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|Employer Email Can Be Used For Union-Related and Other Protected Communications NLRB Has Ruled|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014In a much-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled today that employees have the right to use their employer’s email system on nonworking time to engage in statutorily protected communications, such as discussing wages, hours, conditions of employment and...
|"You Can't Fire Me For That - I Was Off Duty!"|
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Employers learned long ago that it’s wise to establish written policies which set forth the standards of conduct expected of their employees. These employers also know that the policies may not simply sit on a shelf (or on an intranet), but must be monitored and enforced in order to remain...
|New OSHA Reporting Requirements Now In Effect|
Edwin G. Foulke, Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015As 2015 begins, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is sharpening its emphasis on inspecting and citing employers who violate its recordkeeping standard. This takes on greater importance because of the changes and new reporting requirements that became effective on January 1,...
|NLRB Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation|
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone numbers. A substantially identical rule was issued by the Board...
|Whistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations|
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015Today the U.S. Supreme Court held that an agent of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who disclosed information that was prohibited by TSA regulations, was nonetheless protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Court’s reasoning centered around the fact that...
|Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party - Without Getting Sued|
Michael S. Mitchell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties where alcohol will be served. They generally want to know about the risk involved if an employee drinks too much at the party and misbehaves, or worse, injures or kills someone on the way home....
|Aging Clinicians: Opportunities And Challenges For Healthcare Employers|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2014The aging of the U.S. workforce poses some unique challenges for employers in the healthcare industry. Older clinicians often possess experience and institutional knowledge that is highly valued and difficult to replace, and many such providers deliver excellent care into their late 60s and beyond....
|No Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court|
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent waiting for and participating in mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. The decision reached by the Supreme Court is a victory for the increasing number of employers...
|Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05|
Steven M. Bernstein, David A. Buchsbaum; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.
|Interim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released|
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for...