Labor and Employment Update | Minimum Wage Increases – Missouri

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] Missouri House Overrides Governor Veto of Bill Prohibiting Local Minimum Wage Increases Last month, Missouri Dem Governor Jay Nixon, vetoed a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature that would bar cities and counties from setting their wage …

Labor and Employment Update | Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] New York City Offers Guidance for Employers on Newly Effective Law Prohibiting the Use of Credit History in Employment Decisions Mayor Bill De Blasio signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) in May. …

Labor and Employment Update | "Wage And Hour Blockbuster?”

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] Supreme Court Briefing Begins In Tyson Foods: “A Potential Wage And Hour Blockbuster” In a case that could change how wage and hour class and collective actions are litigated, Tyson Foods, Inc. recently filed its opening Supreme …

Labor and Employment Update | Faulty Background Check Case

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] EEOC to Pay Nearly $1M in Attorneys’ Fee for Faulty Background Check Case Two weeks ago, in the other high profile EEOC background check lawsuit, a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Maryland ordered the …

Labor and Employment Update | State Minimum Wage to $15?

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] New York Governor Cuomo wants to raise state minimum wage to $15 Labor Day week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he wanted to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Cuomo’s proposal for a …

Federal Contracting Updates | Paid Sick Leave

Some federal contracting related news and developments from the past week [September 2015]. Obama issues executive order requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave As noted in my update from a couple weeks ago, it was expected that any day now President Obama would issue an executive order (a draft of which had been leaked to the press a …

Labor and Employment Update | National Labor Relations Board Joint Employer Ruling

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] Top Senate and House GOP’ers Introduce bill to Roll Back National Labor Relations Board Joint Employer Ruling (“Browning-Ferris”) While I usually don’t report on bills introduced in Congress that at DOA (like Dems bills to increase the …

Labor and Employment Update | Electronic Signatures accepted

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] NLRB Will Accept Electronic Signatures in Union Organizing Efforts On September 1, 2015, the NLRB General Counsel issued a 7-page memo laying out specific procedures and requirements — effective immediately — for the use of electronic signatures …

Labor and Employment Update | Average Election Time has Fallen 40%

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] Since Ambush Election Rule went into Effect the Average Election Time has Fallen 40% Business groups that feared a new federal rule would speed hundreds of union-organizing elections were right: The average election time has fallen by …

Labor and Employment Update | Background Check Suit …

Some updates and news from the past few weeks related to various federal, judicial, state and local labor and employment matters. [September 2015] EEOC Settles Background Check Suit with BMW, Leaves Employers Still Without Guidance Last week, it was announced that BMW Manufacturing Co. and the EEOC had entered into a Consent Decree, resolving one of the EEOC’s current high …