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HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired - But Can't Be Fired Illegally"
Jason A. Geller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Dealing the agency its second major setback on the legitimacy of its quorum, the Supreme Court has invalidated a trio of recess appointments made to the NLRB back in January of 2012. Moments ago, the Court handed down its landmark decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, upholding a challenge to the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner
Sheldon J. Blumling, Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Today, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that closely-held for-profit corporations providing group healthcare to their employees could, on religious grounds, be exempted from providing contraception coverage to employees required under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend its previous holdings regarding “fair-share” fees (fees that an employee who refuses to join a union is required to pay in lieu of union dues) to caretakers who are paid by the government to give home care to...

 

HTMLNew Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
The Wage Protection Act of 2014, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 29, expands the state’s wage payment law to include additional types of claims, and grants the Colorado Division of Labor in the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) more authority and resources to pursue wage...

 

HTMLWhy Your Company Needs A Handbook
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today’s business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights as well as a shield to protect them.

 

HTMLBlurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets - devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers from not so long ago - it was inevitable that employees would...

 

HTMLWhat An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014
Many retailers consider the professional appearance of their staff to be a significant aspect of their customers’ shopping experience. Unkempt, unclean, and unfriendly employees create negative impressions that injure the brand. For many years, courts have recognized that the image presented...

 

HTMLNew Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature enacted a requirement for nonpublic colleges, universities and schools. Effective July 1, 2014, all such institutions are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department...

 

HTMLProposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...

 


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