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HTMLMany Employers Will Owe Increased Unemployment Tax
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
Executive Summary: Employers in 15 states (and the Virgin Islands) may not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of credit for state unemployment contributions on their 2014 federal unemployment tax (FUTA) return (Form 940) because their state has had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance...

 

HTMLNMB Publishes New Strategic Plan
Lilia R. Bell; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
Executive Summary: The National Mediation Board (NMB) has published an updated Strategic Plan. This follows a December 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) faulting the previous 2012 Plan. Of particular interest to air carriers, the NMB's Plan highlights Board objectives in...

 

HTMLFifth Circuit Finds Confidentiality Provision Violates NLRA
Adam Dougherty, J. Dylan King; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on April 2, 2014
Executive Summary: The Fifth Circuit recently found that a confidentiality agreement prohibiting disclosure of "financial" and "personnel information" was unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Employers who use confidentiality agreements to protect their...

 

HTMLNYC Paid Sick Time Law Effective Today, April 1, 2014
Stephen E. Zweig; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
Executive Summary: The New York City Earned Sick Time Act ("the Act") goes into effect today, April 1, 2014. The Act requires employers with at least five employees who work at least 80 hours per year in NYC to provide all such employees with at least 40 hours of paid sick time per year.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Decides Severance Not Exempt from FICA
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
Executive Summary: On March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that certain severance payments (described as "supplemental unemployment compensation benefits" or "SUBs") constituted taxable wages for purposes of FICA. See United States v. Quality...

 

HTMLEleventh Circuit Upholds Enforceability of Class Action Waiver
Bennet D. Alsher; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
Executive Summary: The Eleventh Circuit recently held that an arbitration agreement that waives an employee's ability to bring a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). See Walthour v. Chipio Windshield Repair, LLC (11th...

 

HTMLOFCCP Moratorium Offers Only Temporary Relief for Health Care Providers
Louis P. Britt, Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Thomas H. Keim, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014
Executive Summary: Labor Secretary Perez has announced a five-year moratorium on enforcement "of the affirmative action obligations of all TRICARE providers," and has stated that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will administratively close any open and scheduled...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Orders Changes In Overtime Regulations - What to Expect and When
Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014
Executive Summary: President Barack Obama has directed the Department of Labor to "update" and "modernize" overtime rules to expand the number of workers eligible for overtime pay.

 

HTMLNYC Paid Sick Time Law Amended to Cover Employers With As Few As Five Employees
Stephen E. Zweig; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014
Executive Summary: On February 26, 2014, the New York City Council passed an amended version of the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. This amended version, effective April 1, 2014, requires that companies with as few as five employees provide at least 40 hours of paid sick time per year. Note:...

 

HTMLEmployer Strategies in a Changing Slow-Growth Economy - Dealing with Organized Labor: The Boeing Blueprint
Stephen R. Lueke; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014
How are U.S. employers approaching the economic "recovery" from the recession and what strategies are being employed by them, particularly in relation to unionized workforces?

 


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