Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to the United States as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

USA: Poultry processors accused of wage-fixing

A class-action lawsuit has been filed at the US Maryland District court over an accusation of wage fixing …

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USA: McDonald’s, franchisees colluded to not recruit or hire each other’s employees, federal lawsuit claims

The fast food chain McDonald’s has had an anti-trust class-action lawsuit filed against it in the U …

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USA: Green new deal as labour issue

If your company needs to find common ground with employees, especially if they are unionised, then consider raising the issue of the “Green New Deal“ …

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USA: Cases concerning the interpretation of Title VII of the Human Rights Act

The date is fast approaching for the US Supreme Court to hear two important cases concerning the interpretation of Title VII of the Human Rights Act …

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USA: Delaware’s uncertain business judgment rule

Lawyers love meaty disputes and a really meaty one is brewing in the state of Delaware …

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USA: What is happening to the US economy?

What is happening to the US economy? Is it bucking the global downward trend, or are recent economic figures deceptive? If we take one perspective all is seemingly well …

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USA: Minnesota employers are subject to new record-keeping and notice requirements

In Minnesota, employers are now required to comply with a whole raft of new requirements concerning wage record-keeping, payments, and disclosures …

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USA: Independent contractor misclassification

The issue of employment misclassification continues to challenge employers and enforcement agencies alike …

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USA: California passes Assembly Bill 5 for gig workers

A Californian Bill (AB5) controlling the classification of gig workers has now passed the state assembly and Senate and is awaiting final signature by the Governor …

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USA: An employment law revolution in Colorado

Employers in Colorado are only now coming to terms with the implications of new state laws passed in April and May …

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USA: Illinois Governor enacts major Illinois employment law

The Governor of the State of Illinois has signed Public Act 101-0221, which introduces new annual sexual harassment training and reporting obligations for employers/contractors and restricts the use of mandatory arbitration and non-disclosure agreements (NDA) …

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USA: New Jersey joins jurisdictions banning salary history inquiries

New Jersey is the latest US state to agree a Salary history enquiry ban …

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USA: Chicago City Council passes Fair Workweek law

Chicago City Council has approved a costly “Fair Workweek Ordinance” that comes into force on July 1st 2020 – introducing new rules for most employers scheduling shifts …

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USA: Supreme Court to decide if LGBTQ workers are protected by US civil rights law

A case will be heard by the Supreme Court on October 8th, 2019 to determine whether the Civil Rights Act 1964 protects claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation in federal employment …

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USA: California’s mandatory gender diversity

California Senate Bill 826 was passed in 2018 and is due to be fully in force by December 31st 2019 …

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