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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...

 

HTMLAging Clinicians: Opportunities And Challenges For Healthcare Employers
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2014
The 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....

 

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,...

 

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.

 

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...

 

HTMLRemember, The Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increased January 1, 2015
Joseph W. Ambash; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
On 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.

 

HTMLNo Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Today, 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...

 

HTMLFlorida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05
Steven M. Bernstein, David A. Buchsbaum; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014
On 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.

 

HTMLInterim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014
The 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...

 


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