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|Are Your Beneficiary Designations Heir Tight?|
Sandra Mills Feingerts; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
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...
|Overseas Work Assignments: Three Tips To Protect Employees|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014With the globalization of the marketplace, more employers are sending employees overseas for work.
|Illinois Embraces "Ban The Box"|
Scott Fanning; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014On July 19, 2014, Illinois joined a growing number of states prohibiting employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories early in the hiring process.
|Executive Order Protects Federal Contractor LGBT Workers|
Cheryl L. Behymer; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014Yesterday President Obama issued an Executive Order extending antidiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as including these categories in affirmative action requirements. Regarding the federal contractor obligations, the Secretary of Labor will...
|Rhode Island Enacts New Social-Media Privacy Law|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 2, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Gov. 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...
|Independent Contractors for Global Organizations|
Annie Lau; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees overseas, while others hire locally, or even utilize local independent contractors. As in the United States, companies must be mindful of the risks...
|USDOL Brief Elaborates Upon "Intern" Views|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 19, 2014We wrote some time ago about a lower federal court's determination in Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures that at least two unpaid interns were "employees" for federal Fair Labor Standards Act purposes.
|FLSA "Per Diem" Claims On The Rise|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 25, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014A recent U.S. Labor Department press release highlights a growing area of scrutiny under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act: Paying "per diem" amounts to non-exempt employees.
|Severance Agreements: The New Lightning Rod|
Janet A. Hendrick; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Remember 2010? Not that long ago, yet as of that year, employers could rest pretty comfortably at night knowing that their garden-variety workplace rules would instill peace and control at the plant, store, or office, not subject them to monetary penalties, governmental oversight, and a...
|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...