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Employment Law Watch

Navigating the labor landscape: Department of Labor announces final rule on independent contractors

On January 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final independent contractor rule in the Federal Registrar in an attempt to provide greater clarity and consistency on how to classify a worker as an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). For decades, federal courts have analyzed the...

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 3 months 1 week ago

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New York Governor Hochul announces proposed paid prenatal leave

Last week, Governor Hochul announced a suite of proposed measures aimed at addressing rising maternal and infant mortality rates. As is relevant to New York employers, this includes a proposed expansion of New York State Paid Family Leave to include 40 hours of paid leave to attend prenatal medical appointments. If signed into law, this would make...

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 3 months 1 week ago

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Changes to when convictions become spent in the UK

The new year is a good opportunity for employers to review and refresh HR policies and procedures. One change that employers should be aware of, which came into effect at the end of October 2023, relates to when prison sentences become spent and therefore no longer need to be declared to prospective employers, which will...

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 3 months 2 weeks ago

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Anticipating changes: UK employment law for 2024

2024 is set to be a busy year for employment lawyers and human resources professionals, with various new laws expected to come into effect during the course of the year which employers will need to proactively prepare for. We provide an at-a-glance guide of what changes take effect when. At a glance: Key legislative changes...

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 3 months 2 weeks ago

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