In an attempt to address concerns about pay inequity, California and New York rang in the new year by implementing laws that require employers to include information about compensation ranges in job postings, joining Washington, Colorado and Connecticut, which have already implemented similar pay transparency laws.
At the end of July, the Biden administration’s Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule, effective September 28, 2021, that will rescind the Trump administration’s “Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act” rule, first published in January 2020.
The Trump administration’s Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (the “WHD”) published its final independent contractor rule on January 7, 2021, with a related effective date of March 8.
As many readers of this blog know, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employees to sue for overtime and minimum wage violations on behalf of themselves and those “similarly situated” in a “collective action.”
Some people love nothing more than spending a Sunday glued to their TV sets watching football. V&E counsel Chris Bacon feels the same way – about opera. “I love opera,” Bacon said in a recent interview. “My partner Craig and I probably see two dozen live opera performances a year. Our idea of a perfect…