Labor Days

News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s labor and employment practice

It’s a Win-Win for California Employers

This spring, California employers received two rare and substantial victories, alleviating some of the burden caused by frequent and costly wage and hour claims that plague California businesses. In 2023 alone,…

NY Employers Will Pay For Lactation Breaks and Prenatal Leave and the State Ends COVID-19 Sick Leave

Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed the New York State Budget for fiscal year 2025. The budget includes bills enacting paid lactation breaks and paid prenatal leave, as well as ending paid COVID-19 leave. Lactation…

California’s Sweeping Workplace Violence Prevention Law

The leading cause of worker fatalities after transportation incidents and falls, is workplace violence. A law affecting all but a few California employers comes into force on July 1, 2024 to address this issue.…

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Non-Disparagement Clauses Violate #MeToo Law

In recent years, state #MeToo laws have slowly but surely chipped away at the use of confidentiality or non-disclosure clauses in settlement agreements. Employers have attempted to get “creative” and have relied more…

New Pay Transparency Law For The Free State

Maryland has been the latest domino to fall in a surge of recent state and local wage transparency legislation across the United States. With at least eight states now requiring employers to post compensation ranges…