H. Carlton Hilson

H. Carlton Hilson

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Labor & Employment E - Note - September 2014

In This Issue: - More Workers Are Claiming 'Wage Theft' - Big Companies, States Urge High Court to Rule on Gay Marriage - Firms Continue to Increase Background Checks on Job Candidates - Obama...more

9/15/2014 - Affordable Care Act Background Checks Criminal Background Checks E-Cigarettes Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Equal Pay Hiring & Firing Marijuana Same-Sex Marriage Wage and Hour Wage Theft

OSHA Proposes New Injury And Illness Reporting Rules

On August 14, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding electronic submission of injury and illness records. OSHA had originally published...more

9/11/2014 - Bodily Injury Compliance OSHA Popular Reporting Requirements

Labor & Employment E-Note

In This Issue: - High Court to Hear Case on Pregnancy Accommodations - Supreme Court Says Some Employees Don't Have to Pay Union Fees - Recent Decision Leaves Questions About Religion in Hiring Process - NLRB...more

7/11/2014 - Carve Out Provisions EEOC Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Discrimination Religion SCOTUS Severance Agreements Unions

President Obama Plans to Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

President Barack Obama will soon sign an executive order barring federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ("LGBT") employees and job applicants, according to recent...more

7/10/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Discrimination Executive Orders LGBT Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Construction E-Note - April 9, 2014

In This Issue: - Ongoing Or Completed Operations? Fifth Circuit Finds No Duty To Defend Contractor Under Additional Insured Endorsement - Your Venue, My Bond Claim: A Florida Law Primer - The Condominium Form Of...more

4/9/2014 - Bonds Condominiums Construction Contracts Construction Disputes Construction Liens Contractors Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Liens Social Media Venue

Health Care E-Note - March 26, 2014

In This Issue: - Hospital CEO Turnover Rate Reached Record 20 Percent in 2013 - States Take on Authority of Doctors vs. Advanced Practice Nurses - HHS Urges Hospitals to be More Prepared for Emergencies -...more

3/27/2014 - Affordable Care Act CMS Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Healthcare HHS Hospitals Physicians Telemedicine

Labor & Employment E- Note - March 21, 2014

In This Issue: - High Court Mulls if Amazon Must Pay for Worker Security Checks - Silicon Valley Class-Action Accuses Executives of Hiring Collusion - EEOC Issues New Guidelines for Religious Bias as Complaints...more

3/26/2014 - Amazon Class Action Confessions Conspiracies EEOC Investigations Pensions Religion Religious Discrimination Safety Precautions Unions Workplace Hazards

Many Exempt Employees With Salaries $30,000 To $50,000 May Soon Be Entitled To Overtime

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a memorandum directing the United States Department of Labor to revise the regulations concerning employees' eligibility for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA")....more

3/21/2014 - Exempt-Employees FLSA Over-Time Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Wages

Labor & Employment E-Note - February 14, 2014

In This Issue: - High Court Rules Steel Workers Need Not be Paid for Changing Clothes - NLRB Proposes Rules to Streamline Unionization Voting Process - Obama Administration Delays Another Health Insurance...more

2/14/2014 - Affordable Care Act Employer Mandates FLSA Healthcare NLRA NLRB Paid Leave Sick Leave Startups Stock Options Union Elections Unions

Using Social Media In Hiring Decisions: Is It Really Worth The Risk?

Employers today often utilize social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to investigate job applicants (or current employees) as part of the hiring process. This article discusses the following trends and...more

2/13/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Social Media

Construction E-Note - July 11, 2013

In This Issue: - Ground Control, LLC v. Capsco Industries, Inc., et. al.: Opening the Door to Claims by Unlicensed Contractors in Mississippi - 2013 Alabama Sales and Use Tax Legislation - General Conditions Not...more

8/8/2013 - Construction Defects Contractors Economic Loss Doctrine Firearms Guns-in-Trunks Legislation Licenses Sales & Use Tax Subcontractors

Labor & Employment E-Note - June 13, 2013

In This Issue: - Supreme Court May Hear Case of Union Picketers on Private Property - Republicans Prepare for Fight Over Immigration Legislation - E-Verify System Could be Harming Some Legal Workers - Study...more

6/14/2013 - ADA Discrimination E-Verify EEOC Genetic Discrimination GINA Guest Worker Programs Motion Picture Industry SCOTUS Unions Unpaid Interns

Burr Alert: Guns-To-Work Bill Passed In Alabama

On May 21, 2013, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation that will expand Alabama gun rights in a number of ways. Most significantly, SB286 allows employees to store firearms in their personal vehicles in...more

6/5/2013 - Employee Rights Firearms Gun Laws Gun Permits New Legislation

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