Mondaq USA: Employment and HR
Butler Snow LLP
The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees.
Butler Snow LLP
While there may be some areas in which employers are not willing to alter current handbook language, there may be other areas where minor revisions now can avoid lengthy and expensive legal battles later.
Jones Day
On April 14, 2015, the Department of Labor re-proposed regulations that define when someone becomes a fiduciary by reason of providing "investment advice for a fee or other compensation."
Foley Hoag LLP
On April 21, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) held in Sebago, et al. v. Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc., et al., that taxicab companies may classify taxicab drivers as independent contractors.
Playboy Enterprises is suing its former defense counsel Sheppard Mullin after being hit with a $6 million jury verdict in a SOX whistleblower case, the highest jury award in a SOX case to date.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On April 14, 2015, the US DOL issued its proposed rule clarifying when individuals and institutions providing advice to employee benefit plans and individual retirement accounts will be fiduciaries for purposes of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Despite the fact that Congress had enacted sweeping pro-Indian legislation in the form of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 in the previous year, the NLRA did not mention Indian tribes at any point.
On April 20, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued highly anticipated proposed regulations addressing the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to workplace wellness programs.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Jane Harris was employed by Ford as a steel "resale buyer." Resale buyers act as intermediaries between Ford's steel suppliers and its parts manufacturers.
Duane Morris LLP
We reported in a prior Duane Morris Alert that the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act requires large retail sellers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose their efforts to eradicate forced labor from their direct supply chains.
Fox Rothschild LLP
April showers bring May flowers, but recently April has brought a flurry of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") discrimination enforcement directed to the protection of transgendered employees under Title VII.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") announced its decision to re-propose a change to the rule defining fiduciary for pension plans and IRAs under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
Proskauer Rose LLP
Yesterday, Montana became the twentieth state to enact a law protecting employees from employer interference with personal social media accounts.
Fox Rothschild LLP
While I certainly don’t want to downplay the importance of employers following the law, one rule will keep employers out of trouble in most situations.
McGuireWoods LLP
Many employers offer corporate wellness programs to promote healthier lifestyles, prevent disease and reduce healthcare costs.
The EEOC will accept public comments on the proposed rule through June 19, 2015.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Ford Motor Company (Ford) employed Harris a resale buyer, which is an intermediary between steel and parts suppliers.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The ADA prohibits employers from making disability-related inquiries to employees or requiring employees to undergo medical examinations.
This clarification does not apply to stock options or SARs granted prior to the proposed regulations' effective date of June 24, 2011.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 14, 2015, an act protecting interns in Maryland from employment discrimination officially became law.
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