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|Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner|
Sheldon J. Blumling, Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, a divided U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that closely-held for-profit corporations providing group healthcare to their employees could, on religious grounds, be exempted from providing contraception coverage to employees required under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees|
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend its previous holdings regarding “fair-share” fees (fees that an employee who refuses to join a union is required to pay in lieu of union dues) to caretakers who are paid by the government to give home care to...
|New Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014The Wage Protection Act of 2014, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on May 29, expands the state’s wage payment law to include additional types of claims, and grants the Colorado Division of Labor in the Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) more authority and resources to pursue wage...
|What An Interesting Nose Ring - Now Take It Out|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014Many retailers consider the professional appearance of their staff to be a significant aspect of their customers’ shopping experience. Unkempt, unclean, and unfriendly employees create negative impressions that injure the brand. For many years, courts have recognized that the image presented...
|Blurring The Line Between Yours And Mine: Best Practices For Bring Your Own Device Policies|
Michael P. Elkon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014Let’s face it: bring-your-own-device (BYOD) situations are here to stay. With the ubiquity of employees having and using smartphones and tablets - devices that have more capacity and processing power than desktop computers from not so long ago - it was inevitable that employees would...
|Why Your Company Needs A Handbook|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2014, previously published on June 1, 2014The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today’s business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights as well as a shield to protect them.
|New Florida Statute Requires Schools To Provide Information About Sex Offenders|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014Earlier this year, the Florida Legislature enacted a requirement for nonpublic colleges, universities and schools. Effective July 1, 2014, all such institutions are required to inform employees and students at orientation and on the school’s website of the existence of the Florida Department...
|Proposed Federal-Contractor "Minimum Wage" Regulations Released|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour (subject to annual increases after 2015). We wrote about this...
|The Death of "De Minimis" Is Greatly Exaggerated|
Timothy J. Weatherholt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 17, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014The "de minimis" worktime concept is a common-sense, court-recognized notion dating from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's earliest days.
|November Target For Proposed Exemption Changes|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 16, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014As we reported previously, in March President Obama directed the U.S. Labor Department to "modernize and streamline" its regulations governing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, and "outside salesman" exemptions....