Florida Appeals Injunction of the “Stop WOKE Act”

Global Workplace Insider - A Norton Rose Fulbright BlogOn September 16, 2022, The Governor and Attorney General of the State of Florida filed a Notice of Appeal challenging the decision by U.S. District Judge Mark E. Walker to issue a preliminary injunction blocking part of Florida’s House Bill (H.B.) 7, known as the Individual Freedom Act (IFA) or, as the Governor has referred … Continue reading

OSHA Plans Big Changes to Process Safety Management Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is contemplating several, and extensive, changes to its existing Process Safety Management (PSM) standard, and will be seeking public comments. Broadly speaking, the PSM standard requires employers to implement safety programs that identify, evaluate and control highly hazardous chemicals. Contemplated changes to the current PSM … Continue reading

The Rising Tide of Pay Transparency Legislation – How Employers can Prepare

Several jurisdictions are in the process of passing, or have already passed, pay transparency legislation, including California, Colorado, Maryland, New York State, New York City, Rhode Island, and Washington, with some new legislation potentially coming into force in early 2023. While specifics vary based on the jurisdiction, below are some of the key emerging employer … Continue reading

Obligation to record working time

The German Federal Labor Court (BAG) has surprisingly ruled (BAG, 13.09.2022 – 1 ABR 22/21) that employers are legally required to record not only overtime and Sunday work, but all of their employees’ working hours.… Continue reading

Verpflichtung zur Arbeitszeiterfassung

Das Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG) hat überraschend entschieden (13.09.2022 – 1 ABR 22/21), dass Arbeitgeber gesetzlich verpflichtet sind, nicht nur Überstunden und Sonntagsarbeit, sondern die gesamte Arbeitszeit ihrer Arbeitnehmer aufzuzeichnen.… Continue reading

Singapore Employment Law Update – September 2022

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has recently announced several enhancements to the work pass regime to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global hub for talent. These changes come at a time when many countries are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, and seek to ensure that Singapore businesses will be able to respond swiftly to their … Continue reading

NLRB Gives Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Joint-Employer Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has embarked upon notice and comment rulemaking to replace the final rule concerning joint employer status that has been in place since April 2020. Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (Act) generally provides that the term “employee” under the Act is not limited to an employee of … Continue reading

2nd Circuit finds that Terminated Whistleblower Employees Must Prove Retaliatory Intent in Sarbanes-Oxley Act Lawsuits

In a recent decision, Trevor Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered section 1514A of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), which protects employees of publicly traded companies from adverse employment actions that “discriminate against an employee . . . because of” any lawful whistleblowing act. On appeal, … Continue reading

Quarantaine et vacances : les mesures sanitaires obligatoires ne font pas naître un droit à des vacances supplémentaires

Dans une décision récente[1], le Tribunal administratif du travail (le « Tribunal ») conclut que le confinement obligatoire de 14 jours en vigueur pour les voyageurs durant la pandémie n’a pas pour effet de faire naître un droit d’obtenir une prolongation de la période de vacances. Cette décision confirme ainsi le droit d’un employeur d’exiger qu’un salarié planifie … Continue reading

D.C. Circuit Draws Line Between Protected Labor Activities and Discipline-Worthy Employee Misconduct

Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (Act) gives employees the right to form unions, bargain collectively and to “engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of … mutual aid or protection”. Speaking out about conditions of employment on behalf of a group of employees would fall  within this protection. And, section 8 … Continue reading