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|Death Threats Lead To Employer's ADA Victory|
James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 3, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015It is rare that the most employee-friendly of all federal appellate courts cites “common sense” in support of one of its decisions. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently did just that, however, dismissing a disability discrimination claim filed by an employee who was fired for...
|Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard|
Andria Lure Ryan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015At long last, the anxiously awaited proposed changes to the regulations defining federal wage and hour law have been published by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). The changes, if adopted, would impact the determination of which of your employees has to be paid overtime. These regulations will...
|Are Your Contractors Actually Employees? DOL Says Probably Yes|
Ted Boehm, Andria Lure Ryan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued an Administrator's Interpretation aimed at addressing what it characterizes as the “problematic trend” of employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. In issuing this guidance, the USDOL sent a...
|NLRB Starts Down The Slippery Slope With Controversial New Joint Employer Ruling|
Steven M. Bernstein, Matthew R. Korn, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015In 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...
|ERISA Plan Can't Shrink Deadlines Without Providing Notice, Says 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals|
David J. Treibman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015The 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.
|Washington Supreme Court Extends Minimum Wage|
Nicholas Beermann; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015In 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.
|The EEOC Goes Electronic: FAQs On EEOC's New Electronic Pilot Program|
Michael C. Greene, C. R. Wright; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 25, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015The 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...
|NLRB Sacks College Football Player Union Organizing Drive|
Steven M. Bernstein, Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015Earlier 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...
|Beware Of The One-Two Punch Expected In The Fair Housing Law Arena|
Christine Baran, C. Edward Rawl, Danielle S. Urban; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 10, 2015The 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...
|Be Careful What You Say: Allegations Of Worker Misconduct Might Be Defamation|
Jeffrey A. Dretler; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 3, 2015Healthcare 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...