Document(s) published by this organization: 65
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|NLRB Starts Down The Slippery Slope With Controversial New Joint Employer Ruling|
Steven M. Bernstein, Matthew R. Korn, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced yesterday a broad new standard for determining whether two businesses are “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. Under this new standard, joint...
|ERISA Plan Can't Shrink Deadlines Without Providing Notice, Says 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals|
David J. Treibman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that an ERISA plan can’t shorten the deadline for filing a legal action challenging a denial of benefits unless the participant receives written communication of the plan’s altered deadline. Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc.
|Washington Supreme Court Extends Minimum Wage|
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015In a narrow 5-4 decision on August 20, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling and applied the City of SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law to all workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
|The EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program|
Michael C. Greene, C. R. Wright; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently rolled out a pilot program to electronically notify employers of new Charges filed against them. Instead of mailing the Notice of Charge of Discrimination form through conventional means, the EEOC is rolling out a new system that will...
|NLRB Sacks College Football Player Union Organizing Drive|
Steven M. Bernstein, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously decided that college football players at Northwestern University cannot comprise an appropriate bargaining unit, squelching their attempt to form the first-ever union comprised of collegiate athletes. The decision by the...
|Beware Of The One-Two Punch Expected In The Fair Housing Law Arena|
Christine Baran, C. Edward Rawl, Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015The combination of a recent unfavorable Supreme Court decision along with dramatically increased federal funding for fair housing enforcement could spell bad news. Businesses that operate in the housing industry and those businesses that provide financing and insurance coverage for the industry...
|The Case Of GINA And The "Devious Defecator"|
John W. Stapleton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015In a case dubbed “the mystery of the devious defecator” by a Georgia federal district judge, an Atlanta jury recently awarded a $2.2 million verdict against a company that requested DNA samples from two workers in an attempt to identify who had been leaving feces around the workplace.
|Risky Business: A Three-Step Plan For Addressing Harassment By Nonemployees|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Employers have long understood that they face potential liability when an employee is sexually harassed by another employee and they do nothing to prevent or fix the known problem. It is also true, but perhaps less well known, that similar liability can result when employees are harassed by...
|Be Careful What You Say: Allegations Of Worker Misconduct Might Be Defamation|
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Healthcare institutions have a moral and legal obligation to promote patient safety as an essential component of patient care. Supervisors and managers must be supportive of their staffs while remaining vigilant about the enforcement of appropriate standards of care. Staff members who fail to meet...
|HIPAA Enforcement On The Rise|
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015The number of claims filed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have skyrocketed in recent years. The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) highlight a dramatically increased enforcement effort by the government in administering...