Polsinelli Podcast - What Your Company Needs to Know About Whistleblower Claims
How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?
To Be or Not To Be (an Employer)
Can an employer require drug testing in the workplace?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 137, interview with Loren Steffy
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
AB1825 Training and Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Training
Polsinelli Podcasts - What Employers Need to Know about Mediation and Arbitration
Has the Affordable Care Act influenced COBRA? What if my employer fails to offer COBRA?
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Virtual World and Wage and Hour Issues
Why Cyber Security?
Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM
Internal Investigations: Soup to Nuts (March 13, 2014)
How Can You Better Protect Yourself with the Escalating Trend of FCPA Enforcement?
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
Polsinelli Podcasts - Best Kept Secrets of the Americans WIth Disabilities Act
Polsinelli Podcasts - Workplace Bullying: What Employers Need to Know
Friedman: Abramson Dismissal a 'Teachable Moment' for Companies
1. DO EMPLOYEES AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO THE BUYER WHEN A BUSINESS IS SOLD?
Employment relationships are automatically transferred by law in the following cases:
a) Merger of undertakings;
b) Distribution of the...more
During the 2015 legislative session, North Carolina devoted a great deal of attention to the employment classifications of independent contractors. After working its way through several revisions in the House and Senate, The...more
With social media pervading all facets of society (no less than 67 percent of Americans are regular users), businesses have long been concerned with their employees’ potentially detrimental social media activities. As these...more
Q. Our current job application asks for the applicant’s SSN. Is that legal? I feel it might not be a good idea with all the high-profile news of identity theft.
Originally published in the Utah Legal Law Letter....more
If you read one thing...
- With 9th Circuit ruling, California federal courts no longer a potential channel for employers to enforce representative action waivers for PAGA claims...more
Widely lauded as the strongest equal pay legislation in the nation, California’s Fair Pay Act (Senate Bill 358) is now law. Effective January 1, 2016, the new law modifies California’s existing wage discrimination measures by...more
Despite previous NLRB rulings telling them to stop, some employers continue to impose broad prohibitions on personal employee communications over company email. As an administrative law judge recently reminded us, failing to...more
You’re reading a blog post, and thus need no primer on the prevalence of social media. But you may not be aware of the pitfalls facing employers that use, monitor, or implement policies regarding social media....more
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)’s 40% excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored health coverage (commonly known as the “Cadillac tax”) is slated to take effect in 2018. The IRS has issued several...more
Many employers believe they have the absolute right to prohibit their workers from disclosing “confidential” information to coworkers and third parties. They are dead wrong. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has...more
Always connected. Always available. Always responsive. In an era where personal electronic devices have become more of a technological appendage than merely a handy gadget, a growing number of employers are grappling with the...more
Now that autumn is finally here, the smell of football tailgates, crisp leaves and pumpkin spice lattes fill the air. One cannot enter a corner store without encountering pumpkins, bags of candy corn and black cat and witch...more
In Ramphal v Department for Transport UKEAT/0352/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether heavy involvement by HR in a disciplinary investigation rendered a subsequent dismissal unfair....more
Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the latest events, we share regular summaries of...more
In August, the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed an ordinance that will require most employers to provide workers with paid or unpaid sick time. Pittsburgh follows the lead of Philadelphia, which approved a similar...more
I recently read in the NY Times that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled a charge with Time Warner, Inc., the parent company of CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. where a former employee alleged that...more
In Notice 2014-69, the Treasury Department and the IRS clarified that a group health plan that fails to provide substantial coverage for in-patient hospitalization and physician services will not be treated as providing...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit last week in a federal court in Pennsylvania against Landis Communities (retirement communities), claiming that Landis unlawfully refused to accommodate the pregnancy and...more
Given that, last year, the SEC awarded $30 million to one whistleblower alone, it looks like a pretty good gig. The previous year, the SEC awarded a whistleblower $14 million. That’s not too bad either....more
Employers who sponsor retirement and savings plans for their employees should ensure that the fees paid by their employees within the plans are reasonable and adequately disclosed. Lawsuits in the U.S., and a recent...more
The first Monday in October is the traditional first day of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. As always, the 2015-16 term will have several cases that are of particular interest to the nation’s employers. Here is a review of...more
We were pleased to host a program on September 28, 2015 on New York City’s two new background check laws, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act and the Fair Chance Act. Paul Keefe, Supervising Attorney at the NYC...more
For those interested in the origin, the term “cat’s paw” derives from a fable of a monkey who employs flattery to convince a cat to pull chestnuts out of a fire. Today the term commonly refers to a person used unwittingly or...more
As students and scholars’ status change from F-1, J-1 or other FICA exempt statuses to H-1B starting October 1, these employees will become subject to FICA taxes upon the effective date of their H-1B status....more
As the old Bob Dylan song goes, “the times they are a-changin’.” While I suspect his message may have been intended for a more meaningful topic than social media employee privacy laws, his words do ring true. When Maryland...more
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