In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Labor & Employment Law Daily for January 2020, the first month of a new decade, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.
Highlights from January 2020 include:
Significant agency actions
- The DOL’s long-awaited joint-employer final rule
- Major settlements from the EEOC ($20.5M) and the NLRB ($76M)
- McDonald’s cases supposed settlement still not settled
Federal circuit court decisions
- NLRB lacks jurisdiction over adjunct faculty at religiously affiliated university
- Rehearing requested on whether Rule 68 offers of judgment in FLSA wage cases get DOL or judicial approval
- Evidence of tech company’s FLSA audit admissible in misclassification suit
- Seventh Circuit adopts new framework to decide whether employees who signed arbitration agreements may get notice of collective action
- Ninth Circuit: Walmart’s California truck drivers survive challenge to multi-million-dollar verdict in wage suit
- National Defense Authorization Act includes federal ‘ban-the-box’ provisions
- Bipartisan bill would expand FLSA nursing mother protections to salaried workers
State law issues
- Trucking association gets preliminary injunction barring enforcement of California AB 5
- California’s A.B. 51—effectively banning mandatory arbitration in employment—is preliminarily enjoined
- Minneapolis $15 minimum-wage ordinance upheld by Minnesota Supreme Court
- Federal law doesn’t preempt NJ medical marijuana law, so employer must reimburse injured construction worker’s prescription
See our latest monthly recap here.
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