As featured in #WorkforceWednesday: This week, we’re recapping major items shifting at the state, local, and federal levels, including whistleblower retaliation case law, pay transparency rules, and federal labor policies.

California Supreme Court Specifies Framework for Retaliation Cases

The California Supreme Court has picked a test for whistleblower retaliation cases in the state. After almost two decades of uncertainty around the question, the Court has directed lower courts to use state statutory law as the framework for deciding this type of retaliation case, rather than the federal burden-shifting McDonnell Douglas framework used in discrimination cases.

New York City Employers Prepare for Pay Transparency Law

Starting May 15, New York City employers must include a minimum and maximum salary on all New York City job postings. Read more.

Agencies Ramp Up Support for Biden’s Labor Agenda

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that its Wage and Hour Division will hire 100 new investigators to step up compliance enforcement, with more hiring planned later this year. The DOL also released a 45-page report with nearly 70 recommendations for increasing union membership in both the public and private sectors.

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