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HTMLWho's On Your Campus? Have You Checked The Sex-Offender List Lately?
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
An administrator’s nightmare is receiving a phone call that an individual on the sex offender’s list has harmed a child within the school. To avoid this horrible situation, schools now regularly check the criminal backgrounds of employees of the institution. Many states and accrediting...

 

HTMLAre Further Increases In California Minimum Wage Laws On The Horizon?
Hillary Thornton; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Existing law requires that California’s minimum wage for all industries be no less than $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014 and $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016. Even before the second-tier increase goes into effect, new legislation has been introduced seeking to further increase...

 

HTMLIf You Didn't Write It Down, It Didn't Happen
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
As education and employment lawyers, we experience schools’ collective challenges at a far greater rate than any individual institution. This year, the issue that schools have struggled with most is the failure to document employee-performance challenges, leading to a higher risk in making...

 

HTMLCan You Link Insurance Premiums To Smoking?
F. Kytle Frye; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Rocked by soaring costs, including skyrocketing increases in health insurance premiums, employers are desperate to manage, and hopefully limit, whatever costs they can. Many employers have begun to look to the lifestyle choices of their employees and how those choices might influence their cost of...

 

HTMLKeep Your (Employees) Cool This Summer
Shayna H. Balch; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Last year, some parts of the country experienced the hottest summer on record. This year may well be record breaking as well, at least in some parts of the country. Keeping employees safe and cool during the next four months should be of paramount importance for all business owners and employers.

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court: "Illegal Immigrant Shouldn't Have Been Hired - But Can't Be Fired Illegally"
Jason A. Geller; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the California Supreme Court decided that an employee may proceed with a discrimination lawsuit even though he presented false work authorization documents to obtain employment in the first place.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down NLRB Recess Appointments
Steven M. Bernstein; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Dealing the agency its second major setback on the legitimacy of its quorum, the Supreme Court has invalidated a trio of recess appointments made to the NLRB back in January of 2012. Moments ago, the Court handed down its landmark decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, upholding a challenge to the...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules In Favor Of Religious Beliefs Of Business Owner
Sheldon J. Blumling, Steven A. Witt; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Today, 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...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union "Fair Share" Deductions For Public Sector Employees
R. Scot Harvey; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 10, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Today, 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...

 

HTMLNew Colorado Wage Law Expands Coverage And Enforcement Methods
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
The 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...

 


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