Employment Law Challenges for 2016

“2016 Federal Employment Law Outlook” was the subject of a webinar presentation by DiMuroGinsberg partner, Jonathan R. Mook, on January 5, 2016 for Business & Legal Resources. Jonathan’s presentation addressed such key federal agency initiatives as:

  • The DOL’s proposed new overtime regulations;
  • The EEOC’s strategic enforcement plan focusing on criminal background checks, protections for LGBT employees, and the expansive definition of disability under the ADA;
  • The steps the OFCCP is taking (1) to require government contractors to publicly report labor and employment law violations, (2) to eliminate pay disparity for women and minorities, and (3) to require the hiring of disabled persons and veterans; and
  • Recent NLRB actions to significantly reduce the timeframe for union elections, to challenge employer social media policies, and to expand the scope of joint employer liability.

Given the impact these agency initiatives will have on employers, it is critical that employers keep abreast of federal agency actions throughout 2016. If you would like to receive a copy of Jonathan’s presentation, please contact him at jmook@dimuro.com.