It’s that time of year for employers to make their lists and check them twice. While doing so, there are several new employment laws to consider for 2023. The following outlines the major new laws that will affect most employers with California employees. Each of these are effective January 1, 2023 unless otherwise stated herein. […]
The continuing trend of state and local government regulating more aspects of the employment relationship continues, and this time the focus is on pay transparency. These new laws require employers to disclose the pay they offer in job postings. Colorado was first on the scene in 2021. Since then, California and Washington have adopted new […]
On July 30, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (Board), issued a decision on the legality of an employer rule that prohibited employees from engaging in “illegal” strikes. The Board decision on this issue is of significant importance for employers. Click here to continue reading.
It’s been a busy year for the New Mexico legislature – especially in the employment space. Check out Benjamin Nucci and Walker Crowson’s Legal Alert here taking a look at six employment bills impacting New Mexico employers.
Over the last decade, the proliferation of state and local laws regulating employers has exploded. Whether it is minimum wage increases or salary history bans, the number of issues being addressed on a state and local level is unprecedented. But the evolving state laws on marijuana has and will continue to generate challenges for employers. […]
As we reported last year, “Times They Are a-Changin’” [see article here]. However, given the monumental shift in public perceptions of cannabis, the Nevada legislature has followed suit and has now taken a giant step further into the marijuana morass. As a result, employers are now prevented from rejecting job seekers because they failed a test […]
A recent settlement between the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) and a national employer highlights the importance of ensuring that paid parental leave benefits provided by employers are not just written in a gender neutral policy, but also administered on gender neutral terms. The employer will pay $5 million to fathers who claim they were […]
Recently, a federal jury awarded a City of Tucson Fire Department paramedic $3.8 million after it found that the department violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) when it failed to provide her with a private space to lactate, denied her requests to […]
Employers frequently ask if they can maintain rules requiring employees to keep the contents of their employment handbooks confidential. In a recent memorandum, the General Counsel (GC) (Division of Advice) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concludes that such rules are unlawful, as they interfere with the employees’ rights to discuss handbook policies regarding terms […]
Many employers are familiar with break and meal period requirements applicable to their organization under state and federal law. Often overlooked, however, is an employer’s responsibilities toward nursing mothers. We take a look at some of the requirements employers should be aware of when reviewing their lactation accommodation policies here.