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|Drug Testing In Your Non-U.S. Operations|
Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014`Many U.S.-based employers perform pre-employment, post-accident, or random drug testing. With some exceptions, they are generally permitted wide latitude in deciding when to conduct such tests. But the U.S. attitude toward drug testing does not necessarily translate to other countries, where there...
|"You Can't Fire Me For That - I Was Off Duty!"|
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Employers learned long ago that it’s wise to establish written policies which set forth the standards of conduct expected of their employees. These employers also know that the policies may not simply sit on a shelf (or on an intranet), but must be monitored and enforced in order to remain...
|Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party - Without Getting Sued|
Michael S. Mitchell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties where alcohol will be served. They generally want to know about the risk involved if an employee drinks too much at the party and misbehaves, or worse, injures or kills someone on the way home....
|Colorado's Minimum Wage Increased January 1|
Todd A. Fredrickson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 2, 2015The Colorado minimum wage increased by 23 cents to $8.23 per hour on January 1, 2015. Tipped employees are entitled to receive at least $5.21 per hour. These increases to Colorado’s minimum wage rates reflect the annual adjustment for inflation required by the Colorado Constitution.
|New Massachusetts Parental Leave Law Extends Protections to Male Employees|
Katharine A. Crawford; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015With 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...
|Illinois Employers Must Offer Retirement Savings Program|
Joel W. Rice; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on January 8, 2015Illinois 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...
|What Not To Talk About At Work|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 4, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Managers have a special role for employers because they are your legal agents. What they say, do, and know can be attributed to you as their employer. Depending on the issue, you can even be strictly liable for the conduct of managers, meaning that your good intentions are not a defense.
|No Pay For Security Checks: Supreme Court|
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Today, 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...
|Florida Minimum Wage Rising To $8.05|
Steven M. Bernstein, David A. Buchsbaum; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 3, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014On 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.
|Interim "Contractor Minimum Wage" Acquisition Rules To Be Released|
John E. Thompson; Fisher Phillips LLP;
January 14, 2015, previously published on December 14, 2014The 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...