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HTMLColorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1
Todd A. Fredrickson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
The Colorado minimum wage increased by 23 cents to $8.23 per hour on January 1, 2015. Tipped employees are entitled to receive at least $5.21 per hour. These increases to Colorado’s minimum wage rates reflect the annual adjustment for inflation required by the Colorado Constitution.

 

HTMLFighting The Flu - Don't Forget To Wash Your Hands!
Charles S. Caulkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
You can’t open the newspaper, turn on the television, or visit a website without seeing some alarming statistic about the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is already “widespread” in 29 states with an additional 14 states reporting...

 

HTMLNLRB Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone numbers. A substantially identical rule was issued by the Board...

 

HTMLEmployer Email Can Be Used For Union-Related and Other Protected Communications NLRB Has Ruled
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014
In a much-anticipated decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) ruled today that employees have the right to use their employer’s email system on nonworking time to engage in statutorily protected communications, such as discussing wages, hours, conditions of employment and...

 

HTMLAging Clinicians: Opportunities And Challenges For Healthcare Employers
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on November 3, 2014
The aging of the U.S. workforce poses some unique challenges for employers in the healthcare industry. Older clinicians often possess experience and institutional knowledge that is highly valued and difficult to replace, and many such providers deliver excellent care into their late 60s and beyond....

 

HTMLNew Year Brings New Liability When Using Outsourced Labor
Bethanie E. Barnes; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
Beginning January 1st, California law requires “client employers” to share certain compliance responsibility and liability with the companies that provide them with contract labor, such as staffing agencies. Client employers are defined as private employers with at least 25 employees...

 

HTMLWhistleblower Protection Extends To Federal Workers Who Violate Agency Regulations
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Today the U.S. Supreme Court held that an agent of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who disclosed information that was prohibited by TSA regulations, was nonetheless protected under the Whistleblower Protection Act. The Court’s reasoning centered around the fact that...

 

HTML"You Can't Fire Me For That - I Was Off Duty!"
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014
Employers learned long ago that it’s wise to establish written policies which set forth the standards of conduct expected of their employees. These employers also know that the policies may not simply sit on a shelf (or on an intranet), but must be monitored and enforced in order to remain...

 

HTMLRemember, The Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increased January 1, 2015
Joseph W. Ambash; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the Massachusetts minimum wage increased from $8.00 to $9.00 per hour. This is the first of three annual minimum wage rate hikes that Massachusetts employers will face due to legislation signed into law last June.

 

HTMLOregon's Minimum Wage Now $2.00 Per Hour Higher Than Federal Rate
Mitchell C. Baker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
After a January 1st increase of 15 cents per hour, Oregon’s minimum wage now stands at $9.25 - exactly two dollars per hour more than the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. That places Oregon near the top of the list of 29 states with minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate....

 


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