It’s not an April Fools’ Day joke – tomorrow, Tucson’s Minimum Wage Act (the “Act”), also known as Proposition 206, takes effect. The Act increases the minimum wage to $13.00 per hour for all employees (full-time, part-time, temporary, and those engaged through an employment or staffing agency) who perform at least five hours of work per workweek within […]
It’s Official: The “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act” Is Now Law
As anticipated, President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act (“the Act”) today. Effective immediately, the Act amends the Federal Arbitration Act and limits the enforceability of U.S. employers’ mandatory arbitration agreements that require all employment-related claims be arbitrated, rather than litigated. We discussed here the Act’s carve-out for […]
The minimum wage for federal contractors may increase to $15.00 on January 30, 2022, up from the current minimum wage of $10.95. President Biden issued Executive Order 14026, which seeks to increase the minimum hourly wage by $4.05 for all federal contractor employees. If implemented: On January 30, 2022, all federal agencies must incorporate the […]
Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it concluded its two six-month conciliation and mediation pilot programs originally announced in July 2020. We addressed the mediation pilot program here. As part of the mediation pilot program, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC implemented virtual mediations, as opposed to audio-only […]
This November, Arizona voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. One burning question for employers: How does this impact operations? We consider some of the issues here.
The summer edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Recovering Construction Costs For A Virus Outbreak – Shifting the Risk for Unforeseen Epidemic Costs Was Not Allowed; Delay and Disruption Claims in the Time of COVID-19; New Consensus Contract Template Offers Lean Practices to Enhance Design-Build Project Delivery; […]
Recently, the Ninth Circuit delivered what may be considered good news for employers on the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) front. On April 24, 2020, the Ninth Circuit held that an employer does not violate the stand-alone disclosure requirement when it provides a stand-alone disclosure at the same time as other employment application documents. This […]
On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or the “Act”), taking a major step to provide paid leave to workers affected by COVID-19 and blunt the effects of the virus on the U.S. economy. We summarize the employment provisions of the Act here.
Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) weighed in and provided guidance on the Coronavirus for employers. Click here to access the EEOC’s update and here to access the EEOC’s guidance on Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In sum, the EEOC emphasizes that employers should still be cognizant […]
The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s Under Construction newsletter is out now! This issue addresses: Employees’ Use of Social Media to Complain About Working; Tips for Mediation of the Toughest Construction Disputes; Overview of the ConsensusDocs® 900 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Agreement and General Conditions; The Registrar of Contractors and the Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund: […]