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HTMLThe EEOC's Focus On Religious Accommodations
Heather Zalar Steele; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Religious accommodation claims are on the EEOC’s radar screen. This means that offering religious accommodations to employees and applicants must be on your radar screen as well.

 

HTMLIs There An Elephant In The Room?
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
401(k) Plan documents can read like Russian novels. They are often long and difficult to understand, so it’s no surprise that administrative errors in operating such plans happen frequently. Common errors include omitting or including compensation that doesn’t meet the definition in the...

 

HTMLYou Can't Fire Me For That - I Was Off Duty!
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Employers 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...

 

HTMLProposed "Independent Misclassification" Law
Ted Boehm; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Government efforts aimed at cracking down on perceived independent-contractor misclassification show no signs of slowing down as 2014 begins. On November 12, 2013, the “Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013” (PFPA) was introduced in the U.S. Senate. According to one of the bill’s...

 

HTMLThere Must be Proof in That Trade Secret Pudding
Michael R. Greco; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
Okay, maybe the word "proof" is a bit too strong. But a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida makes clear that trade secret claims must be based upon more than mere suspicion. In American Registry v. Hanaw et al., the plaintiff fell...

 

HTMLWho's Checking The Person Who Checked The Boxes?
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
Most small to mid-size employers sponsoring a 401(k) plan maintain their plan on a pre-approved prototype document. If you’re not familiar with the term pre-approved prototype plan, it consists of a “check the box” document called an Adoption Agreement that is about 25 pages long...

 

HTMLPreventing A Messy "Failed Exemption" Lawsuit
Ted Boehm, Lawrence S. McGoldrick; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 03, 2014
In recent years employers have become all too familiar with lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, there were more than 7,000 FLSA federal lawsuits filed in 2012, and 2013 was similar. Many of...

 

HTMLShould The White House Be Paying Its Interns?
Ted Boehm, Lawrence S. McGoldrick; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
In recent years employers have become all too familiar with lawsuits alleging violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, there were more than 7,000 FLSA federal lawsuits filed in 2012, and 2013 was similar. Many of...

 

HTMLHow To Analyze A HIPAA Breach
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) and subsequent regulations have changed several aspects of compliance with HIPAA, including the way covered entities should think about misuses of Protected Health Information (PHI).

 

HTMLDoes Your Dealership Have A Locker Room Mentality?
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2014, previously published on February 3, 2014
If a year ago you had heard that conduct in an NFL locker room had resulted in a complaint of harassment and bullying, you might have assumed that the alleged victim was a female reporter. Few would have guessed that the alleged harasser and alleged victim both would be NFL linemen capable of bench...

 


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