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HTMLSame-Sex Marriage: A Practical Guide for Employers
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 7, 2015, previously published on June 29, 2015
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has issued its highly anticipated ruling that states must legally recognize same-sex marriages, what specific impacts will it have on the employment relationship and employee benefits?

 

HTMLProposed USDOL Rule Would Create Millions of Newly Overtime-Eligible Employees
Caroline J. Berdzik, Michael S. Katzen; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 6, 2015, previously published on June 30, 2015
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has finally released its much-publicized and frequently delayed Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which would update the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations concerning who is and is not eligible for overtime pay under federal law. The USDOL...

 

HTMLImpact on Employers After Supreme Court's Ruling of Uphold Key Provision of Affordable Care Act
Sean P. Beiter, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015
In a 6-3 decision issued today, the United States Supreme Court once again upheld President Obama’s signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, keeping the employer mandate in effect for all states - even those without their own health insurance exchange.

 

HTMLUp in Smoke? Colorado's Highest Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use
Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 16, 2015
In a closely watched case involving the use of medical marijuana by an employee, the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the lower courts’ rulings that businesses may fire employees for being under the influence of medical marijuana, even if that use takes place off the job.

 

HTMLControversies on the Rise Between Policyholders, Cyberinsurers, and CGL Insurers
Daniel W. Gerber, John J. Jablonski, Jonathan L. Schwartz; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 2, 2015
With all the high-profile and precedent-setting activity that occurred last month, May might as well be known as Data Breach Coverage Month. It saw the settlement of a landmark online data breach coverage case, the first cyberinsurance coverage ruling, a state supreme court affirming a data breach...

 

HTMLNew York DOL Proposing Rules Addressing Payment of Wages With Payroll Debit Card
Julie P. Apter, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
Several states have limited or regulated employers’ use of debit cards for payment of wages in response to concerns raised by employees and advocacy groups. Most recently, the New York State Department of Labor has published proposed rules addressing the payment of wages by payroll debit...

 

HTMLEEOC Continues With Strategic Enforcement Plan to Protect Transgender Individuals
Julie P. Apter, Caroline J. Berdzik; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 10, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has now sued a Minnesota-based check printing company, alleging that the company illegally discriminated against a transgender employee by not letting her use the women’s restroom. The EEOC has also alleged that the company subjected the...

 

HTMLIs a Threat to Reduce Pay Enough to Establish Actionable Employment Retaliation?
Caroline J. Berdzik, Dove A. E. Burns; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
The question of whether a threat to reduce pay constitutes an adverse employment action is before the Fifth Circuit. Last week, a trucking school asked the Fifth Circuit to uphold a trial court decision dismissing the case on summary judgment, in part due to the fact that while the plaintiff...

 

HTMLStay Granted on Closely Watched Law Banning "Toxic" Children's Products
Aaron J. Aisen, Cheryl A. Possenti, Paul C. Steck; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2015, previously published on May 20, 2015
Manufacturers of children’s products and children’s apparel are able to breathe a little more easily, at least for now, after a federal judge granted a stay on a law banning the sale of products containing any amount of a select list of chemicals in Albany County, New York. Set to...

 

HTMLHostile Work Environment and Retaliation Claims Harder to Defend After Fourth Circuit Ruling
Martha P. Brown, Dove A. E. Burns, Michael F. Lettiero; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 14, 2015
Last week’s decision by the Fourth Circuit in Boyer-Liberto v. Fontainebleau Corp., No. 13-1473 (4th Cir., May 7, 2015) now means that in the Fourth Circuit, a single instance of harassment may create an actionable hostile work environment claim, and that an employee can be protected from...

 


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