Posts from March 2016.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 4-4 ruling on March 29, 2016 in the Friedrich’s case leaves unions’ agency fees intact for now.  It remains possible that the Court could revisit the same questions at some point in the future.  The Friedrich’s case involves the public sector workplace, where government workplaces, public budgets, and Constitutional limitations can create unique labor relations issues ...

The typical workplace bulletin board is densely packed with legally required posters and employee notifications. As laws change, the posters must be updated to reflect the changes. For example, the minimum wage in California increased to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016; the required poster specifying the minimum wage should reflect that most recent increase.

On January 28, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Council (“EEOC”) and the White House unveiled plans to require employers with 100 or more employees to report employee pay data in September 2017 EEO-1 Reports in an effort to uncover potential pay discrimination.

The EEOC enforces the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, among other laws.  The Equal Pay Act prohibits ...

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On January 26, 2016, the Santa Monica City Council joined other California cities in enacting an ordinance that implements minimum wage and paid sick leave requirements that go beyond State requirements.

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