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|July 1 Deadline Approaching On New VAWA Regulations|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015Regulations interpreting the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) become effective for higher education institutions on July 1, 2015. Generally speaking, these regulations contain new reporting, policy, and training requirements for colleges and universities. Here is a brief...
|Employment Law in Colombia: Part II|
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for violations of the law.
|Should You Have Job Descriptions? (Hint: Yes)|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015 No state or federal law “requires” job descriptions. But job descriptions can be helpful tools for both practical and legal reasons. Here are some of the most important.
|Come To Work And...Get Some Sleep?|
James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Once upon a time, falling asleep at work was one of the best ways to get fired. Now, however, snoozing employees may not just have to be tolerated, they may need to be paid as well! How did we get to such an absurd point?
|Don't Give Your Employees The Mark Of The Beast|
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Here’s some advice you probably didn’t think you needed, employers: you should avoid, at all costs, giving or threatening to give your employees the biblical Mark of the Beast. And if they think you are doing so, you should accommodate them if possible. An employer in West Virginia...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...