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|Federal Contractors To Be Burdened With Additional Disclosure Requirements If Government Has Its Say|
Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) and three federal agencies (the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and NASA) recently issued two proposed documents relating to the implementation of Executive Order 13673, better known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. If...
|Massachusetts Attorney General Offers "Safe Harbor" to Employers on Earned Sick Time, But Certain Conditions Apply|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 10, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015On May 18, 2015, with just over six weeks until the earned sick time law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it would be creating a “safe harbor” provision for employers with existing paid time off policies. Under...
|Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie In Case Of Religious Accommodation|
Andrew J. Hoag; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 10, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015In an 8-1 opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. is liable for refusing to hire an applicant who wore a hijab for religious reasons despite the fact that she never informed Abercrombie why she was wearing the...
|ERISA Fiduciaries Must Continuously Monitor 401(k) Investment Choices|
Sandra Mills Feingerts, Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that a plan fiduciary has a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, a duty that is separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments in the first place. The Court overturned a decision by the U.S....
|Multiemployer Pension Reform|
Robert C. Christenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 19, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Employers and unions locked into failing multiemployer pension plans received an 11th-hour reprieve in late December when Congress passed legislation revising laws that had hobbled these plans for years. Titled the “Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014,” the reforms give...
|Indonesia Part II|
Robert Fallah; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015This article is the second in a series which will provide an introduction to employment law in Indonesia and will cover the basic laws applicable to terms of employment, specifically wage & hour law, medical leave, and termination of employment.
|Italy's Jobs Act Creates Significant Labor Reforms|
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015On February 20, 2015, Italy approved significant but controversial reforms to Article 18 of Italy’s Workers’ Statute of 1970 in an attempt to combat soaring unemployment, currently 42% among workers under the age of 29 and 12.8% overall, and facilitate growth in an otherwise stagnant...
|Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative requiring that all employees be entitled to earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year. There were significant ambiguities in the law (as discussed in our previous alert), but the law also enabled the...
|Supreme Court (Sort of) Allows Courts To Review EEOC Mediation Efforts|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015Today, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s statutory duty to conciliate to remedy a Title VII violation prior to filing a lawsuit on the violation is subject to some level of judicial review. Mach Mining v. EEOC.
|The ADA: A Far Cry From the ABCs|
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Qualified individuals, reasonable accommodations, undue hardship, fundamental alteration - these terms associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are a far cry from the simplicity of the ABCs, and cause much confusion for schools tasked with complying with the statute. But there can...