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Don’t Sleep on this New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Adopts More Stringent Test to Claim Independent Contractor Status

Recently, in Hargrove v. Sleepy’s, LLC, the New Jersey Court issued a unanimous decision raising the bar for New Jersey employers seeking to classify individuals as independent contractors under New Jersey’s Wage Payment Law…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Winter Storm Juno Expected to Bring Lots of Snow, but Also Potential Wage and Hour Issues

So it’s going to snow a lot today and tomorrow. A lot. A potential blizzard. Some say this could be one of the biggest snowstorms ever to hit the East Coast. More than a foot of snow is expected in Manhattan, up to two feet…more
| Labor & Employment Law

2015 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist for Employers

The United States has entered a new era of health care reform. Until now, United States employers were generally not required to provide health care coverage to employees (although many did so for employee relations and…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

The Companionship Exemption Remains: D.C. District Court’s Most Recent Decision in Home Care Association of America v. Weil Marks Second Victory for Home Care Employers

On January 14, 2015, Judge Richard J. Leon of the D.C. Federal District Court issued another favorable opinion for home care employers by vacating a Department of Labor regulation that would have narrowed the definition of…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

D.C.’s New Wage Theft Law Imposes Additional Notice, Posting and Recordkeeping Requirements on Employers

Last October, we reported on D.C.’s soon-to-be-enacted D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act. This Act, which amends several existing D.C. wage and hour laws, includes new notice requirements and retaliation protections,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Sunshine Warms the Market: A Twist on Customer Non-Solicitation Provisions in the Golden State

Those of you reading our Employee Mobility blog posts are familiar with California’s unique approach to non-compete agreements: they are, except in a few limited circumstances, unenforceable in the Golden State. And that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Insurance

ConAgra Foods Defeats Challenge to Its Executive Exemption Classification in FLSA Class Action

A federal judge in Arkansas granted summary judgment for ConAgra Foods in a collective action brought by a group of departmental Team Leaders who alleged ConAgra misclassified them as exempt and denied them overtime pay in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Beyond U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: Are Other Classes of Individuals Legally Authorized to Work Protected from Employment Discrimination?

In a novel case, a New York federal court judge recently denied an employer’s motion to dismiss a Section 1981 alienage discrimination class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Bully for You: Ready or Not, California’s Anti-Bullying Training Requirement Starts Now

Welcome to 2015 and the start of California’s Anti-Bullying Training Requirements. Employers of 50 or more in California must now add an “anti-bullying” training requirement to their training curriculum, which is required to be…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Distant Cousins, not Twins: Some Key Differences between the Massachusetts and Federal Health Care Reform Laws

On January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility mandate took effect. Up until July 1, 2013, most employers doing business in Massachusetts were required to comply with an employer mandate…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

Another Check on the EEOC Background Check Challenge

We have written before about the EEOC’s increased focus on the potential disparate impact of employers’ use of background checks in screening applicants for employment, and of a recent federal appeals court decision that put up…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Latest update on the New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices: No Need to Distribute Them. But NY Employers, Don’t Forget About What the Rest of the Law Says

Confirming earlier reports, New York employers will not have to distribute New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices in January 2015 or thereafter…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Did the NLRB Really Just Grant Employees the Presumptive Right to Use Employer-Provided Email Systems? We Break Down the Purple Communications Decision and What it Means for Employers.

In a 3-2 decision divided along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that employees have a presumptive right to use their employers’ email systems during non-working time to discuss unionization and the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 0: Final Thoughts and Acknowledgements

The Affordable Care Act is the single most important piece of Federal social legislation in more than a generation. While there was and is broad agreement on the law’s principal goals—to expand medical coverage, increase the…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 1: Going Live with the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Shared Responsibility Rules on January 1, 2015 . . . What Can Possibly Go Wrong?

Regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules including the substantive “pay-or-play” rules and the accompanying reporting rules were adopted in February. Regulations implementing…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation
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