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Employment Law Issues for Health Care Employers
Employee Benefits Issues in California Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decisions
Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases
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Please join us for Sheppard Mullin's bi-annual Labor & Employment Law Update & Happy Hour. There have been significant developments in California labor and employment law this year. We will explain how these new developments...more
On December 22, 2014, in Home Care Association of America v. Weil, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated a key portion of a U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) regulation amending the minimum wage and...more
In Tsareff v. ManWeb Services, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an asset purchaser’s pre-closing knowledge of a seller’s potential multiemployer plan withdrawal liability could be sufficient...more
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been very aggressive in challenging pre-employment exams. Employers utilize an array of pre-employment exams to assess an employee/applicant’s physical fitness,...more
In an effort to close the wage gap between working men and women, the California legislature recently passed Senate Bill 358 (the “Fair Pay Act”) to amend California’s current equal pay law. Governor Jerry Brown is expected...more
On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced revisions to its worker protection standard. EPA states that these revisions are intended to “enhance the protections provided to agricultural...more
1. DO EMPLOYEES AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO THE BUYER WHEN A BUSINESS IS SOLD?
In accordance with the Czech Labour Code, it is only permissable to change the rights and duties owed under an employment relationship by...more
In two prior posts this week I talked about the significance of a new Connecticut Supreme Court case that has expanded the free speech rights of employees in the workplace.
But do employers have any other defenses to...more
On September 10, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its final rule on pay transparency. The purpose of the rule is to prohibit “pay secrecy policies” to make it “possible for workers...more
California employers will soon be subject to a new equal pay law that will create a much stricter standard for gender pay equity. Passed by the state legislature with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by Governor...more
Recent changes to the Workers Compensation Act in British Columbia (the Act) significantly enhance WorkSafeBC’s ability to enforce occupational health and safety compliance. These include...more
Yesterday (October 6, 2015), 7 of the 13 members of the Council of the District of Columbia introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 (the “Act”). If passed, the Act would significantly impact employers and workers in...more
The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations generally provide that employers are not required to pay employees for “bona fide” meal breaks that ordinarily last at least 30 minutes, but rest periods of short durations, running...more
The California Court of Appeal recently confirmed that employment-related settlements or judgments are wages from which employers must withhold payroll taxes.
In Cifuentes v. Costco Wholesale Corp., Cifuentes...more
This series is devoted principally to the reporting requirements imposed by Internal Revenue Code §§ 6055 and 6056 as added by §§ 1502 and 1514 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), respectively. The former reports offers of...more
A U.S. Department of Labor final regulation prohibiting third-party home care agencies and other third-party employers from taking advantage of the Companionship and Live-In Domestic Worker minimum wage and overtime...more
Businesses operating in New York City may already be aware that the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (read the full text here), which took effect on September 3, 2015, generally prohibits employers from...more
California employers had reason to celebrate over the weekend, as Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation to curb frivolous “PAGA” lawsuits alleging noncompliance with itemized wage statement requirements in California Labor...more
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed regulation that could make it more difficult for employers to classify employees as “exempt,” i.e., exempt from being paid overtime, under federal...more
The Ninth Circuit, in Resilient Floor Covering Pension Trust Fund Board of Trustees v. Michael’s Floor Covering, Inc., Case No. 12-17675 (9th Cir. Sept. 11, 2015), joined the Seventh Circuit in finding that an asset...more
A week after a House subcommittee held a hearing on the National Labor Relations Board's new joint employer standard, it was the Senate's turn to address the aftermath of the Board's Browning-Ferris decision. In...more
The IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU) recently announced two new projects and updated two others. In each case EPCU is using compliance checks as a tool to increase IRS enforcement presence and ensure compliance....more
One of the EEOC's top priorities has been ensuring individuals are not discriminated against based on their criminal histories. In recent years, it has filed multiple headline-grabbing lawsuits related to background checks...more
In yesterday’s post, I alerted you to a new Connecticut Supreme Court decision (Trusz v. UBS Realty Investors, LLC) that expanded employee free speech rights under the Connecticut Constitution.
But I wanted some time to...more
The tragedy this August that claimed the life of one worker and injured another during construction of the new $1.1B Minnesota Vikings football stadium reminded us that serious accidents can happen at any site no matter the...more
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