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|If You Didn't Write It Down, It Didn't Happen|
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014As education and employment lawyers, we experience schools’ collective challenges at a far greater rate than any individual institution. This year, the issue that schools have struggled with most is the failure to document employee-performance challenges, leading to a higher risk in making...
|Duran v. U.S. Bank: When Class Certification Goes Wrong|
Shaun J. Voigt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014The California Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision on class actions. The trial judge lost control of the certification and evidentiary presentation of the case resulting in a $15 million verdict against U.S. Bank National Association (USB). In this long-awaited decision, the...
|Are Further Increases In California Minimum Wage Laws On The Horizon?|
Hillary Thornton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Existing law requires that California’s minimum wage for all industries be no less than $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014 and $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Even before the second-tier increase goes into effect, new legislation has been introduced seeking to further increase...
|Can You Link Insurance Premiums To Smoking?|
F. Kytle Frye; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Rocked by soaring costs, including skyrocketing increases in health insurance premiums, employers are desperate to manage, and hopefully limit, whatever costs they can. Many employers have begun to look to the lifestyle choices of their employees and how those choices might influence their cost of...
|California Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired - But Can't Be Fired Illegally"|
Jason A. Geller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014On 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.
|Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner|
Sheldon J. Blumling, Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, 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...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments|
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Dealing 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...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees|
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, 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...
|New Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014The 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...
|Why Your Company Needs A Handbook|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014The 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.