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|Federal Contractors See Hike in SCA Health & Welfare Rates|
Kevin B. McCoy; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014Executive Summary: On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its annual memorandum announcing that, pursuant to 29 C.F.R. Section 4.52, the prevailing hourly health and welfare fringe benefit rates under the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) were increasing from $3.81...
|Florida Court finds Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional|
Bradley R. Hall; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014Executive Summary: Circuit Judge Jorge E. Cueto of the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida has found that Section 440.11 of Florida's Workers' Compensation Act (the "Act"), which makes the Act the "exclusive" remedy available to injured workers, their...
|Can You Hear Me Now: Employers in California Must Reimburse Employees for Mandatory Work-Related Calls on Personal Cell Phones|
Heath H. Edwards, Allison Vasquez; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 15, 2014Executive Summary: A California Appeal Court has held that employees are only required to show that they were required to use their personal cell phone for work-related calls to be entitled to reimbursement under California Labor Code § 2802. In reaching this conclusion, the appeal court held...
|Tennessee Legislature Adds Employee Privacy Protections to "Internet Accounts"|
Joshua J. Sudbury; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014Executive Summary: Accessing information about employees and applicants via their social media accounts just got a bit more complicated in Tennessee. This past legislative session, the Tennessee General Assembly passed the "Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014" aimed at protecting...
|NLRA Violation for Refusal to Allow Union Representation Prior to Drug Test|
Jacquelyn L. Thompson; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 13, 2014, previously published on August 8, 2014Executive Summary: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) recently held that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it discharged an employee who refused to take a drug test without first consulting with his union representative. See Ralphs Grocery Company and...
|OFCCP Will Require Contractors to File Equal Pay Report|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 12, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014Executive Summary: Implementing the President's April 2014 Memorandum directing the Department of Labor to develop a data collection tool to advance the goal of pay equity, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring...
|Executive Order Requires Certain Federal Contractors to Self-Report Labor Violations; Prohibits Mandatory Arbitration of Certain Discrimination and Harassment Claims|
Roshni Chaudhari; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 11, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014Executive Summary: On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order ("EO"), requiring federal contractors and subcontractors bidding on contracts over $500,000 to disclose any violations that they have incurred under 14 different...
|NLRB Moves Toward New Standard to Hold Franchisors Are Joint Employers of Their Franchisees' Employees|
Frederick L. Warren; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014Executive Summary: Over the last two years fast-food workers have engaged in walkouts and other activities protesting their wages and seeking an increase to $15/hr. Numerous unfair labor practice charges have been filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against restaurant franchisors...
|Must an Employer Modify its Leave of Absence Policy to Ensure Compliance with the ADA?|
Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Executive Summary: When is modification of a no-fault or inflexible leave of absence policy required as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken the position that, absent undue hardship, an employer must...
|Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Affordable Care Act Subsidies|
Tiffany D. Downs; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Executive Summary: On July 22, 2014, two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on the availability of subsidies for health insurance purchased by individuals on Exchanges established by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A three-member panel of the...