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|Supreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim|
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...
|Tennessee Legislature Approves New Employment Protections for Handgun Owners|
Allison M. Cotton, Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015Executive summary: On March 23, 2015, members in both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to pass new employment protections for handgun owners. The bill creates a private right of action for any employee who is terminated solely for storing a firearm or ammunition in the...
|March Madness: Could Friendly Wagers Among Employees Put Your Organization At Risk?|
Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015Executive Summary: The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans will wager $9 billion on the NCAA tournament, more than double the estimated $3.9 billion bet on the Super Bowl, bringing March Madness to a whole new level. Of that amount, only about $2 billion will be bet legally. See...
|Supreme Court Upholds DOL's Rulemaking Procedure in Reclassifying Mortgage Loan Officers|
David A. Prather, Salvador P. Simao; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015Executive Summary: On March 9, 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court held that a federal agency is not required to engage in notice-and-comment rulemaking when it issues an interpretation of a regulation that is significantly different from its prior interpretation. In Nickols v. Mortgage Bankers...
|New DHS Rule Extends Eligibility for Work Authorization to H-4 Dependent Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers Starting May 26, 2015|
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015Executive Summary: In a historic move, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") will allow, for the first time, H-4 spouses of H-1B workers who are pursuing permanent residence ("green cards") to apply for work authorization. DHS recognizes that the...
|The Tip Credit: Won't Be What It Is Now for New York Employers|
Danielle J. Moss, Eric Su; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015Executive Summary: On February 24, 2015, the Commissioner of Labor accepted the recommendation of the New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) Wage Board (the "Wage Board") for a 50 percent increase in the minimum hourly rate for tipped workers, from $5.00 to $7.50 an hour. As...
|OFCCP's Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors Takes Effect April 8, 2015|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015Executive Summary: The OFCCP's final rule implementing President Obama's Executive Order (EO 13672) prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity takes effect April 8, 2015. In light of the upcoming compliance date, contractors covered by...
|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...