Christmas Comes Early This Year — The New NLRB Rolls Out Common-Sense Rule For Evaluating Handbook Policies
- Written by Michael C. Saqui and Rebecca A. Hause-Schultz
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) continued rolling back anti-employer decisions by overturning its standard for reviewing the legality of employee handbook policies. The new standard moves towards a balancing test that will take into account the handbook policies’ impact on employee rights and the employer’s reasons for maintaining the policy.
- Written by Jennifer Schermerhorn and Rebecca Hause-Schultz
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) is set to once again raise the standard for minimum wage rates for H-2A workers in California. Federal regulations require that the minimum wage for H-2A employees is the highest of (1) the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (“AEWR”), (2) the prevailing hourly or piece rate, (3) the agreed upon collective bargaining wage rate, if applicable, or (4) the state or federal minimum wage.