Other employment law issues

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.

USA :: Arbitration in employment

Relevant Law(s): Federal Arbitration Act (1925) (FAA) + State Laws …

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USA :: Human rights

The USA has only ratified three international Conventions on human rights and two Optional Protocols, whilst it has signed, but not ratified, another four (Conventions) …

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USA :: Employee inventions

Under federal law, employers have a right to use employee-developed technology, provided the employee was either specifically hired to invent and/or the invention was discovered/developed during their working time, using their employer’s facilities, information, time and equipment …

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USA :: Mandatory arbitration and class actions

Class action waivers The Federal Supreme Court ruled during 2018 on two separate but highly important cases relating to the issue of mandatory arbitration and class actions …

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USA :: Status of official guidelines

Although many US government departments and agencies have issued guidelines interpreting legal requirements in different circumstances their status has now been demoted by the Department of Justice. They may no longer be regarded by the courts as an extension of the law. They illuminate a situation facing employers – but only statute and legal precedent have binding legal effect. This has major implications for employers in respect to the “fair employment” law, wage and hour requirements, the payment of Interns, discrimination by government contractors and the Affordable Care Act.

USA :: Whistleblowers

Many laws protecting whistleblowers from victimisation and other forms of adverse treatment apply only to federal employees or those working for federal contractors …

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USA :: Second amendment

The right to carrying of concealed firearms is an issue which varies from state to state …

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