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|ERISA Fiduciaries Must Continuously Monitor 401(k) Investment Choices|
Sandra Mills Feingerts, Tabatha L. George; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 20, 2015, previously published on May 18, 2015The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that a plan fiduciary has a continuing duty to monitor investments offered under a 401(k) plan, a duty that is separate and apart from the duty to exercise prudence in selecting investments in the first place. The Court overturned a decision by the U.S....
|Multiemployer Pension Reform|
Robert C. Christenson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 19, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Employers and unions locked into failing multiemployer pension plans received an 11th-hour reprieve in late December when Congress passed legislation revising laws that had hobbled these plans for years. Titled the “Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014,” the reforms give...
|Italy's Jobs Act Creates Significant Labor Reforms|
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2015, previously published on April 10, 2015On February 20, 2015, Italy approved significant but controversial reforms to Article 18 of Italy’s Workers’ Statute of 1970 in an attempt to combat soaring unemployment, currently 42% among workers under the age of 29 and 12.8% overall, and facilitate growth in an otherwise stagnant...
|Indonesia Part II|
Robert Fallah; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 8, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015This article is the second in a series which will provide an introduction to employment law in Indonesia and will cover the basic laws applicable to terms of employment, specifically wage & hour law, medical leave, and termination of employment.
|Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Regulations Concerning Earned Sick Time|
Amber L. Elias; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 30, 2015On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative requiring that all employees be entitled to earn and use up to 40 hours of earned sick time in a calendar year. There were significant ambiguities in the law (as discussed in our previous alert), but the law also enabled the...
|Supreme Court (Sort of) Allows Courts To Review EEOC Mediation Efforts|
Edward F. Harold; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
May 4, 2015, previously published on April 29, 2015Today, the Supreme Court unanimously held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s statutory duty to conciliate to remedy a Title VII violation prior to filing a lawsuit on the violation is subject to some level of judicial review. Mach Mining v. EEOC.
|Your Most Important Employment Documents|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Employment litigation can be expensive and time-consuming. Success or failure in defending your company can turn on either the law or the facts. You can’t do too much to change the law that applies to any given case. But, experience shows that employers can do a lot to shape the facts and to...
|Handling Student Sexual Assault In K-12 Schools|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015In March, U.S. News & World Report featured a lengthy story provocatively titled, “High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault.” In addition to documenting situations where schools allegedly mishandled allegations of sexual assault, the article cites...
|Looking Over Your Employees|
Michael V. Abcarian, A. Kevin Troutman; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015As shifting privacy lines allow employers to reach further and further into employee conduct, it’s increasingly important that you know the legal limits. Many employees will question the legality of increased employer monitoring of offsite conduct, especially when employees are off-duty.
|Distracted Driving: What's In Your Policy?|
Jennifer B. Sandberg; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
April 22, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015Long before cell phones, drivers faced various distractions: eating, grooming, attending to children, changing the radio, rubbernecking someone else’s accident, becoming absorbed in a conversation, or arguing. These distractions created safety hazards and, of course, still do. So, just what...