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HTMLDepartment of Labor Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Executive Order 13658
Bennet D. Alsher; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Executive Summary: On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for the employees of some federal contractors and subcontractors to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of...

 

HTMLSupreme Court's Contraceptive Decision Not a One-Size-Fits-All Religious Exemption from the Affordable Care Act's Requirements
R. Brian Spring, Scott V. Wagner, Katelyn D. Winslow; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Executive Summary: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held, for-profit corporations have standing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). In addition, the Court held that while the government may have a compelling interest in providing...

 

HTMLNY Legislature Passes Significant Amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Act: Employers No Longer Required to Distribute Annual Pay Notices
Vivien Fang Peaden, Eric Su, Michael D. Yim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Executive Summary: On June 19, 2014, the New York Legislature passed a bill to eliminate the requirement that New York employers must distribute annual wage notices to all employees. While employers may be relieved by this change, the bill also increases reporting liabilities and civil penalties...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB
Frederick L. Warren; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Executive Summary: In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama's recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional. See NLRB v. Noel Canning (June 26, 2014). Although...

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court Finds Class Action Waivers Enforceable; Waiver of PAGA Action is not Enforceable
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Executive Summary: Acknowledging the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), to be a game-changer, the California Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state's refusal to enforce an arbitration agreement that includes...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules that Public Employee's Testimony Is Protected by First Amendment
Jacquelyn L. Thompson; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Executive Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a public employee's truthful sworn testimony, under subpoena, which was not part of his ordinary job duties, was entitled to First Amendment protection. See Lane v. Franks (June 19, 2014).

 

HTMLWhen is a Retirement Account not a Retirement Account?
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014
That's what the Supreme Court said last week in a case involving the Bankruptcy Code's exemption for "retirement funds." (The case is Clark v. Rameker, No. 13-299.) In general, when an individual files bankruptcy, funds that are set aside for his or her retirement can be excluded from the...

 

HTMLHealthcare Employers Must Be Consistent When Restricting Union Buttons and Other Insignia
Louis P. Britt, Bari L. Goldstein; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on June 9, 2014
Executive Summary: The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") recently held that a healthcare employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by prohibiting employees from wearing union protest stickers. See HealthBridge Mgmt., LLC, 360 N.L.R.B. No. 118...

 

HTMLStudents in Clinical Training Program Were Not Employees Under the FLSA
Bradley R. Hall, Robert D. Hall, Tammie L. Rattray; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2014, previously published on June 2, 2014
A federal trial court in Florida recently issued a significant decision on the issue of unpaid trainees under the FLSA, finding that 25 former students of Wolford College were not employees when they participated in a clinical training program as part of the college's Masters of Nurse Anesthesia...

 

HTMLNew Tennessee Law Limits Scope of Employment Discrimination
Louis P. Britt, J. Dylan King; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 2, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
Executive Summary: Tennessee has drastically changed the legal landscape of employment discrimination litigation under state law. For claims arising after July 1, 2014, plaintiffs will no longer have the ability to seek unlimited compensatory damages in discrimination lawsuits; the common law claim...

 


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