Recent news

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

USA: Changes to FLSA overtime requirements (1st July 2024)

Barring any last minute judicial intervention, the salary threshold for executive, administrative-and professional overtime exempt employees will increase on 1st July 2024 …

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USA: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act final rule takes effect

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect on 27th June 2023 but the final regulation went into effect on 18th June 2024 …

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USA: Columbus, Ohio’s salary history ban

Employers in Columbus, Ohio are now prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s salary history …

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USA: Vermont prohibits hairstyle discrimination

The Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act (VFEPA) goes into effect on 1st July 2024 …

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USA: EEOC releases harassment guidance

This update replaces a previous 1999 EEOC guide …

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USA: Californian workplace violence prevention plan

By 1st July 2024 almost every Californian employer must have in place a workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP) …

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USA: FTC Ban on noncompete clauses

The recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling prohibits an employer from entering into, enforcing or representing that a worker is subject to a non-compete clause …

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USA: Minnesota salary history ban and pay transparency requirements

All Minnesota employers are now prohibited from requesting or requiring job applicants – including internal hires – to disclose their pay history …

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USA: EU-US Trans-Atlantic data flows

A report from the Centre for European Policy Studies has cast doubts over the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF) …

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USA: Citigroup expands parental and caregiver benefits

All new parents based in Citigroup’s US and Puerto Rico companies now receive 16 weeks of paid leave …

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USA: Revision of Oregon Family and Medical Leave Act (OFLA)

Since last September employers in the State have had to tackle the complexities of accumulating leave rights and requests …

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USA: AI-based hiring in Colorado effectively banned by vague and cumbersome regulation

Senate Bill 24-205 has now been approved by the State Governor, but with reservations …

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USA: Employers should respect ADA rights from day one of employment

A medical employee in Maryland has recently been found to have been discriminated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when they requested an ‘accommodation’ for their poor vision on the day they started work …

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USA: For the good of the cause

One of the surefire predictors of past recessions has been the phenomenon of the “inverted yield curve” – meaning that short-term government bond interest levels are higher than long-term bond rates …

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USA: Enforcing contract provisions in New Jersey

The case of Savage vs Township of Neptune has largely confirmed the legal position that has existed in New Jersey since the State’s law against discrimination was last amended in 2019 …

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