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 […]
Fair Labor Standards Act Update: Recent Federal Court Decisions Signal Potential Trend Against Requiring Judicial Approval of FLSA Settlements
On August 8, 2022, a Kentucky federal judge granted two stipulated dismissals filed by plaintiffs in a conditionally certified Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) case—without first reviewing and approving the settlement entered into between the parties. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Beaton’s decision to decline judicial review of the parties’ FLSA settlement is significant because courts […]
California Employers with 100+ Employees Should be Aware of Fast Approaching Pay Data Report Deadline
Employers with 100 or more employees nationally and at least one employee in California are required to submit a pay data report to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing no later than March 31, 2021. Similar to the Federal EEO-1 reporting requirements, in September 2020, California passed Senate Bill 973 which requires employers with […]
2020 brought employment law practitioners several federal court decisions that proved to be interesting, instructive and, at times, entertaining. Some decisions were victories for employees, and others were victories for employers. No matter the outcome, however, all the opinions continue to shape the employment landscape. Here are summaries of nine of these key cases, along with […]
Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (the “Act”) goes into effect January 1, 2021. To implement the Act, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment recently adopted the Equal Pay Transparency (“EPT”) Rules. Here, we summarize certain notable features of the Act and the EPT Rules to help employers with Colorado employees ensure that hiring, […]
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s (“WNT”) battle to increase pay in line with that afforded to the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (“MNT”) was dealt a blow last Friday as a judge dismissed their Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) claim. The WNT has dominated the MNT in nearly every aspect of U.S. soccer, from match results, […]
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.
On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) finalized a new rule that lets employers leave several perks, including tuition benefits, paid leave cash-outs, and some bonuses, out of the formula used to calculate employees’ overtime pay. According to the DOL’s press release, this new rule “marks the first significant update to the regulations […]
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule to make an estimated 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Check out Snell & Wilmer’s legal alert on the final rule here.
Pay data reporting is on the way for employers. This is particularly true as momentum around equal pay continues to build. At the federal level, on September 30, 2019, the EEOC is requiring employers to provide additional employment data on EEO-1 reports, including information on pay and hours worked, broken down into 12 pay bands, […]