Employers now have an expectation that corrections will be made to bring sanity and predictability back to the National Labor Relations Board after eight years under the Obama administration. But change will take time.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve split federal circuit-court decisions involving arbitration agreements and class-action lawsuits, and labor-law experts expect the ruling will be significant for employers.
A Fifth Circuit appeals court ruling on an FLSA claim finds that employees can recover damages for emotional injury resulting from retaliation. Experts say the decision could signal greater risk for employers in a subset of wage and hour cases.
New regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are designed to ensure federal agencies "reinvigorate" their commitments to being a model employer of people with disabilities and fostering workplace inclusion.
For employers of foreign national employees that may be subject to increased worksite inspections and I-9 enforcement during the Trump administration, understanding policy changes and ensuring ongoing compliance is critical.
Question: Can you give us a primer on the similarities and differences of employment-law process and practice when it comes to claims before the New York State Human Rights Law and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? Can you also explain how these processes are different when we are dealing with discrimination cases that are in federal court?