v. Factory Card & Party Outlet, 826 F.3d 412 (7th Cir. 2016), the Seventh Circuit upheld the district court’s grant of summary judgment to the employer, Factory Card & Party Outlet (Factory Card) on a former-employee’s claim that she was wrongly terminated in...
|California’s Fall Legislation Report: A Rundown of the Most Significant New Employment Laws|
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016The California legislature and governor showed no signs of slowing down this year and enacted a long list of new employment laws. Below is a list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers.
|Inappropriate Social Media Activity Dooms Job Applicant’s Prospects|
Natalie Young; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 11, 2016Being connected to not just your friends, but their friends and their friends’ friends (it’s all six degrees of separation, right?) means that it’s become increasingly hard to stay anonymous when using an online dating platform. Just ask one recent male user of OkCupid who made...
|Minnesota Employer Had No Duty to Find New Position for Older Worker, Eighth Circuit Holds|
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 10, 2016A 63-year-old employee, who had worked in an administrative capacity for her employer for 12 years, was told that her position had been eliminated due to a customer-commissioned audit of the company’s services and recommended that ABM streamline its staff. She sued and claimed, among other...