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HTMLCalifornia Labor Agency Overseeing Paid Sick Leave Law Says Employers Must Use Caution When Asking for Doctors' Notes
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015
Executive Summary: In a public webinar recently hosted by the California Department of Industrial Relations regarding California's new paid sick leave law, the state labor agency commented that requiring employees to submit documentation as a condition for payment of sick leave arguably can...

 

HTMLEmployer Not Required by ADA to Permit Employee to Telecommute
Robbin W. Hutton; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015
Executive Summary: Reversing an earlier panel decision, the Sixth Circuit has held that an employee who was unable to regularly and consistently attend work was not a qualified individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because her excessive absences prevented her...

 

HTMLNLRB Provides Insight into Recent Developments at Symposium
Bennet D. Alsher, Paul R. Beshears, Frederick L. Warren; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Executive Summary: On April 10, 2015, Emory University School of Law and the Emory Law Journal presented a symposium, sponsored by FordHarrison, focused on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its recent decisions and actions. The event was held to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the...

 

HTMLEEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Amendments to ADA Regulations
Gordon M. Berger, Katelyn D. Winslow; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 22, 2015
On April 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued long-awaited proposed regulations addressing what constitutes permissive employer wellness programs. While the EEOC recognizes that many employers that provide health insurance also offer workplace wellness programs...

 

HTMLTennessee Governor Signs Legislation Providing Additional Employment Protections for Handgun Owners
Allison M. Cotton, Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 13, 2015
Executive summary: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed legislation providing new employment protections for handgun owners. As discussed in more detail in our March 25, 2015 Alert, the new law creates a private right of action for any employee who is terminated solely for storing a firearm or...

 

HTMLRestaurant Industry Alert: "Fight for $15" Planned for Tax Day
Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015, previously published on April 14, 2015
Executive Summary: In the latest move in their two-year campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, fast-food workers have announced plans for a major one-day walkout on April 15, 2015 - Tax Day for U.S. employers. Events are planned in approximately 200 U.S. cities as well as at least 40...

 

HTMLDOL Defines a Married, Same-Sex Partner as a "Spouse" under the FMLA
Leanne C. Mehrman; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
Executive Summary: Effective March 27, 2015, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is revised to define a "spouse" to include married, same-sex partners regardless of the state in which they reside. This change gives same-sex couples the same FMLA rights and protections as heterosexual...

 

HTMLNo Reprieve for Employers: President Obama Vetoes Congressional Resolution Halting Implementation of NLRB's Ambush Election Rule
Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015
Executive Summary: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the "Board") is now poised to implement its new "ambush election" procedures on April 14, 2015 after President Obama vetoed a Congressional resolution yesterday, which had overturned the Board's controversial final...

 

HTMLTennessee Legislature Approves New Employment Protections for Handgun Owners
Allison M. Cotton, Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015
Executive 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...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015
Executive 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...

 


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