Richard Meneghello

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April 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

5/3/2016 - EEO-1 EEOC First Amendment Heffernan v City of Paterson Independent Contractors LGBT Misclassification Parental Leave Public Employees Religious Freedom Restroom Legislation SCOTUS Uber Wage and Hour

What The $100M Uber Settlement Means To All Employers

The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the...more

4/28/2016 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Independent Contractors Lyft Misclassification Popular Settlement Agreements Uber Young Lawyers

Do You Have To Accommodate An Employee Who Worships The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Employers are generally aware of their duty to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs. Whether that means rearranging work schedules, permitting modifications to dress codes, permitting prayer breaks, or any number of...more

4/19/2016 - EEOC Parody Religious Accommodation Religious Discrimination

Broadway's 'Hamilton' Teaches Lessons To Employers

A recent controversy over the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” can teach employers a valuable lesson about hiring and making other employment decisions. The producers of the show were accused of discriminatory hiring practices...more

4/11/2016 - Actors Discrimination Hiring & Firing Human Rights Code Title VII

San Francisco Will Require Employers To Provide Paid Parental Leave: FAQs For Employers

The City of San Francisco just became the first city in the country to pass legislation requiring many employers to provide workers with paid parental leave, entitled the “Paid Parental Leave Ordinance.” Starting in 2017,...more

4/8/2016 - Paid Family Leave Insurance Program Parental Leave

Fisher & Phillips Offers Comments On EEOC's Proposed Pay Data Collection Rules

Fisher & Phillips recently submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency’s proposed regulations that would require any business with 100 or more workers to provide detailed...more

4/7/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Employee Privacy Rights

Is It OK To Tell Polish Jokes At Work? (Answer: NO)

By this point in the 21st century, most working professionals know that there are certain things that are absolutely unacceptable in today’s workplace. What might have been tolerable at an office setting in the 1970s can get...more

3/17/2016 - Discrimination EEOC Ethnicity Hostile Environment Settlement

February 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

3/2/2016 - Affordable Care Act Justice Scalia Retaliation Tip-Pooling Wages Zika

"You Lie, You Die" – Dishonesty Derails Discrimination Case

It’s an expression you hear often among police officers and other sworn employees: “You Lie, You Die.” That is, if you are caught being deceptive about any work-related subject, you will be terminated and your career will be...more

2/29/2016 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Fitness for Duty Exams Hiring & Firing

Fisher & Phillips Offers Comments On EEOC's Proposed Retaliation Guidance

Fisher & Phillips recently submitted comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the agency’s proposed Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation. The comments reflect an effort by the firm to ensure...more

2/26/2016 - EEOC Enforcement Guidance Public Comment Retaliation

Oregon's Minimum Wage Will Increase This July - And Each Year Thereafter For The Next Six Years

State Will Employ Three Different Regional Minimum Wages - In a first-of-its-kind development, the Oregon legislature passed and the Governor will sign into law a minimum wage hike law that will go into effect July 1,...more

2/19/2016 - Ballot Measures Corporate Counsel Minimum Wage Pending Legislation

This Valentine's Day, Telling Your Employees "I Love You" Could Get You Sued

Of all the heartfelt gestures you can make this Valentine’s Day – sending roses, a box of chocolates, or even just a greeting card – perhaps nothing means more than simply saying “I love you.” But an employer who did just...more

2/10/2016 - Corporate Counsel EEOC Employer Liability Issues Religion Religious Discrimination Title VII

January 2016: Five Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, here is a quick review of the five biggest stories from last month that all employers...more

2/2/2016 - Administrative Interpretation Campbell Ewald v Gomez Class Action Corporate Counsel EEO-1 Equal Pay Joint Employers Medical Marijuana SCOTUS Settlement Offer Wellness Programs

Employers May Soon Be Forced To Reveal Pay Information By Gender

Businesses With 100 Or More Workers Would Be Subject To Proposed New Law Aimed At Combating Gender Discrimination - The federal government announced today its intent to gather additional pay information from larger...more

2/1/2016 - EEOC Gender Discrimination Obama Administration Pay Transparency Proposed Regulation

What Every Employer Needs To Know About The Super Bowl

The stage is officially set. The Denver Broncos will be playing the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, 2016, and no doubt your employees are very much aware of the upcoming game. A good many of them...more

1/25/2016 - Best Management Practices Popular Sports Gambling Super Bowl

Employers Secure Another Win In Medical Marijuana Battle: Three Things You Need To Know

Employers started 2016 by claiming another victory in the ongoing battle against medical marijuana in the workplace. On January 7, 2016, a federal court judge in New Mexico dismissed a lawsuit brought by an employee...more

1/15/2016 - Best Management Practices Drug Testing Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Medical Marijuana

Federal Appeals Court Decision Offers Practical Guidance To Both HR Executives And Their Employers

A federal appeals court issued a decision on January 5, 2016 that provides valuable lessons to both human resources executives and the businesses they work for. The court upheld the termination of an HR Director after his...more

1/11/2016 - ADA FLSA Human Resources Professionals Termination Willful Misconduct

All Is Well For Employers: Three Things You Need To Know About Court Ruling In Wellness Program Lawsuit

A federal judge in Wisconsin just issued a key ruling upholding an employer’s wellness program despite a challenge from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The decision, published on December 31, 2015, is a...more

1/7/2016 - ADA EEOC Employer Group Health Plans Medical Examinations Wellness Programs

Top Ten Labor & Employment New Year's Resolutions For 2016

Sure, you’ve probably made a list of a few resolutions for 2016 already. Maybe you’re going to dust off that gym membership, cut back on junk food, clean out the garage, save more money, or visit some far off locale in the...more

1/4/2016 - Best Management Practices Employee Handbooks Employment Policies Independent Contractors Wage and Hour

Minimum Wage To Increase For Many In 2016

A number of states and local jurisdictions will raise their minimum wage in 2016; here is the latest information on what to expect in the new year....more

12/16/2015 - Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Popular Tipped Employees Tips Wage and Hour

Three Things To Do: End-Of-The-Year Labor And Employment Checklist For 2015

What better way to prepare for the new year than to review the biggest developments in the world of labor and employment law that took place over the past 12 months? Presenting Fisher & Phillips’ annual end-of-the-year...more

12/3/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies

Portland Passes Strict New "Ban The Box" Law

The Portland City Council passed its own version of a “Ban The Box” law right before the Thanksgiving holiday, which will require most businesses operating in the city to adjust their hiring practices. Under the strict new...more

12/1/2015 - Ban the Box Conditional Job Offers Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Municipalities

Three Things Employers Need To Know About Cyber Monday

Last year, an estimated 52% of Americans participated in Cyber Monday and spent over $2.6 billion, easily the busiest online shopping day of the year. The numbers are expected to rise even higher for Cyber Monday 2015. No...more

11/30/2015 - Best Management Practices Employment Policies

Winter Is Coming…So What Should Employers Do To Prepare?

As readers of epic fantasy novels and viewers of a certain cable TV-show know all too well, winter is most definitely coming. Your radio is already playing holiday music, the shiny decorations are already out in malls and...more

11/12/2015 - Best Management Practices Collective Bargaining FLSA Severe Weather Wage and Hour

Will Your Workers Go On Strike On November 10? What You Need To Know

Employee walkouts and protests are likely to occur on a massive scale across the country on Tuesday, November 10, spurred on by the union-supported “Fight for $15” movement. Low-wage workers seeking higher pay and possible...more

11/6/2015 - Best Management Practices Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) Employer Liability Issues Fast-Food Industry Joint Employers Minimum Wage NLRB Restaurant Industry Right to Control SEIU Strike Unions

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