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HTMLFailure Is Not An Option
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
When it comes to a dealership’s legal liability for employment-related problems, the basis of the liability generally falls into two categories - actions the dealership took and those it failed to take. When it comes to big dollar jury awards and settlements, a dealership’s failure to...

 

HTMLCan A GPS Result In TMI?
Sally F. Barron; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
The answer is “yes” ¿ tracking employees by using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can give an employer too much information (TMI). Surreptitious Surveillance

 

HTMLE-Cigarettes Light Up Controversy Among Employers
Michael V. Abcarian; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
First marketed internationally in 2002, battery-powered e-cigarettes are exploding stateside and may soon shake up many employers who need to decide whether or not to allow e-cigarettes in the workplace. Sales in the United States of the more than 200 types of e-cigarettes currently available are...

 

HTMLLove (And Litigation) Is In The Air
Mitchell C. Baker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
June is traditionally a popular month for weddings. This June will some of your employees be celebrating the fact that they’ve found romance at the office? Love may be a wonderful thing, but in the workplace, it can put your company at risk.

 

HTMLHealthcare Reform In A Nutshell: Top Five Concerns for Employers
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
Keeping up with changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a challenge for all employers. Here are the top five issues to keep on your radar as healthcare reform rolls out.

 

HTMLFederal Trade Secret Legislation Proposal Gains New Life
Michael R. Greco; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
The prospects for federal trade secret legislation has heated up again as there appears to be bipartisan support for a new bill. After failing in previous years, Senator Coons (D) recently joined forces with Senator Hatch (R) to introduce a federal trade secrets act that would create a federal...

 

HTMLAre You Too Cozy With Your Independent Contractors?
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
January 1, 2015 is fast approaching, and with it, the first year the employer mandate applies to employers with 100 or more full-time employees (50 in 2016) - the “Play or Pay” rules. In preparation for this new law, employers should review the individuals they treat as independent...

 

HTMLTips To Prepare Your Company For An I-9 Audit
Jessica T. Cook; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5 2014
The Immigration Customs and Enforcement division (ICE) of the Department of Homeland Security, continues to issue Form I-9 Notices of Inspection to businesses across the nation. In fiscal year 2012, ICE served over 3,000 Notices to businesses, resulting in over $12 million in fines. Additionally,...

 

HTMLSafe Harbors For Rollover Contributions
Robert C. Christenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
Plan administrators of qualified plans are always concerned that amounts they receive as rollovers actually are eligible for rollover treatment, since accepting non-rollover funds will violate the terms of the plan. Administrators are in a quandary because they want to accommodate plan...

 

HTMLDonning/Doffing Personal Protective Items: What About Mealtime?
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014
As we wrote in our January Labor Alert, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. interpreted the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 3(o) to apply to putting on and taking off a variety of personal protective items. This paves the way for possibly excluding...

 


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