Labor & Employment Law Daily Top labor and employment developments for October 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Top labor and employment developments for October 2019

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.

In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Employment Law Daily for October, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

Highlights from the October 2019 recap include:

  • Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Title VII protections for LGBTQ employees
  • Rideshare companies fight back with ballot initiative to carve out exceptions to California’s controversial new law treating gig workers as employees
  • DOL proposed rule would permit tip-pooling to include non-tipped workers and also tip credit for ‘contemporaneous’ non-tipped duties
  • Labor Board rules that confidentiality and media contact rules didn’t run afoul of Section 7 rights
  • Federal appeals court rulings on whether refusing to hire an obese applicant due to fear of future impairment supports a regarded-as claim, and whether McDonald’s was a joint employer of franchise employees.
  • A jury’s $20 million award on a gay policeman’s discrimination and retaliation claims

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