Labor Law Notices

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Staub v. Proctor Hospital, No. 09-400, U.S. Supreme Court (March 1, 2011), a USERRA case that should concern all employers, their managers, and HR professionals alike. USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) prohibits employment discrimination against a person on the basis of past military service, current military Read more

The Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, signed an ordinance that soon will prohibit employers from requiring job applicants to disclose their criminal backgrounds until after the first employment interview. Under the new chapter entitled “Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards”, employers are able to perform a background check or request the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal Read more

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates state laws, such as California AB 1825, and the federal Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964. Laws that prohibit sexual harassment are designed to protect the employee, employer, co-workers and customers.  The victim or harasser can be male or female and can be of Read more

District of Columbia’s new “The Right to Breastfeed” poster must be posted by all employers, public and private. Specifically, DC’s Final Rule (§ 4-518.2) requires that employers conspicuously post and maintain in the workplace a notice containing the Office of Human Rights’ information regarding employers’ and employee’s rights and obligations under the employment guidelines adopted Read more

The New York State Department of Labor has issued several opinion letters since the beginning of 2011 that confirm strict interpretations of the NY Labor Law.  The opinion letter topics cover areas such as posting of mandatory labor law notices, wage deductions, nursing breaks, and split shifts, to name a few.  The opinion letters represent Read more