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|Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Raise Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contractors and Subcontractors|
Bennet D. Alsher; Ford & Harrison LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014Executive Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations on October 1, 2014 to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. President Obama signed the Executive Order on February 12, 2014. The Executive Order raises the hourly minimum wage that...
|Affordable Care Act Update: Hospitalization Services Required for Plan to Meet Minimum Value|
Robert Brian Spring, Scott V. Wagner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
November 14, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014On November 4, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance (Notice 2014-69) clarifying that certain group health plans that do not provide for hospitalization services or physician services or both will fail to satisfy the minimum value requirements for purposes of the employer...
|RLA System Board Rules That Cessation of Operations as an Air Carrier Resulted in Termination of the CBA|
Lilia R. Bell; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014Executive Summary: In a recent decision, an RLA System Board of Adjustment has ruled that unilateral termination of a pilot retiree health insurance plan was permissible because the underlying CBA had terminated.
|Proponents of Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment Have High Hopes But Will Its Passing Affect Your Workplace Policies?|
Shannon Kelly; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014Executive Summary: If voters approve the ballot initiative "Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions" ("Amendment 2") this November, Florida will become the 24th state plus Washington D.C. to legalize medical marijuana. Amendment 2 would amend the Florida Constitution to...
|IRS Announces 2015 Cost-of-Living Increases to Benefit Plan Limits|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 31, 2014, previously published on October 23, 2014On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting the limitations applicable to pension and other retirement plans, in IR 2014-99. Some of the limitations remain unchanged because they are indexed in $1000 or $5000 increments, but others are changing...
|New California Paid Sick Leave Law May Cause Headaches for Employers|
David L. Cheng, Robert A. Orozco, Allison Vasquez; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014Executive Summary: On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), which provides nearly all employees working in California with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015.
|The Dawn of "Micro-Unions": A Scary Proposition for Employers|
John G. Kruchko, Kevin B. McCoy; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014Executive Summary: Unions can be difficult enough to manage, even for experienced employers. Imagine taking your workforce of 100 employees and dividing them up into 10 different collective bargaining units... represented by 10 different unions... and 10 different collective bargaining...
|California Law Expands Scope of Liability of Employers that Use Labor Contractors|
Jessica Lynn Asbridge, Gordon M. Berger; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014Executive Summary: California employers that hire temporary workers now share liability with staffing agencies for certain violations of the state's labor laws. On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1897, a controversial bill that significantly...
|Are You Prepared to Deal with Potential Exposure to Ebola in the Workplace?|
Bennet D. Alsher, Amy R. Turci; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Executive Summary: With the diagnosis of the second Ebola case in the United States on October 12, 2014 - one in which a healthcare worker contracted the lethal disease while performing her job duties - U.S. employers are examining what necessary precautions should be taken to control and prevent...
|OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing - Federal Contractors Must Act Quickly to Ensure Compliance|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Bari L. Goldstein, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Executive Summary: On September 30, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a newly approved Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. The Itemized Listing, used in conjunction with the Scheduling Letter,...