On 1 August 2022, the Act implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions (the Act) likely will enter into force, as EU Member States have until
Continue Reading The Act Implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions: An Overview

On Jan. 13, 2022, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced another increase in the maximum civil monetary penalties for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health standards
Continue Reading OSHA Again Increases Its Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties

On Dec. 15, 2021, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, and likely will decide by summer 2022 whether the Federal Arbitration
Continue Reading Supreme Court to Consider Whether the FAA Mandates Arbitration of PAGA Actions

On Dec. 17, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, by a 2-1 vote, dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the Occupational Safety
Continue Reading A Not So Happy New Year for Employers? 6th Circuit Dissolves Stay of OSHA COVID-19 ETS

California Labor Code section 925 remains a potent weapon for departing employees who live and work in California who wish to avoid covenants not to compete.  Often, employers will place
Continue Reading Federal Court in Minnesota finds choice of law provision unenforceable based on California Labor Code section 925

On Oct. 25, 2021, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Doug Parker, who is tasked with
Continue Reading Senate Confirms President Biden’s Nominee to Head OSHA

In a case of first impression, on October 4, 2021, in Adams v. Palm Beach County, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the Southern District of Florida dismissed
Continue Reading GT Helps Palm Beach County Secure Dismissal of Wage-and-Hour Class Action Brought by Volunteers

Many small to mid-sized businesses are eligible under the existing employee retention credit (ERC) for a 70% tax credit for wages paid to employees through the end of 2021. However,
Continue Reading Possible Early End to Employee Retention Tax Credit Could Mean Trouble for Businesses Monetizing Credit Before End of 4th Quarter

On Oct. 5, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed legislation expanding available protections under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to private-sector workers over 70 years of age.
Continue Reading NJ Expands Law Against Discrimination to Further Protect Private-Sector Workers Over 70