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Nick Golding
  The United States Supreme Court announced on April 22, 2019, that it will consider a trio of cases relating to whether LGBT employees are protected under federal workplace discrimination laws.  Two of these cases will determine whether gay, lesbian, or bisexual employees are protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits...
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The Department of Labor today unveiled new proposed changes to overtime pay requirements.  The proposal, if adopted, will automatically allow workers who make less than $35,308 annually to be eligible for time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked above 40 a week.  The current income threshold for employees to qualify for time-and-a-half pay is $24,000 per...
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The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued its controversial opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, holding that a person is not required to allege or suffer an actual injury under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) in order to recover under the Act.  Illinois adopted BIPA in 2008, which regulates the collection and use of...
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The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) announced today that it is overturning a controversial Obama-era decision and returning to its previous independent contractor standard. In SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., the Board ruled against shuttle van drivers’ attempts to unionize at Dallas-Fort Worth airport.  The Board analyzed factors such as ownership of vehicles, method of compensation, and...
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On September 14, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) issued a proposed new joint-employer rule. The proposed rule walks back the expanded scope of the Obama-era Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, which held that an employer’s potential or indirect control over a separate employer’s employees could establish joint-employer status. The Browning-Ferris decision ignored decades of Board...
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