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Law Alerts tagged with 'employment law'

Seventh Circuit Holds that Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Is a Form of Sex Discrimination Under Title VII
In this landmark en banc decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals expands the scope of conduct encompassed within Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination. The decision may provide the US Supreme Court an opportunity to make a definitive statement on this issue.
Employers Beware: New Local Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Complicate Compliance
Cities have begun passing their own paid sick leave ordinances. Employers with employees working in any of these cities must ensure compliance with California's paid sick leave law and with any applicable local ordinance.
New Labor Code §925 Mandates California Choice of Law and Forum Selection in Employment Agreements
Effective January 1, 2017, agreements with employees who are California residents and who work in California will be subject to the limitations on choice of law and forum selection in new Labor Code §925.
DOL Regulations Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has promulgated regulations implementing Executive Order 13706, signed by President Obama on September 7, 2015, mandating that employers that contract with the federal government provide paid sick leave to their employees, including paid leave for family care.
Final DOL Rule Expands Number of Exempt Employees Entitled to Overtime Pay
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that will expand the number of exempt employees entitled to claim overtime pay. The rule's provisions will go into effect on December 1, 2016.