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Foley & Lardner
It is no secret that controlling costs in today’s Automotive Industry is a must. Companies are employing smaller workforces to cut labor costs.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations on October 1, 2014 to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.
Troutman Sanders LLP
I recently read a brief article regarding the former Captain of "The Best Damn Ship in the Navy." It specifically focuses on the Captain's view that safety must be a top priority.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Slate reports that the creator of "a Noah’s Ark–themed creationist amusement park" in Kentucky – an "Ark park" — (the same person who created the Creation Museum) has instituted a hiring policy which requires applicants to sign three documents before being hired:
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
One of your company’s 401(k) investment fund options is underperforming. Or, perhaps the fund is no longer appropriate for your employees.
Littler Mendelson
In the Browning Ferris case, the Board asked for briefing on whether the current joint employment standard under the National Labor Relations Act should be changed, and if so, what should it be?
Littler Mendelson
Election season can be a heated time. In many contexts, this can mean arguments with friends, family, and acquaintances.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court agreed to address whether the protection against marital status discrimination under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) serves to prevent an employer from discharging an employee "because of the anticipated effect of [the] employee’s imminent divorce on the workplace."
Fox Rothschild LLP
With Election Day looming, New York employers are reminded to post a notice setting forth their employees’ voting rights and are encouraged to include a reference to these rights in their employee handbooks as well.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Verizon retirees attempted unsuccessfully to enjoin the transfer of their pension obligations to Prudential, and have failed to prevail in undoing the transactions.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Medicinal marijuana users in Michigan who are lawfully terminated by their employer for failing a drug test are, according to the Michigan Court of Appeals, entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
Reed Smith
With a growing number of employers using personality tests to vet job applicants, it is important for management to understand the pitfalls of these tests, including the potential for costly litigation.
After the California Supreme Court’s recent decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation, employers have struggled with whether to retain such waivers in their arbitration agreements.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Temporary Protected Status is available for individuals from foreign states where the AG has determined that conditions in that country would result in a threat to personal safety.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Certain group health plans are required to obtain a 10-digit Health Plan Identifier from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services by November 5, 2014.
Ford & Harrison LLP
In deciding whether to allow union organizers access to work sites, the NLRB has long balanced employers’ property rights with union rights under federal labor law.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Christin Choi’s article "5 Best Practices for Lawfully Monitoring Your Employees' Social Media Activities" was featured in Philadelphia Business Journal on October 27, 2014.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Ed Foulke’s article "Dealing With Ebola: Separating Fact From Hysteria" was featured in the California Daily Journal on October 24, 2014.
McGuireWoods LLP
The IRS announced adjustments to various employee benefit plan and individual retirement account dollar limits and thresholds for 2015.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Carolyn Richmond was quoted in the Crain’s New York Business article, "Ebola Lands in NY, Costs Could Go Viral."
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Reed Smith
As we head into the final quarter of 2014, New York State employers should begin preparing for the minimum wage hike.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers.
Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Venable LLP
Effective July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will impose new paid sick leave requirements on California employers.
Day Pitney LLP
Employers of foreign nationals should note that registration for the Fiscal Year 2015 Diversity Visa ("DV") Lottery opened yesterday, October 1, 2013, at noon (EDT) and will remain open until noon (EDT) on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I just read a fabulous article by Rick Roller at the entitled "GOSSIP, the Virus in Your Workplace.
Littler Mendelson
The World Health Organization has declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has reached the proportions of an international health emergency.
Jones Day
California Governor Jerry Brown, on August 29, 2014, signed the California Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, which requires all California employers to provide at least three paid sick days per year to employees, with only very limited exceptions.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
According to reports, more employers are hiring people as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Obamacare, minimum wage requirements, or other laws that only protect employees.
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