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|Who's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?|
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014An administrator’s nightmare is receiving a phone call that an individual on the sex offender’s list has harmed a child within the school. To avoid this horrible situation, schools now regularly check the criminal backgrounds of employees of the institution. Many states and accrediting...
|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 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...
|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 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...
|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...
|What An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014Many 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...
|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.
|Blurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies|
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014Let’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...
|New Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014Earlier 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...