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EEOC’s Recent Challenges to Corporate Wellness Programs

In its third lawsuit targeting a wellness program, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sought to enjoin Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) from requiring employees who do not participate in...more

11/17/2014 - ADA EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions GINA Honeywell International Wellness Programs

Florida’s Supreme Court Rules Pregnancy Discrimination Unlawful

The Supreme Court of Florida recently ruled that the Florida Civil Rights Act’s (“FCRA”) provision prohibiting sex discrimination in employment (Fla. Stat. § 760.10(1)(a)) encompasses discrimination based on pregnancy. Delva...more

4/29/2014 - Employer Liability Issues FCRA Hiring & Firing Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination

President Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The President recently signed an Executive Order establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for federal contractors and subcontractors beginning January 1, 2015. Also taking effect on January 1, 2015 is an increased...more

2/27/2014 - Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Subcontractors Wage and Hour

DOL Releases Final Rule on Domestic Service Exemption

On September 17, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a Final Rule revising its regulations on the domestic service exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Final Rule will amend the...more

9/26/2013 - Companionship Exemptions DOL Domestic Workers FLSA Home Health Care Minimum Wage Over-Time

Recent United States Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Employers

Just recently, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions affecting employers where employees allege unlawful retaliation or harassment under Title VII. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar,...more

7/11/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Mandates Harassment Racial Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Sexual Harassment Supervisors Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University

Are Your Independent Contractors Actually Employees?

Independent contractors often provide several benefits to employers, such as removing an employer’s duty to pay overtime and health insurance for such workers. In turn, the independent contractor status provides individuals...more

5/24/2013 - Employee Benefits FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification

Federal Rule 68 and FLSA Collective Actions

In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), the Supreme Court of the United States last month ruled that an offer of judgment, which the parties agreed was sufficiently generous to satisfy the sole...more

5/17/2013 - Collective Actions FLSA Genesis HealthCare Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Mootness Rule 68 SCOTUS Settlement Wage and Hour

Unlawful Limited Access Policies

The National Labor Relations Board enforces the National Labor Relations Act which provides non-supervisory employees with the right to engage in “concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual...more

5/2/2013 - NLRA NLRB Off-duty Employee Access Off-Duty Employees Protected Concerted Activity

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