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HTMLOregon's New Paid Sick Leave Law: An Overview
Laura P. Jordan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires Oregon employers to provide up to 40 hours of sick leave to employees per year...

 

HTMLJuly 1 Deadline Approaching On New VAWA Regulations
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015
Regulations interpreting the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) become effective for higher education institutions on July 1, 2015. Generally speaking, these regulations contain new reporting, policy, and training requirements for colleges and universities. Here is a brief...

 

HTMLColorado Employers Handed Medical Marijuana Victory
Adam A. Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015
On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that employers are still free to prohibit employee marijuana use in their workforces, and can still discipline and terminate employees who test positive for the drug, despite state law permitting its recreational and...

 

HTMLEmployment Law in Colombia: Part II
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015
This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for violations of the law.

 

HTMLShould You Have Job Descriptions? (Hint: Yes)
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
No state or federal law “requires” job descriptions. But job descriptions can be helpful tools for both practical and legal reasons. Here are some of the most important.

 

HTMLDon't Give Your Employees The Mark Of The Beast
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
Here’s some advice you probably didn’t think you needed, employers: you should avoid, at all costs, giving or threatening to give your employees the biblical Mark of the Beast. And if they think you are doing so, you should accommodate them if possible. An employer in West Virginia...

 

HTMLCome To Work And...Get Some Sleep?
James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
Once upon a time, falling asleep at work was one of the best ways to get fired. Now, however, snoozing employees may not just have to be tolerated, they may need to be paid as well! How did we get to such an absurd point?

 

HTMLFederal Contractors To Be Burdened With Additional Disclosure Requirements If Government Has Its Say
Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015
The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) and three federal agencies (the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and NASA) recently issued two proposed documents relating to the implementation of Executive Order 13673, better known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. If...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Attorney General Offers "Safe Harbor" to Employers on Earned Sick Time, But Certain Conditions Apply
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
On May 18, 2015, with just over six weeks until the earned sick time law is set to go into effect on July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced that it would be creating a “safe harbor” provision for employers with existing paid time off policies. Under...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie In Case Of Religious Accommodation
Andrew J. Hoag; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015
In an 8-1 opinion authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. is liable for refusing to hire an applicant who wore a hijab for religious reasons despite the fact that she never informed Abercrombie why she was wearing the...

 


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