Americans with Disabilities Act: Reasonable Accommodations
Proposed Rule for Overtime Exemptions Issued by Department of Labor
Most Staffing and Recruiting Industry Non-Compete Agreements Unenforceable
Florida Non-Compete Litigation: Responding to Cease & Desist Letters
Enforcing Florida Non-Compete Agreements
Employee Poaching & Raiding Part II (Absent Restrictive Covenants)
Polsinelli Podcast - What Employers Need to Know About "Off the Clock" Cell Phone Usage
What is a hostile work environment?
How to Form an Effective CSIRT
Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the Affordable Care Act and New EEOC Initiatives
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
To Be or Not To Be (an Employer)
Polsinelli Podcast - The Climate for I9 Audits in 2015
Correcting Problems With Your Retirement Plan
Jeffrey Koonankeil on How the EPL Landscape is Changing
John Lewis of BakerHostetler Discusses Use of Social Media in Gawker Class Action
Pregnancy In the Workplace...Hot Off the Press
California Becomes Second State To Mandate Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522)
Insights and Strategies on Class Action Litigation from General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers
A recent trial court decision in the Federal District Court demonstrates the importance of taking a conservative approach to regulatory compliance. Zurich Insurance v. Country Villa Service Corp involved esoteric questions...more
EMPLOYMENT LAWS -
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT -
Terms and conditions of work performed by employees in New Zealand are governed by:
• Legislation governing employment terms and working conditions,...more
When an employer signs a general release of claims with a former employee, it expects that the agreement and the consideration provided will prevent future legal claims. However, certain actions, such as Workers’ Compensation...more
It’s common to use the term “cost of health care” to mean the price of health care. But there is a difference—often a huge difference....more
A California state law that became effective January 1, 2015, substantially undermines the business decision to utilize temporary workers. A significant number of California employers who use temporary workers must now share...more
Construction projects are complex, multi-partied, multi-disciplinary endeavors, in which subcontracting all or a portion of the work to be performed is not uncommon.
When subcontracting work, parties usually make it...more
Businesses that use workers supplied by other companies (such as staffing agencies) are now directly responsible for paying wages and providing valid workers’ compensation insurance to those workers. On September 28, 2014,...more
FLORIDA STATE CASES -
Employer Liability Policies & Worker’s Compensation – Although decedent-employee’s estate had standing as a judgment creditor to sue the tortfeasor-employer’s liability insurer for breach of...more
A West Virginia Court refused to dismiss an action brought under its state workers' compensation law. That law permits an employee to recover greater damages when deliberate intent exists.
An employee of a Hardee's...more
Over the past year, courts in Illinois and Pennsylvania have dramatically altered the ability of an employee to bring claims against past and present employers for asbestos-related injuries. Traditionally, employees were...more
In September 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community.
Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522) -
The Federal Government is proposing to make it easier for businesses to opt out of State and Territory specific work health and safety (WHS) laws and to join the Federal WHS system.
The case for self-insurance...more
Highlights: Australia: No implied term of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts -
In a welcome development for employers, the High Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision that...more
In Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Co., Inc., No. A-4329-12T3, 2014 WL 2765273 (App. Div. June 19, 2014), New Jersey's Appellate Division upheld a provision in a job application that limited the time in which an employee...more
In the closing days of its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal from a decision of the Appellate Court for the Second District in Ferris, Thompson and Zweig, Ltd. v. Esposito. Ferris,...more
The Issue: Today, many employers rely on labor contractors or temporary employment agencies to sustain their operations. Occasionally, however, labor contractors fail to comply with labor laws and regulations by failing to...more
In its recent decision in YKK USA, Inc., v. Safety Nat’l Cas. Corp., 727 F.3d 782 (7th. Cir. 2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit had occasion to consider whether an employee’s common law claim...more
The Connecticut Supreme Court recently released a decision, SC19085 that puts to bed an issue that frequently arises when employers attempt to have departing employees release ALL claims against the company – including...more
Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently held that an arbitration agreement was unenforceable in the context of a claim brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when the agreement provides for an...more
A workers' compensation retaliation claim must be arbitrated under the parties' arbitration agreement, according to a recent decision by Florida's Second District Court of Appeal, Audio Visual Innovations, Inc. v. Spiessbach...more
When purchasing, or considering the purchase of, large deductible (LD) workers’ compensation, auto, and other policies, insurance companies often require the policyholder to post collateral to secure the risk. This collateral...more
Trata-se de um estudo sobre a atual situação do direito do trabalho no Brasil e suas implicações sobre os resultados financeiros das empresas....more
Workers Compensation reform is on the way.
Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago?
Yes we did.
In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more
Hiring long lasting employees is of great benefit to a business, even these days when workers are especially mobile, often changing jobs and employers on a regular basis.
The old paradigm of workers staying with one...more
On August 31, 2012, the California legislature approved Senate Bill 863, which, among other things, added Section 139.32 to the Labor Code. This provision creates a new series of referral prohibitions relating to the...more
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