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California Employer Compliance 2017

by Lewitt Hackman on

There have been significant changes to state and federal laws in 2016 affecting employers of all sizes and in many industries. We'd like to help our clients stay apprised of some of the more critical changes by reminding all...more

Employment Law - November 2016 #2

AARP Challenges EEOC’s Wellness Program Regulations - Why it matters - The AARP filed suit against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in D.C. federal court, requesting an injunction to halt the...more

With the Election (Mercifully) Behind Us, What Will a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?

by Littler on

The 2016 Presidential election was arguably the most contentious, unpredictable, and politically polarizing race in this nation's history. The contours of the electoral map changed by the hour in the days leading up to...more

President Trump? President Clinton? A Workplace Law Preview

by Fisher Phillips on

Either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be inaugurated as our nation’s 45th president on January 20, 2017. In the four years (or more) that follow, one of these two candidates will be...more

What's on the Horizon for Employers in 2016?

by FordHarrison on

2016 is nearly upon us. While federal employment legislation most likely will not be enacted in the upcoming year, employers can expect federal agencies to continue their efforts to implement the Obama Administration's agenda...more

EEOC Officials Field Pointed Questions During Senate Committee Hearing

by Littler on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement strategies and ligation history came under fire from Republican members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Tuesday. During the hearing...more

New California Labor and Employment Laws for 2015

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Like most recent years, the California Legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed many labor and employment bills into law once again in 2014. Below are highlights of the most significant new laws. Each will become...more

Employment Law - November 2014 #2

EEOC’s Wellness Challenge Feeling Under the Weather - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) efforts to challenge employer wellness programs hit a snag when a federal court judge in...more

Employment Law - November 2014

State Voters Pass Paid Sick Leave, Wage Increases - Why it matters: The polls have closed and the votes are in: The midterm elections will have a significant impact on employers across the country as voters in multiple...more

Employment Law - Oct 2014 #3

DOL Grants Could Signal More Misclassification Actions - Why it matters: Employers have faced a tidal wave of litigation over the alleged misclassification of employees as independent contractors, with workers ranging...more

Gubernatorial Writer's Cramp: 2014 California Employment Legislation Affecting Private Sector Employers

by Littler on

Does his hand hurt? Between signing and vetoing bills this year, California Governor Jerry Brown exercised his executive signature on the highest number of bills sent to a California governor since 2008. The California...more

Arbitrator may order change to hours, location of doctor who sexually-harassed hospital nurse

by Dentons on

Where a doctor has sexually harassed a nurse, a labour arbitrator has authority to decide how close the doctor should be able to work with the nurse, and under what conditions, an Ontario arbitrator has decided....more

Not Harassment To Remind Nurses Of Professional Obligations, Arbitrator Says

by Dentons on

It was not “harassment” for a manager to mention the College of Nurses of Ontario and remind nurses of their professional obligations, an arbitrator has held....more

Take 5 Newsletter: An Employer's "Top 5" Action Items for 2014

by Epstein Becker & Green on

It's December, and human resources professionals and law departments are reflecting on the issues addressed in 2013 and giving thanks for incident-free holiday parties. But the big question is this: What issues should get...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - December 12, 2013

by Burr & Forman on

In This Issue: - High Court Gives NLRB Time to Challenge Recess Appointments - High Court Hears Case on Union, Employer "Neutrality Agreements" - Appeals Court Overturns NLRB Arbitration Agreements Decision -...more

Labor Letter, December 2013: Was It A Good Year Or Bad Year? The 2013 Employment Law Year In Review

by Fisher Phillips on

It's pretty common each December to take stock and look back at the year that is ending, whether it’s recounting the happy times and counting one’s blessings, or reliving the disappointments and ruing over the regrets (and...more

Hospitals Face Mandatory Affirmative Action Obligations Incorporated by Operation of Law Into Their Federal Subcontracts

In UPMC Braddock v. Harris, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s Arbitration Review Board decision treating hospitals as government subcontractors subject to the equal...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - February 10, 2010

by Fenwick & West LLP on

IN THIS ISSUE: *Account Executives Not Exempt Administrators Under California Law *No “Grossly Inflated” Attorneys’ Fees on $11,500 Retaliation Verdict *News Bites ..Arbitration Agreement with Discovery Limitation...more

Legal Alert: Legislative Update - Recently Introduced Legislation that Could Impact Employers

by FordHarrison on

As a follow-up to our article in the February issue of Management Update, "Significant Legislative Items to Watch," the following bills recently were introduced in Congress and, if enacted, could significantly impact...more

Management Update - April 2008

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IN THIS ISSUE: U.S. Supreme Court update............................. 1 Massachusetts law mandates treble damages for wage hour violations............................................ 2 Florida governor signs ?guns at...more

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