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|Winter Is Coming...So What Should Employers Do To Prepare?|
Charles S. Caulkins, Edwin G. Foulke, Richard R. Meneghello, Michael S. Mitchell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 20, 2015, previously published on November 12, 2015As readers of epic fantasy novels and viewers of a certain cable TV-show know all too well, winter is most definitely coming. Your radio is already playing holiday music, the shiny decorations are already out in malls and retail stores, and your coffee shop is serving you drinks in red cups. The...
|The November Surprise: OSHA Raises Penalties 82% And No One Notices|
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015Employers woke up to a surprise on November 3. That’s when we learned that the Federal Budget Agreement, which was quickly worked out behind closed doors and signed the day before, includes surprise provisions authorizing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to increase...
|Contracts May Not Be All They're Cracked Up To Be: The Extension Of Legal Protections In Employee Contractual Settings|
F. Kytle Frye; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015For many years, employers have generally embraced a policy of utilizing at-will employment as often as possible, where employers and employees can end their relationship with each other at any time and for any (legal) reason. Most businesses usually limit the use of written employment contracts to...
|Proposed Overtime Regulations Will Likely Affect Your Dealership|
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) recently announced proposed revisions to some of the most commonly used exemptions to minimum wage and overtime, saying it will “extend overtime protections to roughly five million workers” and “transfer income from employers to...
|ACA Reporting 101|
Lorie Maring; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
November 9, 2015, previously published on November 2, 2015One of the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements imposed on employers is the obligation to report employee group health plan coverage information to the IRS and employees on Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. The first required filing for these forms occurs in January 2016 for periods covered in 2015....
|Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave|
Cheryl L. Behymer, Richard R. Meneghello, Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2015, previously published on September 8, 2015President Obama used Labor Day 2015 to send a strong signal about his domestic priorities, signing an Executive Order which will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers up to seven or more days of paid sick leave per year. Employers have some time to come into...
|Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard|
Andria Lure Ryan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015At long last, the anxiously awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining federal wage and hour law have been published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The changes, if adopted, would impact the determination of which of your employees has to be paid overtime. These regulations will...
|Are Your Contractors Actually Employees? DOL Says Probably Yes|
Ted Boehm, Andria Lure Ryan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued an Administrator's Interpretation aimed at addressing what it characterizes as the “problematic trend” of employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. In issuing this guidance, the USDOL sent a...
|The EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program|
Michael C. Greene, C. R. Wright; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently rolled out a pilot program to electronically notify employers of new Charges filed against them. Instead of mailing the Notice of Charge of Discrimination form through conventional means, the EEOC is rolling out a new system that will...
|Risky Business: A Three-Step Plan For Addressing Harassment By Nonemployees|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Employers have long understood that they face potential liability when an employee is sexually harassed by another employee and they do nothing to prevent or fix the known problem. It is also true, but perhaps less well known, that similar liability can result when employees are harassed by...