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HTMLNLRB Starts Down The Slippery Slope With Controversial New Joint Employer Ruling
Steven M. Bernstein, Matthew R. Korn, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015
In a 3-2 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced yesterday a broad new standard for determining whether two businesses are “joint employers” for purposes of collective bargaining. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. Under this new standard, joint...

 

HTMLERISA Plan Can't Shrink Deadlines Without Providing Notice, Says 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
David J. Treibman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that an ERISA plan can’t shorten the deadline for filing a legal action challenging a denial of benefits unless the participant receives written communication of the plan’s altered deadline. Mirza v. Insurance Administrator of America, Inc.

 

HTMLWashington Supreme Court Extends Minimum Wage
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015
In a narrow 5-4 decision on August 20, 2015, the Washington Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling and applied the City of SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law to all workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

 

HTMLThe EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program
Michael C. Greene, C. R. Wright; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently rolled out a pilot program to electronically notify employers of new Charges filed against them. Instead of mailing the Notice of Charge of Discrimination form through conventional means, the EEOC is rolling out a new system that will...

 

HTMLNLRB Sacks College Football Player Union Organizing Drive
Steven M. Bernstein, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
Earlier today, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously decided that college football players at Northwestern University cannot comprise an appropriate bargaining unit, squelching their attempt to form the first-ever union comprised of collegiate athletes. The decision by the...

 

HTMLBeware Of The One-Two Punch Expected In The Fair Housing Law Arena
Christine Baran, C. Edward Rawl, Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015
The combination of a recent unfavorable Supreme Court decision along with dramatically increased federal funding for fair housing enforcement could spell bad news. Businesses that operate in the housing industry and those businesses that provide financing and insurance coverage for the industry...

 

HTMLThe Case Of GINA And The "Devious Defecator"
John W. Stapleton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015
In a case dubbed “the mystery of the devious defecator” by a Georgia federal district judge, an Atlanta jury recently awarded a $2.2 million verdict against a company that requested DNA samples from two workers in an attempt to identify who had been leaving feces around the workplace.

 

HTMLBe Careful What You Say: Allegations Of Worker Misconduct Might Be Defamation
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015
Healthcare institutions have a moral and legal obligation to promote patient safety as an essential component of patient care. Supervisors and managers must be supportive of their staffs while remaining vigilant about the enforcement of appropriate standards of care. Staff members who fail to meet...

 

HTMLOne-Time Anomaly Or Potential Turning Of The Tides? A Review Of The Supreme Court's 2014-2015 Term
Marci E. Britt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015
In a marked departure from the overwhelming success employers experienced before the Supreme Court in recent years, the less successful recently wrapped 2014-2015 term could be an indication that the judicial tides may be shifting against management. Of the six major decisions falling within the...

 

HTMLHIPAA Enforcement On The Rise
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015
The number of claims filed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have skyrocketed in recent years. The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) highlight a dramatically increased enforcement effort by the government in administering...

 


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