Employment Law Essentials: 5 Lessons From May 2019

Gowling WLG’s experts bring you five significant employment law developments you should be aware of this month – what they are and how they might impact your business: Disability discrimination (reasonable adjustments and employer’s failure to follow its own stated policy), TUPE (on employer’s insolvency arrears of equal pay can be claimed from the NIF with liability for excess passing to transfer), Vicarious liability (employer not liable for injury at work’s party), Government resurrects […]

By | May 22nd, 2019 ||

D.C. Court Sets Deadline To Submit EEO-1 Employee Pay Data

The Situation: The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has set September 30, 2019, as the deadline for certain employers to submit EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for 2017 and 2018. Between now and then, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) will be providing periodic updates to the court with additional information regarding the requirement.

The Result: The court’s ruling has been appealed, but the EEOC has stated that the appeal will have no […]

By | May 22nd, 2019 ||

Washington State Enacts Comprehensive Noncompete Reform

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (HB 1450), radically altering the law governing noncompetition agreements and moonlighting prohibitions in Washington State. The bill will become effective on January 1, 2020, but includes provisions for retroactivity. Employers with Washington operations that have (or want) such agreements with their employees, or that are considering hiring individuals who have entered into such agreements with other employers, need to understand the new restrictions.
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By | May 16th, 2019 ||