It sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, but individual owners also may be liable for damages in wage and hour claims just as much as the company. Take the recent case of Torres, et al. v. Gristede’s Operating Corp., et al., 04-CV-3316 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 9, 2011). Gristede’s is a large supermarket chain located in New… Continue Reading
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Gender Non-Discrimination Act (AB 887), which changes the language of the state anti-discrimination law to specifically include gender, gender identity and gender expression as enumerated protected categories. The governor also signed into law the Vital Statistics Modernization Act (AB 433), which streamlines the process by which transgender individuals may correct the gender marker on their birth certificates.
A bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would end the issuance of special certificates that allow employers to pay employees with disabilities below minimum wage.
This post has been co-authored by Russell Lamb and Sarah Phillips. Chancellor George Osborne took the opportunity at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference to announce significant reforms to the Employment Tribunal system which are due to come into force in April 2012 and 2013. The changes will: increase the qualifying period for an employees wishing… Continue Reading
We’ve been following the NLRB’s increased focus on social media since the Board issued its first complaint involving Facebook postings nearly a year ago. Recently, we blogged about the first decision from an NLRB Administrative Law Judge involving comments posted on Facebook. In that case, the ALJ found that the comments were protected under the Act… Continue Reading