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HTMLNew California Law Expands Retaliation Coverage
Lizbeth Ochoa; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
On July 16, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law AB 987, amending the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to reflect what many already believed to be the law: employers and other covered entities cannot retaliate against employees or other persons who request a religious accommodation...

 

HTMLCalifornia Enacts "Fix-It" Legislation to Cure Ills of Paid Sick Leave Law
John T. Lai, James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015
California’s paid sick leave law went into effect on July 1, 2015, but soon found itself in the emergency room with many unpleasant side effects. On July 13, Governor Brown signed AB 304 into law, which fixes many of the defects and ambiguities in the original law (AB 1522) that confounded...

 

HTMLEvaluating The Impact of USDOL's Salary Proposal
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 10, 2015
The U.S. Labor Department has of course proposed a substantial increase in the minimum salary amount required to meet the basic compensation criterion for an executive, administrative, professional, or a derivative exemption under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1).

 

HTMLNew Guidance On Wellness Programs
Mathew A. Parker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 6, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued proposed new rules clarifying its stance on the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employer wellness programs. Officially called a “notice of proposed rulemaking” or NPRM, the new rules...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Publishes Final Earned Sick Time Regulations
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015
On June 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General published the final regulations concerning the new Earned Sick Time (“EST”) law that will go into effect on July 1, 2015. These final regulations differ somewhat from the draft regulations submitted in April and provide clarification...

 

HTMLIs An Unlimited Vacation Policy Right For Your Workplace?
Annie Lau; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on July 1, 2015
According to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 3% of companies in the U.S. maintain some form of unlimited vacation policy. The reasons for adopting such a policy are easy to see: they offer work­life balance and flexibility, empower employees with the responsibility of...

 

HTMLThe Trend Toward Payroll Cards
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
Last month, Georgia became the latest state to pass legislation governing the payment of wages via “payroll cards.” Gov. Nathan Deal signed the new law on May 5, 2015. Prior to the passing of this bill, the payment of wages via payroll cards in Georgia was neither explicitly lawful nor...

 

HTMLWill Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?
Claud L. (Tex) McIver; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015
Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your “no-smoking” policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer.

 

HTMLDOL Proposes Momentous New Wage-Hour Regs
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015
The anxiously awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been published by the U.S. Labor Department for public consideration and comment.

 

HTMLFour Steps To Effective Performance Management
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2015, previously published on D. Albert Brannen
Getting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. This is particularly true in today’s highly regulated business environment with increased global competition and evolving employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers. Instead,...

 


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