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|City of Oakland Joins Two Other California Cities in Mandating Paid Sick Leave|
David Cheng, Allison Saunders Vasquez; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 28, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Executive Summary: On November 4, 2014, voters in the City of Oakland passed a measure mandating paid sick leave for eligible employees. The city has become the third city in California (after San Francisco and San Diego) to require paid sick leave for employees, and follows on the heels of...
|Recent Changes to Maryland Law Give Pregnant Employees and New Parents Enhanced Employment Protections|
Jay R. Fries, Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2014Executive Summary: In 2013, the Maryland legislature passed the Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act requiring employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodation for individuals with a disability "caused or contributed to by pregnancy."...
|OFCCP Announces Issuance of 2,500 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters|
Linda Cavanna, Karen M. Tyler; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014Executive Summary: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that it will mail Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to contractor facilities across the country that have been selected for compliance reviews during the next scheduling cycle.
|How Will Obama's Immigration Actions Impact Employers?|
Geetha Adinita, Vivien Fang Peaden, Mary E. Pivec, Charles A. Roach; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014Executive Summary: On November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration, which will grant work authorization to millions of undocumented workers. In addition, the executive actions seek to boost the economy by streamlining the legal immigration process...
|Unpaid Wage Claims for Pre- and/or Post-Work Activities: Leaving America's Heartland and Coming to a Corporate Environment Near You|
Katherine O'Shea, Williams L. Timothy; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2014Executive Summary: It is nothing new for farms and manufacturing plants to find themselves subject to collective and/or class action lawsuits by employees claiming they should have been paid for time spent "donning and doffing" work clothes and protective gear, either prior to starting or...
|IRS Provides Protection against Upcoming Change in Rollover Rules|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2014Executive Summary: Today, in Announcement 2014-32 (the "Announcement"), the Internal Revenue Service clarified the rules that will apply going forward when an owner of an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) seeks to roll over a distribution when a prior rollover has been made within...
|California Employers Should be Prepared to Comply with California's Law Making Companies Liable for Staffing Company/Labor Contractors' Wage-and-Hour and Other Employment Violations|
David Cheng; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014 Executive Summary: Employers in California should be prepared to comply with the requirements of Assembly Bill No. 1897, which, as discussed in our prior alert, increases liability for most companies who use contract labor for their operations. The law is scheduled to take effect January 1, 2015....
|Dallas Voters Approve City Charter Amendment Prohibiting Discrimination Against City Employees based on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation|
Adam Dougherty; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 11 2014Executive Summary: On November 4, 2014, voters in Dallas approved an amendment to the City Charter to add nondiscrimination protections for LGBT city employees.
|Retail's Best Kept Secret against Non-Employee (Union or Otherwise) Protestors? Property Rights and an Evenly Enforced Policy Restricting Time, Place and Manner|
Katherine Siuta O'Shea, Timothy L. Williams; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014Executive Summary: As the holiday season approaches, non-employee protestors, labor organizers or otherwise, often target retailers in an effort to maximize the reach of their message due to the high foot traffic experienced at retail locations. Repeated and consistent efforts by these non-employee...
|Employer Errors in Dealing with Additional Medicare Tax|
Jeffrey Ashendorf; Ford Harrison LLP;
January 10, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014The IRS has modified two of its "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) relating to the additional 0.9 percent "high-earner" Medicare tax that is required to be withheld starting this year. The modifications address how to deal with withholding errors, and prescribe rules depending...