Healthcare, what? Eyeball 3 other pending employment law bills

Healthcare, what? Eyeball 3 other pending employment law bills

I heard that there was some Supreme Court decision last week about healthcare. Want the scoop? Google it.

They zig, I'll zag with the scoop on some other pending employment-law legislation of which employers should take note.

Courtesy of the Washington DC Employment Law Update, pay attention to this bill pending in both the U.S. House and Senate that would undercut the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes to make it easier to bring employment-discrimination class-action claims.

Also now pending in Congress is the Companionship Exemption Protection Act, a bill to preserve the companionship services exemption for minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

On the local scene, Molly DiBianca reported earlier this week at the Delaware Employment Law Blog that, by a unanimous vote of 77-0, New Jersey Assembly passed this measure that would prohibit an employer from requiring a current or prospective employee to provide or disclose any user name or password, or in any way provide the employer access to, a personal account or service. More here.

This article was originally published on Eric B. Meyer's blog, The Employer Handbook.

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