On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill (A2648) into law barring employers from retaliating against employees who share information about their compensation with other employees in furtherance of a pay discrimination claim. The law, effective immediately, amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to prohibit retaliation or discrimination against any employee who discloses to another employee, former employee, or their authorized representative information regarding the employee’s (1) job title, (2) occupational category, (3) rate of compensation or benefits, (4) gender, (5) race, (6) ethnicity, (7) military status, or (8) national origin, if it was reasonable for the employee to believe that the request or disclosure was made for the purpose of investigating the possibility of pay or compensation discrimination. The law likewise prohibits retaliation or discrimination against an employee who requests such information from another employee, former employee, or authorized representative, however, employees subjected to such a request are not required to disclose such information.
On May 30, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission. In that case, the state’s highest court decided the issue of whether the Service Employees International Union, Local 721 (SEIU), which is the “exclusive bargaining representative” of the…..
Caregiver Registries Find Key Information on Employment Relationship Determinations in WHD Field Assistance Bulletin
On July 13, 2018, the acting administrator for the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2018-4 to assist field staff in determining when home care, nurse, or caregiver registries will be considered employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
On January 17, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced an initiative to “modernize” Pennsylvania’s overtime rules.