Australia: Annual Wage Review 2021–22 decision

On 15 June 2022, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission handed down the Annual Wage Review 2021–22 decision awarding a 5.2% increase to the National Minimum Wage (NMW). This results in an increase of $40 per week, bringing the NMW to $812.60 per week or $21.38 per hour. The decision also awarded an […]

EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding How Employer Software and Artificial Intelligence May Discriminate Against Individuals With Disabilities

On May 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued guidance addressing the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to employers utilizing software, algorithms, and artificial intelligence in hiring and employment decisions.  Produced in connection with the EEOC’s launch of its Initiative on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness in October 2021, the […]

Now is the Time for Employers to Report Pay Equity Data to the Illinois Labor Department

For those larger Illinois employers who have not yet reported payroll and diversity data to the Illinois Department of Labor (the “IDOL”), now may be the time.  The IDOL recently issued guidance to help employers navigate their reporting requirements (the “Guidance”). In March 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed an amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay […]

Hong Kong Pensions Update: Removal of MPF Offsetting Arrangements on the way

The long-awaited changes, which will abolish the current MPF offsetting arrangements against severance or long service payment, have been published, introduced and passed as one of the first bills for the 2022 legislative session. This article gives an overview of the changes and transitional arrangements. Abolishing the offsetting arrangement Currently, employers are permitted to offset […]

Summer State/Local Law Round-Up, Part 2 of 2: Ohio through West Virginia (US)

In our post earlier this week, we covered recent developments in state and local labor and employment laws in the states at the beginning at the alphabet. We now turn our attention to developments in the remaining states. Ohio Changes to Ohio’s overtime law take effect July 6, 2022, harmonizing Ohio’s law with the federal […]

Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update – May 2022

Our May update covers the following: with lockdowns continuing in different provinces of the PRC, we look at the employment implications, and how employers can prepare – see here. in Singapore, the case of Uday Mehra v L Capital Asia Advisors and Others [2022] SGHC 23 considers when it is reasonable for an employee to […]

Summer State/Local Law Round-Up, Part 1 of 2: California through New York (US)

Now that we’re almost half-way through 2022, it’s time again to cover all of the development in state and local labor and employment laws. It’s been a busy time in the state legislatures and city councils, with lots of new laws and amendments to existing laws. In fact, due to the large number of updates, […]

FMLA “interference” doesn’t require denial of leave: Employment & Labor Insider

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion on Wednesday that provides helpful clarification for employers and their leave administrators. According to the panel, a claim for “interference” under the Family and Medical Leave Act does not require a finding that the employee was actually denied leave. Any […]