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|Is Your Dealership Taking Advantage Of Employment Arbitration?|
Matthew R. Simpson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014Many dealerships try to reduce the risk of high-dollar litigation and runaway jury awards by invoking mandatory arbitration for their applicants and employees. Employees who think that they were paid or treated unfairly are then required to bring the matter to an arbitrator rather than file a...
|Safe Harbors For Rollover Contributions|
Robert C. Christenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014Plan administrators of qualified plans are always concerned that amounts they receive as rollovers actually are eligible for rollover treatment, since accepting non-rollover funds will violate the terms of the plan. Administrators are in a quandary because they want to accommodate plan...
|Healthcare Reform In A Nutshell: Top Five Concerns for Employers|
Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2014, previously published on May 5, 2014Keeping up with changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a challenge for all employers. Here are the top five issues to keep on your radar as healthcare reform rolls out.
|Donning/Doffing Personal Protective Items: What About Mealtime?|
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 5, 2014, previously published on May 1, 2014As we wrote in our January Labor Alert, the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp. interpreted the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 3(o) to apply to putting on and taking off a variety of personal protective items. This paves the way for possibly excluding...
|Third Circuit Addresses FLSA "Successor" Liability|
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014Federal courts continue to embrace a broad view in evaluating the question of whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act liability may be imposed upon a successor company in particular situations.
|Massachusetts Governor Wants to Ban Non-Compete Agreements and Enact the Uniform Trade Secrets Act|
Jeffrey A. Fritz, Eric J. Uhl; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 21, 2014Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, recently announced a bill—An Act to Promote Growth and Opportunity—that would provide workforce training opportunities and promote economic development incentives across the Commonwealth. As part of his economic development package, the Governor...
|Supreme Court: Voters' Initiative To End Affirmative Action Is Constitutional|
Katarzyna (Kasia) W. Nowak; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s Proposal 2, which amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit racial preferences in admissions to public schools and government programs.
|USDOL Guidance Released On "Adult Foster Care", "Shared Living Arrangements"|
Edward N. Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 15, 2014We reported earlier that the U.S. Labor Department has issued a Final Rule re-stating the requirements for and limitations upon the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship exemption". The changes are effective in January 2015. As has been widely discussed, this...
|Disinformation And The "Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage"|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 16, 2014, previously published on April 7, 2014A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.
|Flag On The Play: Will Unions Change the Game of College Sports?|
Paul H. Burmeister; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014In a historic move, members of the Northwestern University football team recently took initial steps to form a union and seek collective-bargaining rights with the university. Shortly thereafter, the team filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In a decision that has some...