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Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group Highlights Legal Issues to Watch in 2015

HIPAA in the Workplace - In late 2013, the Office of Inspector General issued a report critical of the Office of Civil Rights’ enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. OCR enforcement of...more

2/13/2015 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Enforcement HIPAA Information Reports OCR OIG Reasonable Accommodation Retaliation Settlement Wage and Hour

NLRB Rules That Employers Must Allow use of Email Systems for Union Organizing

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by prohibiting the use of its email system for “engaging in activities on behalf of organizations or...more

12/15/2014 - Email NLRB Protected Concerted Activity Purple Communications Unions

Are You Ready for the Wage and Hour Crackdown?

Ready or not, heightened government scrutiny of your wage and hour practices is coming. President Obama’s proposed budget for 2015 includes an increase of more than $41 million for the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S....more

4/1/2014 - Compliance DOL Wage and Hour

Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group Highlights Legal Issues to Watch in 2014

Happy New Year from your friends and advisors in Bernstein Shur’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Usually, the new year comes with reviews of the past. At Bernstein Shur, we look forward to the future with a firm...more

1/22/2014 - ADA Affordable Care Act Discrimination EEOC Employee Benefits Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates FLSA Healthcare HIPAA Job Descriptions NLRB Performance Reviews Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Dec. 1 Training Deadline: New OSHA Global Harmonization Standards

Many employers already know that they are required to maintain material safety data sheets for all hazardous materials in the workplace. You may not be aware, however, that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...more

11/18/2013 - Compliance Globally Harmonized System OSHA Training

New Form I-9 Released for Immediate Use

On March 8, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a revised Form I-9 for immediate use by employers. All employers are required to complete an I-9 for all employees within three days of hiring. Although...more

3/15/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Family Medical Leave Act: Important Changes Take Effect March 8

New Department of Labor regulations that go into effect on Friday, March 8, 2013, make a number of small but important changes to the Family Medical Leave Act landscape. One change that will affect employers is the...more

3/6/2013 - Flight Crews FMLA GINA Military Caregiver Leave Notice Requirements

Employee Medical Information: Be Careful What You Ask For

Earlier this week, the national department store chain Dillard’s agreed to pay $2M to settle a discrimination claim based upon its policy of requiring absent employees to provide a doctor’s note stating the medical reason for...more

12/21/2012 - ADA Disability Discrimination DOL EEOC FMLA Reasonable Accommodation

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