Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would require covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees and contracts, subcontracts, or purchase orders amounting to $50,000 or more, to submit to OFCCP summary data on the compensation paid to their employees. The proposed rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2014, implements a directive of a presidential memorandum issued four months ago. The deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule will be 90 days from the date of its publication in the Federal Register. Look to Ogletree Deakins in the coming days for further analysis and recommendations regarding the rule.
On March 24, 2020, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, similar to various other localities, issued a stay-at-home order for the next 21 days to contain the spread of COVID-19. The order begins on March 26, 2020, and continues through April 16, 2020, subject to regular review by county health officials and Emergency Management.
Disability Access Lawsuit Filed in Los Angeles Against Bed Bath & Beyond Could Spell Trouble For Retailers, Others
Earlier this week, on April 29, 2013, a man with hearing impairments filed suit against Bed Bath & Beyond alleging that it failed to provide captioning or a transcript for the product promotional video on display in its Los Angeles-area store. The suit alleges that the videos provide valuable information…..
On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a state statute purporting to prohibit employers from requiring employees to enter into certain types of arbitration agreements. This new law is creating significant uncertainty and anxiety among employers. What is the practical impact of AB 51 in light of its possible preemption by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and other potential challenges to its limits on arbitration?