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HTMLBetter Check The Brakes
Tillman Y. Coffey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
The previous month’s sales numbers are final and Jane’s sales are abysmal...again. You’ve had enough and decide to fire her. You call HR to get the paperwork started. Your HR manager tells you that Jane has just left her office after complaining that she never gets house deals,...

 

HTMLEnforcing Your Policies Outside The Workplace
Tracy L. Moon, John W. Stapleton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
All employers adopt and enforce policies regulating conduct at the workplace. Many employers expect that employees will follow their employment polices at all times regardless of whether the employee is working or at work.

 

HTMLA Series Of Ticking Time Bombs - A Review Of The Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
The Supreme Court recently wrapped up its 2013-2014 term, and management can count it as another successful year in front of the High Court. Of the nine decisions impacting labor and employment law, seven of them should have positive implications for American businesses for years to come. And even...

 

HTMLHow The ADA Impacts Your Hiring
Elizabeth A. Olivier; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Most employers understand their fundamental obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to protect against disability discrimination and to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified disabled employees, enabling them to perform essential functions of their jobs. But these...

 

HTMLWork A Full Eight Hours? That's Not In My Job Description!
Myra K. Creighton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
According to the EEOC, healthcare employers are disproportionately represented in the ranks of those sued for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Baptist Health South Florida, Inc. recently became one of those unlucky healthcare providers when the EEOC sued it for failure to...

 

HTMLDealership Handbooks Are Being Picked Apart
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Whether your dealership is unionized or you’ve never had to deal with organized labor, your employment policies are more likely now than ever to be targeted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Over the past two years, the board has been increasingly aggressive in striking down auto...

 

HTMLUpdate For Retirement Plans Post-Windsor
Stuart O. Baesel, Sandra Mills Feingerts, Lorie Maring; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Now that some of the dust has settled on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, employers who haven’t done so already should take immediate steps to review their retirement plan documents and administrative practices to determine if any changes or amendments are needed.

 

HTMLRhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee recently signed the 2014 Student and Employee Social Media Privacy Acts into law. In a press release, lawmakers said that the new law was modeled on similar laws in California that are “considered one of the nation’s strongest social-media privacy laws in the...

 

HTMLAre Your Beneficiary Designations Heir Tight?
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
An often-neglected area in the world of benefit plan administration is the beneficiary designation form. Many participants complete their beneficiary designations incorrectly because they don’t read the instructions carefully or don’t understand the instructions. Beneficiary designation...

 

HTMLIRS Issues Final Regulations On Longevity Annuities
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
With the goal of providing retirees with more options to manage their retirement income, the IRS issued final regulations on “qualified longevity annuity contracts” (QLACs). A QLAC is a type of deferred annuity that commences at an advanced age and continues for the life of the retiree.

 


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