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|New California Paid Sick Leave Law May Cause Headaches for Employers|
David L. Cheng, Robert A. Orozco, Allison Vasquez; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014Executive Summary: On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), which provides nearly all employees working in California with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015.
|The Dawn of "Micro-Unions": A Scary Proposition for Employers|
John G. Kruchko, Kevin B. McCoy; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014Executive Summary: Unions can be difficult enough to manage, even for experienced employers. Imagine taking your workforce of 100 employees and dividing them up into 10 different collective bargaining units... represented by 10 different unions... and 10 different collective bargaining...
|Are You Prepared to Deal with Potential Exposure to Ebola in the Workplace?|
Bennet D. Alsher, Amy R. Turci; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014Executive Summary: With the diagnosis of the second Ebola case in the United States on October 12, 2014 - one in which a healthcare worker contracted the lethal disease while performing her job duties - U.S. employers are examining what necessary precautions should be taken to control and prevent...
|California Law Expands Scope of Liability of Employers that Use Labor Contractors|
Jessica Lynn Asbridge, Gordon M. Berger; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014Executive Summary: California employers that hire temporary workers now share liability with staffing agencies for certain violations of the state's labor laws. On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1897, a controversial bill that significantly...
|Brand Protection: The Case for Franchisor Auditing and Enforcement of Franchise Agreement Compliance Clauses|
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014Executive Summary: The recent criminal prosecution of several 7-Eleven franchisees, which arose out of a criminal alien employment investigation, as well as efforts by government agencies to treat franchisors and franchisees as joint employers for the purposes of liability under federal labor and...
|OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing - Federal Contractors Must Act Quickly to Ensure Compliance|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Bari L. Goldstein, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 2, 2014Executive Summary: On September 30, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a newly approved Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. The Itemized Listing, used in conjunction with the Scheduling Letter,...
|VETS Publishes Final Rule on VEVRAA Reporting Requirements|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) has issued its final rule implementing the reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). As discussed in our prior Alert, VETS issued a Notice of...
|Restaurant Franchisors Targeted by NLRB and DOL for Claims They are Joint Employers of Franchisees' Employees|
L. Grant Close, David A. Prather; Ford & Harrison LLP;
September 29, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014Restaurant franchisors are facing efforts from both the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to make them joint employers of franchisees' employees. The Board's efforts have caught the attention of Congress where a House subcommittee held a hearing on the...
|OSHA Announces Final Rule Changing List of Establishments Required to Keep Records and Reporting of Work-Related Injuries|
Frederick L. Warren; Ford & Harrison LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014Executive Summary: On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing the list of establishments required to keep records and reporting of work-related injuries. The new rule goes into effect January 1, 2015.
|Business Associate Agreements May Require Amendment|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
September 4, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014The Omnibus Final Rule (the "Omnibus Rule") under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA"), was issued in January, 2013 effective March 26, 2013, but with a general compliance deadline of September 23, 2013. Compliance with the Omnibus Rule...