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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Late last year we reported that Case New Holland, Inc. (CNH) had sued the EEOC after learning that the agency, in the course of investigating a claim of age discrimination, had sent a blast email. This email was linked to a questionnaire and sent to 1300 employees at their work email addresses at the beginning of their workday.
Barnes & Thornburg
On Oct. 21, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the dual intent doctrine, allowing employers to sleep just a little better at night.
Thompson Coburn LLP
Legislation recently introduced in the Senate would place many restrictions on the ability of a bankrupt corporation to change the benefits of employees and retirees.
Orrick
On October 10, 2014, the White House hosted a listening session regarding President Obama's "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order.
McGuireWoods LLP
Employers are increasingly focusing on how best to respond to the disease and related employee health concerns.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: If voters approve the ballot initiative "Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions" ("Amendment 2") this November, Florida will become the 24th state plus Washington D.C. to legalize medical marijuana.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has been busy answering questions about administration of sick leave under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Sixth Circuit recently held that a venue selection clause in an ERISA-governed pension plan was enforceable and, in so ruling, refused to give deference to the DOL’s contrary position.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The new law requires any employer—however large or small—to provide most of their employees with at least three paid sick days.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On October 20, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found that the False Claims Act ("FCA") did not protect an employee who was fired after revealing his history as a whistleblower and offering to help his new employer prevent overcharges on a government contract.
Day Pitney LLP
As we previously wrote about here, the New Jersey minimum wage increased to $8.25 per hour on January 1, 2014 pursuant to an amendment to the State Constitution that voters approved in November 2013.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Employers in New York and New Jersey who were wondering whether to require employees returning from the three West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea who had direct contact with a person with Ebola to stay home from work during the 21-day Ebola incubation period now do not have to make that decision.
BakerHostetler
One of the last barriers to full enforcement of arbitration agreements with class action waivers sustained another blow last week.
Ford & Harrison LLP
On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting the limitations applicable to pension and other retirement plans, in IR 2014-99.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a news release (IR-2014-99) on October 23, 2014, the IRS announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the various dollar limitations applicable to qualified retirement plans for 2015. As had been widely predicted, most of the limitations have been increased.
Ford & Harrison LLP
In a recent decision, an RLA System Board of Adjustment has ruled that unilateral termination of a pilot retiree health insurance plan was permissible because the underlying CBA had terminated.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On Tuesday, the EEOC commenced its second lawsuit in as many months targeting certain employer wellness programs for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Candice Pinares-Baez’s article "Employers: Are You Ready for Some Fantasy Football?" was featured in The Daily Business Review on October 16, 2014.
McDermott Will & Emery
As the economy continues to rebound and the United States again starts to see more movement in the employment market, employers are once again revisiting their severance pay and retention policies and developing an underlying rational of whether or not to provide these benefits and if so, how broadly among their workforce.
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The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers.
Reed Smith
As we head into the final quarter of 2014, New York State employers should begin preparing for the minimum wage hike.
Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Venable LLP
Effective July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will impose new paid sick leave requirements on California employers.
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.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I just read a fabulous article by Rick Roller at the examiner.com 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.
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.
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.
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