Employment & Labor

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that increases the salary thresholds required to classify certain employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The final rule, applicable to employees who otherwise satisfy the “white-collar” (bona fide executive, administrative, and professional) and

Since 2020, with the adoption of Washington state’s non-compete statute (Chapter 49.62 of the Revised Code of Washington (“RCW 49.62”)), Washington has imposed significant restrictions on employer use of non-compete agreements with employees and independent contractors, permitting such agreements only subject to certain statutory and common-law requirements, including without limitation, a minimum annual earnings threshold

As previewed in our prior post regarding new California employment laws from the 2023 legislative session, employers must implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan (WVPP) and provide employee training on the WVPP by this coming July 1, 2024.  The WVPP requirement (under new California Labor Code Section 6401.9), augments the existing obligation for

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an argument that would have made it harder for whistleblowers to prevail on retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”). The decision, Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC, No. 22-660, may be welcome news to whistleblowers, but as a practical matter, employers will likely not see

I. Background

On January 1, 2023, the Future Financing Act (Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz) (FFA) proposed by the German government and adopted by the German federal legislative bodies entered into force.

Alongside several other measures to promote investment and innovation in Germany, the FFA aims to lift various burdens on employment participation schemes which are subject

On the heels of approving SB 699, which heightened the protections and reach of California’s prohibition of employee non-competes under California Bus. & Prof. Code Section 16600 (“Section 16600”) (see our blog post here), Governor Gavin Newsom has now signed AB 1076. AB 1076 further increases the litigation risk for employers

Discrimination based on gender, background and other prohibited personal characteristics is not only illegal and unethical, but can also be expensive. Following a recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), this cost risk has increased by a new component: namely, litigation costs and legal fees. Employers are therefore well advised to ensure compliance

Diskriminierungen wegen des Geschlechts, Herkunft und weiterer verbotener persönlicher Merkmale sind nicht nur rechtswidrig und unethisch, sondern können auch teuer werden. Dieses Kostenrisiko hat sich nach einer aktuellen Entscheidung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH) um eine neue Komponente erhöht: nämlich um Prozesskosten und Anwaltskosten. Arbeitgeber sind daher gut beraten, Compliance mit den Diskriminierungsverboten zu gewährleisten.