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
Temporary Workers In Dual-Employer Arrangements: Who Is Responsible For Their Health And Safety?
One of the most basic concepts in employment law is that employers have an obligation to furnish a safe workplace for...more
Texas legislators recently passed S.B. 652, which seeks to protect franchisors from employment liability for the actions of franchisees. Enacted in June 2015, S.B. 652 amends the Texas Labor Code to specify that a franchisor...more
As reported by New York Law Journal reporter Ben Bedell, the New York’s Appellate Division, First Department recently held that employees could file suit against their former employer for both sexual harassment and violation...more
Over the years, the Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) has tried on two different occasions to overhaul the workplace examination standard at 30 CFR §56/57.18002 by issuing program policy letters. The agency’s primary...more
Samantha Elauf, a practicing Muslim, wore a headscarf when she interviewed for a job with Abercrombie & Fitch. Although the headscarf was not discussed during the interview, the store allegedly decided not to offer Elauf a...more
Self-Reporting Drug Use Policies at Work: Are They Discriminatory?
Employers seeking to strengthen policies aimed at reducing drug and alcohol abuse in safety sensitive workplaces should take note of this recent Alberta...more
We have previously reported and blogged about challenges to paying employees through debit card-like “paycards.” A recent Pennsylvania decision has amplified those concerns....more
Just last week, the DOL provided guidance about people treated as independent contractors, but who may really be your employees. That is just part of the trend. Another way you may have “extra” employees is through joint...more
The National Labor Relations Act protects employee solicitation of other employees and distribution of literature to form or join a union or to engage in other “concerted” activities. However, employers have the ability to...more
On 15 July 2015, the Government published a draft Trade Union Bill which sets out changes to tighten the law on industrial action.
What is the current position?
There is no general right to take industrial action...more
With the impending deadline early next year, most applicable large employers are (or should be) in the process of gearing up for what is perhaps the biggest Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) compliance challenge this year — the...more
As previously reported, Gov. Andrew Cuomo in May empaneled a three-person wage board (the Board) to study and fix perceived wage inequality suffered by New York’s fast food workers – including by recommending whether, and by...more
The NLRB recently reversed 37 years of precedent in deciding to adopt a new standard for a union’s access to witness statements taken in pre-grievance arbitration employer investigations. For years, under the blanket...more
Federal Agency Charges Racist Comments and Graffiti in the Worksite -
DALLAS - Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) violated federal law by subjecting a class of African-American...more
Management Company Also Sued; Vulnerable Workers Subjected to Abuse, Including Attempted Rape, and Retaliation for Complaining, EEOC Charged -
DENVER - Vail Run Community Resort Association, Inc., a condominium complex...more
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop has signed into law a wage theft prevention ordinance that gives the City the power to deny or suspend an employer’s Jersey City-issued business license if the employer is found liable of...more
When your company uncovers evidence that an employee misappropriated trade secrets it must act swiftly. The company may want to fire the employee to protect itself from the potentially devastating consequences. But how can...more
On July 15, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation (No. 2015-1) providing guidance on the classification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)....more
Global warming, a decaying infrastructure, budget problems, pollution, endangered species; these are all serious problems. In a world full of serious problems, lesser tragedies frequently go unnoticed. Like the plight of the...more
On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued its ruling in Complainant v. Foxx finding that all types of discrimination based on sexual orientation are forms of sex discrimination...more
Employers who don’t think they need a bring-your-own-device policy should consider this: Nearly 70 percent of millennials and 31 percent of baby boomers surveyed last year by TrackVia admitted to using their own devices and...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes information reporting rules on providers of minimum essential coverage, e.g., insurance carriers and self-funded plans, and on applicable large employers, i.e., those employers that are...more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division released an Administrator’s Interpretation providing guidance on the misclassification of workers as independent contractors. The guidance sets forth a...more
Given the employer’s duty to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent discrimination, harassment, and other unlawful practices (Govt C §12940(h)(5), (k); 29 CFR §1604.11(d)), employment lawyers can expect to conduct—or assist...more
Welcome to the new, rejuvenated version of the Benefits Litigation Update, which we bring you jointly with the law firm of Epstein Becker Green. Our goal is to provide a concise and, we hope, insightful glimpse into recent...more
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