Employment / Labor Law

Monday, 18 April, 2022
On March 3, 2022, US President Joe Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which amends the Federal Arbitration Act to give employees who have arbitration agreements with their employers the option of bringing claims of sexual assault or sexual harassment either in arbitration or in court.
Thursday, 2 December, 2021
On November 22, 2021, the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule implementing Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.” The final rule adopts the terms of both the executive order and the proposed rule, and increases the hourly minimum wage for certain federal contractors performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts to $15 per hour, beginning January 30, 2022.