Category: Employment Law

Employment law is the bread and butter of the HR Daily Advisor. Check out articles from this topic to see what the latest rules and regulations are, as well as track important employment law cases.

January 1, 2019, a Big Day for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Key parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 will become effective on January 1, 2019. Part of the law—limits on employers’ right to seek salary history information—took effect in October 2017, and another section—the part giving employees the right to sue under the law and seek enhanced remedies—won’t take effect until 2024, but […]

sexual harassment

Louisiana State Agencies Face New Sexual Harassment Law

A new Louisiana law taking effect on January 1 requires all state agencies to adopt a sexual harassment policy making clear that unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other inappropriate sexual conduct creating a hostile work environment are prohibited behaviors.

Comment Period Extended Again On NLRB Joint-Employment Rule

Employers and others interested in influencing a new rule on what constitutes joint employment have another month to make their thoughts known on the issue. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced on December 10 that the comment period for the proposed rule was being extended to January 14, 2019.

COBRA

Arizona’s Small Employers Need to Be Ready for New COBRA-Like Mandate

Arizona employers with fewer than 20 employees need to be ready for a new state law requiring them to offer continuation of health insurance benefits for employees and their dependents. The new law applies to health benefits plans sponsored by small employers that are issued or renewed after December 31, 2018.

minimum wage

Arizona Minimum Wage Going Up on January 1

The Arizona minimum wage is set to go to $11 an hour, up from $10.50, on January 1, a result of voters passing Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, in 2016.

Immediately Address and Correct Racial Slurs…or Else

Nearly every Montana employer takes discrimination seriously and strives to keep it out of the workplace. But sometimes even the best intentions aren’t enough. A recent case from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) should serve as a stark reminder that the details are critical. If an employee […]

Have You Been Omarosa’d? Lawfully Prohibiting Recordings of Your Conversations

Recently, Omarosa Manigault Newman (known to many of us as simply “Omarosa”), a former White House aide and protégé of President Donald Trump, released a secret recording that allegedly proved she was offered a cushy job paying $15,000 a month in exchange for her silence about her White House tenure. Omarosa also claims to have […]