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HTMLYour Most Important Employment Documents
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Employment litigation can be expensive and time consuming. Success or failure in defending your company can turn on either the law or the facts. You can’t do too much to change the law that applies to any given case. But experience shows that employers can do a lot to shape the facts and to...

 

HTMLEmployer Email Can Be Used For Union-Related and Other Protected Communications NLRB Has Ruled
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
In 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...

 

HTMLOregon's Minimum Wage Now $2.00 Per Hour Higher Than Federal Rate
Mitchell C. Baker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
After a January 1st increase of 15 cents per hour, Oregon’s minimum wage now stands at $9.25 - exactly two dollars per hour more than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. That places Oregon near the top of the list of 29 states with minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate....

 

HTMLColorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1
Todd A. Fredrickson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
The Colorado minimum wage increased by 23 cents to $8.23 per hour on January 1, 2015. Tipped employees are entitled to receive at least $5.21 per hour. These increases to Colorado’s minimum wage rates reflect the annual adjustment for inflation required by the Colorado Constitution.

 

HTMLNew Massachusetts Parental Leave Law Extends Protections to Male Employees
Katharine A. Crawford; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
With very little fanfare or media attention, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed a bill into law the day before he left office that establishes parental leave in Massachusetts for both female and male employees. Effective April 7, 2015, the new law will replace the current Massachusetts Maternity...

 

HTMLNew OSHA Reporting Requirements Now In Effect
Edwin G. Foulke, Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015
As 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,...

 

HTMLWhistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Today 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...

 

HTMLIllinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program
Joel W. Rice; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
Illinois has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring businesses to offer their employees a retirement savings plan. Signed into law recently by Gov. Pat Quinn, the new law, entitled “Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program,” is intended to encourage more retirement...

 

HTMLNew Year Brings New Liability When Using Outsourced Labor
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Beginning January 1st, California law requires “client employers” to share certain compliance responsibility and liability with the companies that provide them with contract labor, such as staffing agencies. Client employers are defined as private employers with at least 25 employees...

 

HTMLDrug Testing In Your Non-U.S. Operations
Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
`Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing. With some exceptions, they are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. But the U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, where there...

 


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