The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued a notice to alert the public that there will be no annual adjustment to the minimum hourly wage rate for 2016. The minimum wage will remain $8.38 per hour. However, the maximum weekly benefit rates for workers’ compensation, state unemployment insurance, temporary disability, and family leave insurance will rise in 2016: workers’ compensation to $871 per week (from $855), unemployment insurance to $657 (from $646), and temporary disability and family leave insurance to $615 (from $604).
It’s election season again, and that means that Ohioans will once again take to the polls. But, as an Ohio employer, do you need to allow your employees to take time off from work to vote? Yes. R.C. 3599.06 grants employees “voting leave” by requiring Ohio employers to permit employees…..
On January 26, President Donald Trump announced the designation of current National Labor Relations Board Member Philip Miscimarra as the Board’s Acting Chairman, replacing former Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce. Miscimarra is the lone Republican on the Board along with Democrats Pearce and Lauren McFerran. Currently there are two vacancies on the Board, which will be filled by Republican nominees to reconstitute a Board majority from the president’s political party, as required by the National Labor Relations Act.
In Home Depot U. S. A., Inc. v. Jackson, No. 17-1471 (May 28, 2019), the Supreme Court of the United States addressed whether third-party counterclaim defendants in class actions have authority under the general removal provision 28 U.S.C. Section 1441(a) or the removal provision in the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA), 28 U.S.C. Section 1453(b), to remove their underlying cases to federal courts.