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On Thursday, November 15, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) held the fourth of five stakeholder meetings to discuss the implementation of the revised Workplace Examination standard for metal/non-metal mines, 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002 (“Rule”). Similar to prior meetings, the meeting focused on discussion of the two provisions from the January 2017 version of the Rule that were reinstated following the D.C. Circuit’s decision on June 11, 2019. A discussion of the reinstatement…
We’re now just a few weeks away from the nation’s most stringent independent contractor misclassification law taking effect in California. But if a group of truck drivers have their way, the law will stall out before it ever gets on the road. The California Trucking Association filed an amended lawsuit in federal court on November 12 asking the court to block the new statute from taking effect, claiming that it violates federal law and would…
‘Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say’: Fisher Phillips Partners Explain How Employers Can Promote Gender Equality and Pay Equity in the #MeToo Era at Recent Corporate Counsel Conference The national conversation around issues of gender equality and the demands for pay equity is driving rapid changes in the law. Many states – including New York, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and New Jersey – have passed robust legislation in an attempt to close the…
Philadelphia is about to become the first city in the country to approve legislation that would create a portable bank of paid time off for domestic workers. And it could create the model for a similar blueprint that would aid the gig economy workforce if implemented on a wider scale. The City Council unanimously passed the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights several weeks ago, and Mayor Jim Kenney is expected to sign it into law…
U.S. Women’s Soccer Scores First Goal In Their Pay Equity Battle A California federal judge today granted the U.S. Women’s National Team an early victory in their pay equity battle against the U.S. Soccer Federation (the Federation), granting class certification to a group of players who want to collectively assert their gender-related legal claims. While Judge Gary Klausner’s order is just the first of several hurdles the women’s team will have to overcome in order…
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) held the second of five stakeholder meetings to discuss the implementation of the revised Workplace Examination standard for metal/non-metal mines, 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.18002 (“Rule”).  The meeting focused on discussion of the two provisions from the January 2017 version of the Rule that were reinstated following the D.C. Circuit’s decision on June 11, 2019.  A discussion of the reinstatement of the January 2017…
As Congress Ponders the “Future of Work,” it Faces Divergent Interests Within the Gig Economy As we reported just a few weeks ago, Congress has begun to gather information and consider the “future of work,” with considerable emphasis on the role of the gig economy. Although this emergency economy is growing rapidly, tension is also growing within its ranks. In particular, gig workers are attracted to earning money while maintaining all the flexibility and control…
Women often face a very different path than men when it comes to today’s workplaces. Often in our society, the working life of women changes dramatically after significant life events such as the birth of a child, a family member becoming ill, or the death of a parent. Fortunately, the gig economy has created a new world of opportunity for women due to several factors. First and foremost, this new way of doing business allows women more
OSHA To Hold Informal Meeting In Preparation For United Nations Session on Chemicals OSHA announced today that registration is open for an upcoming open informal public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 38th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS). At this preliminary meeting, OSHA general topics on the agenda include: Review of Working Papers; Correspondence Group updates; and Regulatory…
USDOL has announced a proposed rule intended to clarify the “fluctuating workweek” under the FLSA.  This is yet another example of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) continuing to clean up the mess left by its predecessors. Fluctuating Workweek In A Nutshell The so-called “fluctuating workweek” method of compensation calls for paying a non-exempt employee a salary that represents straight-time compensation for all of his or her hours worked in a workweek, including all hours…