Supreme Court Will Hear Wide Range of Workplace Disputes
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Articles by Joanne Deschenaux, J.D.
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Cities, States Increasing Minimum Wage, Requiring Paid Leave
State Laws Ban Access to Workers' Social Media Accounts
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Put Vacation Policies in Writing
The Los Angeles City Council voted on May 19 2015, to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2020.
The council voted 14-1 to phase in the wage increase over five years. It will rise to to $10.50 in July 2016, to $12 in 2017, $13.25 in 2018, $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020. Starting in 2022, annual increases will be linked to inflation.
Supreme Court Reaches Compromise on Reviewability of EEOC Conciliation Efforts
High Court to Review Time Limit for Filing Constructive Discharge Claim
Use of On-Call Shifts in Retail Industry Questioned in N.Y.
In addition to choosing candidates for federal, state and local offices on Nov. 4, voters in many states will be tasked with addressing several important public-policy questions.
In Massachusetts, voters will be asked to decide whether employers should be required to provide paid sick leave to employees. Minimum-wage measures have been certified to appear on the ballots in five states.
In a long-awaited decision, California’s highest court on May 29, 2014, affirmed a 2012 state court of appeals decision vacating a $15 million judgment in a misclassification class action brought under state law. In the lawsuit, which was brought against U.S.
The popularity of electronic cigarettes (aka e-cigarettes) continues to increase across the country. An e-cigarette is a battery-powered device that provides the user with inhaled doses of a vaporized liquid. Generally, the vapor contains nicotine and is inhaled as an alternative to a tobacco cigarette.