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NLRB eyes December release of final rule on joint employment

12:06am GMT

The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday said it intends to release a final rule next month that is expected to make it more difficult to hold companies liable for labor law violations by their contractors or franchisees.

Penn. Supreme Court says state law forbids 'fluctuating workweek' OT pay

20 Nov 2019

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday said a common method of calculating overtime pay owed to salaried workers with inconsistent schedules that saves employers money is not valid under state wage law, and upheld a $1.4 million judgment against General Nutrition Centers Inc.

EEOC proposals on wellness programs, joint employment coming soon

20 Nov 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is planning to release proposed rules on employee wellness programs and companies' liability for workplace discrimination by contractors and franchisees over the next two months, according to a regulatory agenda released on Wednesday.

Amazon sued over storage of employee biometric data

20 Nov 2019

Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing service has been hit with a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully stored the biometric data of other companies' employees without notifying the workers or obtaining their consent.

NLRB in report says ethics safeguards are strong, unveils new protocols

19 Nov 2019

The National Labor Relations Board released a report on Tuesday saying its existing procedures for identifying potential conflicts of interest among its members are adequate, while also announcing new steps it will take to make the process more transparent.

D.C. attorney general says DoorDash misled customers about workers' tips

19 Nov 2019

The office of District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine on Tuesday filed a lawsuit accusing DoorDash Inc of violating a consumer protection law by misrepresenting the way it pays food delivery workers.

Trump admin says women's rights group lacked standing to sue over EEOC pay data

18 Nov 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice has told a federal appeals court that an advocacy group does not have standing to sue the Trump administration for staying an Obama-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule requiring employers to submit pay data broken down by sex and race, because the group has no legal right to the information.

IN BRIEF: Cisco says high-level engineers took trade secrets to competitor

18 Nov 2019

Cisco Systems Inc on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing two former engineers and a sales director of taking product designs, client lists, and other confidential documents to a rival firm that they joined earlier this year.

Public workers who don't join unions have fewer constitutional protections- 2nd Circuit

18 Nov 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled that public workers who opt out of union membership are not entitled to the same level of constitutional protections during the collective bargaining process as their coworkers who are members.

Dollar General pays $6 mln to settle EEOC claims of race bias in background checks

18 Nov 2019

Dollar General will pay $6 million and change the way it conducts criminal background checks of job applicants to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit claiming the discount retailer discriminated against black workers with criminal histories.

World News

'Everyone was in the loop' about Ukraine pressure campaign

A U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that "everyone was in the loop" about a Trump administration effort to get Ukraine to carry out investigations that might ultimately benefit U.S. President Donald Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.