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|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...
|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....
|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,...
|Colorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1|
Todd A. Fredrickson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015The 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.
|Illinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program|
Joel W. Rice; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015Illinois 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...
|New Year Brings New Liability When Using Outsourced Labor|
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015Beginning 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...
|Remember, The Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increased January 1, 2015|
Joseph W. Ambash; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015On January 1, 2015, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This is the first of three annual minimum wage rate hikes that Massachusetts employers will face due to legislation signed into law last June.
|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...