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HTMLNew Massachusetts Parental Leave Law Extends Protections to Male Employees
Katharine A. Crawford; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
With very little fanfare or media attention, Massachusetts Governor Patrick signed a bill into law the day before he left office that establishes parental leave in Massachusetts for both female and male employees. Effective April 7, 2015, the new law will replace the current Massachusetts Maternity...

 

HTMLIllinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program
Joel W. Rice; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015
Illinois has become the first state in the nation to enact a law requiring businesses to offer their employees a retirement savings plan. Signed into law recently by Gov. Pat Quinn, the new law, entitled “Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program,” is intended to encourage more retirement...

 

HTMLFlorida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05
Steven M. Bernstein, David A. Buchsbaum; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014
On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rises to $8.05 per hour. This represents an hourly increase of $0.12 over the current Florida minimum wage. The increase is tied to the rate of inflation over the prior year.

 

HTMLNo Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent waiting for and participating in mandatory security screenings at the end of their shifts. The decision reached by the Supreme Court is a victory for the increasing number of employers...

 

HTMLWill The President's Immigration Initiative Spur FLSA Claims?
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
Lurking among the numerous considerations raised by President Obama's "immigration accountability" initiative are the prospects that this action will result in more allegations by or on behalf of the affected individuals that they have not been paid in compliance with the federal Fair...

 

HTMLPre-Departure Security Screening Not FLSA Worktime
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the time non-exempt employees spent in connection with an end-of-workday security screening before leaving the premises did not count as worktime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Instead, it said, the time so spent was non-compensable...

 

HTMLInterim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for...

 

HTMLChanges Coming To Colorado Discrimination Claims
Adam A. Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
On January 1, 2015, changes to Colorado’s employment anti-discrimination statute will go into effect, drastically impacting employers facing employment discrimination claims. The changes will significantly expand the remedies available under the statute, and will make it easier and more...

 

HTMLCourt Vacates Imminent Bar To Third-Party Employer's Claiming Companionship/Live-In Domestic Exemptions
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
We have reported that the U.S. Labor Department's changes in its regulatory provisions affecting the federal Fair Labor Standard Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship" exemption and the FLSA's Section 13(b)(21) overtime exemption for "live-in domestics" are set to become...

 

HTMLFaculty Can Unionize Absent Actual Managerial Control, NLRB Decides
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) revised its standard for determining when faculty members can unionize. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, it undoubtedly will open the door to a new wave of organizing efforts targeting private college and university...

 


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