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Update to the Update: New York Employers Will Likely Be Relieved of the Requirement to Distribute Annual Pay Notices in January 2015 After All

Okay, so despite our previous post saying the opposite, employers likely will not have to distribute New York State Wage Theft Act Annual Pay Notices after all. We had good reason to report it the other way a couple of weeks…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC’s Attempt to Limit Reach of Severance Agreements Hits Roadblock… Again

A federal judge in Colorado has once again stymied the EEOC’s efforts to successfully challenge an employer’s standard separation agreement as violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.  The decision in Equal Employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 2: Explaining the Look-Back Measurement Method to Employees

Many applicable large employers—i.e., employers that are subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility rules—have a pretty good sense of what these rules are, how they work, and what they plan to do…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Supreme Court Finds that Post-Shift Employee Security Screenings Noncompensable Activity Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Last week, in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, the United States Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous opinion holding that post-shift employee security screenings were noncompensable activities under the Fair Labor…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Staffing Companies Hit with Class Action Alleging Violation of Fair Credit Reporting Act

Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions remain on the rise. The latest one of note was recently filed in Maryland federal court against staffing agencies Aerotek, Inc. and Allegis Group, Inc., alleging that they violated the…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Personal Injury

Back at it Again: NLRB Invalidates Employer’s “Overbroad” Solicitation Rule

We have posted extensively about the NLRB’s crusade against overbroad workplace policies, ranging from social media policies to workplace conduct and disciplinary policies and everything in between. Well the Board is back at it…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Becomes the Latest Jurisdiction to Require Paid Sick Leave

Massachusetts voters recently approved a ballot initiative amending the Commonwealth’s labor statute to require employers to provide workers with up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year. The new law follows the enactment of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Update: New Jersey Supreme Court to Address Contractually-Shortened Statute of Limitation Provisions

Over the summer, we posted about an interesting New Jersey appellate court decision (Rodriquez v. Raymours Furniture) enforcing a provision in a job application that reduced the period in which an employee could sue an employer…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Again Attempts to Invalidate Mandatory Arbitration Clauses for Employment Claims

In its Murphy Oil decision, the National Labor Relations Board affirmed its 2012 holding in D. R. Horton, which found an employer violates the NLRA when it requires employees “as condition of their employment, to sign an…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 3: Group Health Plan, Cafeteria Plan and Health FSA Nondiscrimination Theory and Practice

As applicable large employers grapple with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer shared responsibility (pay-or-play) rules, two questions arise with notable frequency..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Update: New York Employers Will Still Be Required to Distribute Annual Pay Notices in January 2015

To the consternation and bewilderment of many, the New York State Legislature never sent to Governor Cuomo the bill it passed earlier this year repealing the New York State Wage Theft Act’s Annual Pay Notice Requirement…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Social Media and Non-Solicitation Covenants – Another LinkedIn Cautionary Tale, but this One for Employers

Those of you who joined us for our November 13 webinar on “Post-Employment Solicitation of Customers & Employees in the Social Media Age” will be interested in a recent social media-related non-solicitation case from Connecticut…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 4: EEOC v. Honeywell and the Future of Wellness Programs

While my entries have focused principally on the employer shared responsibility rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), every once in a while an item comes along that nevertheless grabs my attention. The treatment of wellness…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Sixth Circuit Decision Confirms that Employers May Lawfully Choose Not to Hire a Job Applicant with a Prior History as a False Claims Act Whistleblower

Some employers in the health care and other industries who regularly deal with the federal government and are subject to the False Claims Act (“FCA”) have felt helpless in trying to weed out serial whistleblowers in the hiring…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Energy & Utilities, Health, Government Contracting

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 5: Health and Human Services (HHS) Wastes No Time Issuing Proposed Rules Modifying Minimum Value Rules

Over the last couple of months, we have followed and reported on a particular ACA compliance strategy under which an employer subject to the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility (or “pay-or-play”) rules satisfies…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health
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