Document(s) published by this organization: 120
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|Upcoming New Rules for New Category of PEO|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 ("TIPA") was signed into law by President Obama in December of last year. One of the changes made by the Act (Section 206) was a change in the Internal Revenue Code to create - and to give the IRS the authority to recognize - a new category of...
|New Jersey's "Ban the Box" Law Takes Effect March 1, 2015|
David S. Kim, Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 20, 2015Executive Summary: The New Jersey Opportunity to Compete Act (the "Act"), known as the "Ban the Box" law, will go into effect on March 1, 2015. The Act prohibits employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal background during the initial employment application process....
|Boon to New Jersey Employers: State Supreme Court Confirms that Federal Faragher/Ellerth "Affirmative Defense" Now Applies to Sexual Harassment Claims Under State Law|
Mark A. Salomon; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015Executive Summary: On February 11, 2015, New Jersey's Supreme Court formally decided an important issue left open for nearly two decades concerning New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination (LAD). In Aguas v. State of New Jersey, &under;&under; N.J. &under;&under;, No. 072467 (2015), the state's...
|Managing Retail Employer Risk and the Janitorial Services Contractor-Subcontractor Relationship|
Timothy L. Williams; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015Executive Summary: Discount retailer Ross Stores, Inc.'s ("Ross") recent proposed settlement of a California labor law class action filed by immigrant and low wage subcontractors related to janitorial services performed in its Ross Dress for Less and dd's Discounts stores highlights...
|Philadelphia Enacts Paid Sick Leave Ordinance|
David S. Kim, Salvador P. Simao; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Executive Summary: On February 12, 2015, the Philadelphia City Council passed, and Mayor Michael A. Nutter promptly signed into law, the Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces Ordinance ("Ordinance"). With this Ordinance, Philadelphia becomes the latest in a long list of...
|OFCCP Releases Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in Government Contracting|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014Executive Summary. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released its final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, signed by President Obama on July 21, 2014, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation or...
|Marky Mark and the Convicted Bunch|
David S. Kim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 11, 2014Just last week, Mark Wahlberg filed a formal petition with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts seeking a pardon for his 1988 criminal convictions for assault and battery by a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, amongst others. These crimes occurred well before Wahlberg became the public...
|New York Court Refuses to Enforce Agreement's Covenant Not to Compete Where Employer Breached the Agreement First|
Mark A. Saloman, Michael D. Yim, Saima J. Zuberi; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015Executive Summary: The right to enforce a covenant not to compete may be lost when the employer first violates the terms of the same agreement, says a New York appeals court. In Fewer v. GFI Grp. Inc. et al., 124 A.D.3d 457, 2015 WL 176227 (First Dep't. Jan. 15, 2015), the Appellate Division...
|California Court Decision on Meal Breaks May Cause Health Care Industry To Go To Code Blue|
David L. Cheng; Ford Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015Executive Summary: A new California Court of Appeal decision has invalidated a 22-year-old healthcare industry exception that had given the industry some flexibility with respect to how it provided its employees working extra-long shifts with meal breaks. The decision is expected to have serious...
|The Naked Truth about Nude Celebrities in Your Workplace|
Andrew E. Tanick; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Whether it’s one of the Kardashian sisters baring her bottom or Keira Knightley baring her bosom, you can hardly look at any social media site these days without being assaulted by celebrities in various degrees of naked-idity, as Radar O’Reilly once called it. While the exhibitionism...