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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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

HTMLIs Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration?
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014
Many dealerships try to reduce the risk of high-dollar litigation and runaway jury awards by invoking mandatory arbitration for their applicants and employees. Employees who think that they were paid or treated unfairly are then required to bring the matter to an arbitrator rather than file a...

 

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...

 

HTMLThird Circuit Addresses FLSA "Successor" Liability
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014
Federal courts continue to embrace a broad view in evaluating the question of whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act liability may be imposed upon a successor company in particular situations.

 

HTMLMassachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Jeffrey A. Fritz, Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014
Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a bill—An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity—that would provide workforce training opportunities and promote economic development incentives across the Commonwealth. As part of his economic development package, the Governor...

 


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