Recent news

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

USA: Employment jury verdicts

Jury verdicts are rapidly escalating in employment cases …

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USA: California’s minimum wage projected to rise to $15.50 under inflation trigger

The next change in the Californian minimum wage has been revised due to rising price inflation …

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USA: New critical incident leave for Kentucky police and fire

The Kentucky General Assembly has approved an emergency responder law …

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USA: Illinois excludes employees subject to CBA provisions from ‘one day rest in seven’ requirements

The State of Illinois has amended its “One Day Rest in Seven Act” …

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USA: Connecticut governor signs law prohibiting employer-employee “captive audience” communications

Connecticut Governor Lamont has signed Senate Bill 163 which concerns the exercise of workplace first amendment rights …

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USA: NLRB general counsel seeks to reinstate radical standard for union recognition and restrict employer free speech during corporate organizing campaigns

Could employers lose their right to insist on an employee secret ballot before union representation is established? It has long been the right of employers to insist on a properly organised confidential workplace vote before a trade union could be accepted as representing employees …

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USA: 1st July 2022 deadline looming for health plan transparency disclosures

Employers that are health-plan sponsors have until 1st July 2022 to comply with Transparency in Coverage Rules …

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USA: Misclassification of employees as independent contractors

A new rule will soon be issued by the Department of Labor on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors …

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USA: Congress considers banning discretionary clauses in ERISA plans

The administrative costs of ERISA-approved retirement plans is likely to increase substantially if a proposed Bill is approved …

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USA: San Francisco’s family friendly workplace ordinance takes effect 12 July 2022

Tough obligation upon employers to respond to job flexibility requests in order to provide care …

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USA: Colorado continues its crackdown on restrictive covenants

Colorado will soon have in place a draconian anti non-compete statute that will be very difficult to skirt around …

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USA: Tennessee to require E-verify for employers with 35+ employees

The State of Tennessee shall be reducing the mandatory use of E-verify to companies with 35+ employees from 1st January 2023 …

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USA: Court rules job applicants don’t have right to explain accurate background checks under FCRA

Job applicants with criminal records do not have the right to explain the background behind a negative credit report …

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USA: Supreme Court discards the prejudice requirement for waiving delayed arbitration

If an employer allows delaying tactics, including conventional litigation, to frustrate arbitration, they could lose their contractual right to arbitrate altogether …

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USA: Layoffs are sweeping the US

Although the growth of employment across the country has been widely reported, there is evidence of falling order books and barely reported permanent layoffs …

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