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You Take the Good, You Take the Bad: NJ High Court Offers Employers Avenue to Limit Vicarious Liability in Harassment Suits; But Broadens Definition of “Supervisor”

In Aguas v. State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court recently adopted an affirmative defense—available under federal law since 1998—allowing employers to use their anti-harassment policies to limit vicarious liability…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The City of Philadelphia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

Following a number of other localities, the City of Philadelphia has enacted the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces law requiring certain employers located in the city to provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick…more
| Labor & Employment Law

ACA Countdown to Compliance - 52 Week Series For Employers

In this volume, we have collected the 52 weekly blog posts that comprise the series entitled, The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers. The series appeared in the Mintz Levin Employment Matters Blog during…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Beware of Stop-Loss Coverage Gaps When Choosing a Self-Funded Major Medical Plan

The Affordable Care Act requires applicable large employers to make broad-based offers of group health insurance coverage to substantially all their full-time employees or face potential tax penalties. (The term “applicable…more
| Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

More Than Employers Bargained For? Do Union Employees Have a Right to Bargain Over Company Data Breaches?

These days most employers manage a vast amount of electronic information about their employees, including the employees’ personal identifying information. But, what obligations do employers have to unionized employees with…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Eleventh Circuit Rules That Employer Cannot Assert Worker Misconduct Equitable Defenses in FLSA Unpaid Overtime Claim Where Employer Knew Employee was Under-reporting Time

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion holding that an employer cannot assert equitable defenses based on an employee’s misconduct in under-reporting hours as a total bar to the employee’s FLSA claim…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Challenges in 2015, Part 2 of 5: Continued Focus on Social Media Policies That the NLRB Will Endorse

During our workplace privacy segment, our presenters, Mintz Levin attorneys Cynthia Larose and Richard Block, and Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Time, Inc., Michelle Goldstein, addressed several issues that employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Uber and Lyft Drivers: Employees, Independent Contractors, or Something Else Entirely?

Disruptive “technology” companies Uber and Lyft were back in court recently doing their best to ensure their business models are not upended by a ruling that their drivers should be classified as employees rather than…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Workplace Challenges in 2015, Part 1 of 5: New York City Paid Sick Leave Law Update

Recently, Mintz Levin held a seminar in New York City that we designed to address some of the major challenges employers are facing in the New Year. Our program contained segments on New York City’s paid sick leave law,…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Holds That Supreme Court’s Comcast Decision Does Not Prohibit Class Certification Where Damages Are Not Measurable on a Classwide Basis

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has released its much-anticipated decision in Roach v. T.L Cannon Corp., addressing the Supreme Court’s Comcast Corp. v. Behrend decision in connection with a wage and hour class action…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Groundhog’s Day for Employers: The Same Mistakes Over and Over and Over…

I still consider Groundhog’s Day not only a great comedy, but also a great movie. Twenty-two years ago, the late Harold Ramis graced us with a tale about Phil Connors, a Pittsburgh TV weatherman, who finds himself repeating the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Finds Faulty Handbook Bars Employer from Challenging Employee’s Eligibility for FMLA Leave

The Sixth Circuit recently held that a Michigan county agency was barred from arguing that its employee was ineligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), because the employee relied on an inaccurate…more
| Labor & Employment Law

More on California Non-Competes – But This Time from Delaware

When it comes to California non-competes, you can never get enough clarity.  And when that clarity comes from a Delaware Chancery Court, it adds a utility element that our corporate brethren appreciate…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Emergency Legislation to DC’s Wage Theft Law Clarifies That Exempt Employees Are Not Subject to Heightened Recordkeeping Requirements

The D.C. Council has passed emergency legislation to address certain ambiguities in and other issues raised by D.C.’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act, which takes effect on February 26, 2015. As we noted last month, the…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

New York Federal Court Finds that the Fair Labor Standards Act Does Not Require an Employer to Compensate an Employee for Time Spent at Mandatory Alcohol Counseling and Treatment Sessions

Employers do not have to pay their employees to attend mandatory alcohol counseling and treatment sessions, according to a New York Federal court. In reaching its decision, the court concluded that employee attendance at these…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law
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