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June 2017 Archives

Labor case being argued in front of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is currently reviewing three lower court rulings regarding employees' right to bring class action lawsuits against employers. This is an important case for both employers and employees to monitor, because it could have a major impact on both sides.

Uber adopts changes in attempt to curb harassment

Following allegations of sexual harassment and other issues regarding mistreatment of its employees, Uber hired the law firm of former Attorney General Eric Holder to lead a probe into the company's workplace culture. Holder and his colleagues recently delivered a list of 10 recommendations to the board members.

Walmart accused of punishing workers for taking sick time

A group of workers recently accused Walmart of punishing them for taking sick time. Among the allegations are instances of the company refusing to accept doctors' notes, penalizing workers for taking care of sick family members and other instances of punishing employees for lawful absences.

New York's Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Goes into Effect July 1

A new state law will give eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. The coverage will allow employees to take time off to care for a child or close relative with a serious health condition, or to assist with family obligations when a family member is called into active military duty.

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