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|California Enacts "Fix-It" Legislation to Cure Ills of Paid Sick Leave Law|
John T. Lai, James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 14, 2015California’s paid sick leave law went into effect on July 1, 2015, but soon found itself in the emergency room with many unpleasant side effects. On July 13, Governor Brown signed AB 304 into law, which fixes many of the defects and ambiguities in the original law (AB 1522) that confounded...
|New Guidance On Wellness Programs|
Mathew A. Parker; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 6, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued proposed new rules clarifying its stance on the interplay between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and employer wellness programs. Officially called a “notice of proposed rulemaking” or NPRM, the new rules...
|Massachusetts Attorney General Publishes Final Earned Sick Time Regulations|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 23, 2015On June 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Attorney General published the final regulations concerning the new Earned Sick Time (“EST”) law that will go into effect on July 1, 2015. These final regulations differ somewhat from the draft regulations submitted in April and provide clarification...
|Four Steps To Effective Performance Management|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on D. Albert BrannenGetting the most out of employees has always challenged employers. This is particularly true in today’s highly regulated business environment with increased global competition and evolving employee attitudes. Performance management is not just about dealing with the poor performers. Instead,...
|The Trend Toward Payroll Cards|
Ted Boehm; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Last month, Georgia became the latest state to pass legislation governing the payment of wages via “payroll cards.” Gov. Nathan Deal signed the new law on May 5, 2015. Prior to the passing of this bill, the payment of wages via payroll cards in Georgia was neither explicitly lawful nor...
|Is An Unlimited Vacation Policy Right For Your Workplace?|
Annie Lau; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on July 1, 2015According to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, about 3% of companies in the U.S. maintain some form of unlimited vacation policy. The reasons for adopting such a policy are easy to see: they offer worklife balance and flexibility, empower employees with the responsibility of...
|Will Your No-Smoking Policy Get Vaporized?|
Claud L. (Tex) McIver; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Wondering what your employee is smoking in the break room, likely in violation of your “no-smoking” policy? Chances are it is an electronic smoking device, such as an e-cigarette or vaporizer.
|DOL Proposes Momentous New Wage-Hour Regs|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
July 3, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015The anxiously awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been published by the U.S. Labor Department for public consideration and comment.
|The Supreme Court Preserves Key Insurance Subsidy Provisions Of The Affordable Care Act|
Lorie Maring; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015Today, in an anxiously awaited opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court preserved key provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), maintaining insurance subsidies despite a stiff challenge from opponents. By a 6 to 3 vote, the Court ruled that health insurance subsidies are available to...
|SCOTUS Extends Same-Sex Marriage Rights Nationwide|
Lori Armstrong Halber, Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015As has become its custom, the Supreme Court left one of its most high-profile decisions for the end of its term, holding today by a 5-4 vote that the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages. As a result, state bans against same-sex marriage are no longer permissible and all...