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HTMLIs Mandatory Paid Sick Leave on the Horizon for Federal Contractors?
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015
The next big change for federal contractors may be a requirement that they provide paid sick leave to employees. According to the New York Times, President Obama has drafted an executive order that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide a minimum of 56 hours of paid sick...


HTMLHow to Effectively Handle a Wage and Hour Government Investigation
Danielle J. Moss, Eric Su, Saima J. Zuberi; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 28, 2015, previously published on July 21, 2015
Executive Summary: According to recent studies, companies paid $400 million in 2014 and $39 million in the first three months of 2015 to settle wage and hour lawsuits exclusively. Aside from the ever-increasing threat of private wage and hour lawsuits, business owners must be knowledgeable and...


HTMLNew York City Passes Ban-the-Box Legislation Affecting Private Employers
Philip K. Davidoff, Saima J. Zuberi; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
Executive Summary: On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the NYC Fair Chance Act (the Act) in a landslide vote. Sponsored by New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn), the Act amends the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit private employers in New York...


HTMLFederal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 15, 2015
Executive Summary: A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In National Ass'n of Manufacturers...


HTMLEEOC Required to "Conciliate"—However It Sees Fit—Before Suing Employers
Gordon M. Berger, Roshni Chaudhari; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015
Executive Summary: In a limited victory for employers, the Supreme Court held last week in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC that courts have jurisdiction to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") fulfilled its statutory obligation to conciliate with an employer before...


HTMLLabor Department Proposes Fiduciary Conflict of Interest Rules — Again
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 1, 2015, previously published on April 17, 2015
On April 14, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reissued the long-awaited re-proposal of its regulation expanding the definition of "fiduciary" under the Employee Retirement Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and prescribing stricter conflict-of-interest rules that will apply...