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HTMLNew Mexico Mandates Human Trafficking Poster for Employers
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 26, 2014
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez approved a law requiring employers to post a notice containing information about the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. The new law, H.B. 181, unanimously passed by both legislative chambers, becomes effective July 1, 2014.

 

HTMLConnecticut to Increase Minimum Wage to $10.10 by 2017
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has signed legislation to increase Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage incrementally to $10.10 over the next three years. The new maximum rate will become effect January 1, 2017.

 

HTMLIRS Issues Guidance for Bitcoin, Other Virtual Currencies in Time for Tax Season
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies must be treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes, the Internal Revenue Service has determined in guidance released on March 25, 2014. IRS Notice 2014-21.

 

HTMLMaryland to Ban Discrimination on Basis of Gender Identity
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a bill banning discrimination on the basis of gender identity, positioning Maryland to join 17 other states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in providing protections from unlawful discrimination to employees based on gender identity. The...

 

HTMLArbitration Agreement Enforceable, Except as to Unpaid Wage Claim, California Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Even though American Arbitration Association rules were not attached to an arbitration agreement and the agreement did not expressly provide for discovery, the California Court of Appeal has found a former employee’s arbitration agreement with his employer was valid and reversed the trial...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Upholds Long-Standing Tax Treatment of Severance Pay
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has held unanimously that severance compensation paid to involuntarily terminated employees is taxable wages subject to FICA (Social Security and Medicare) taxes, sustaining the long-standing position of the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Tax Court and several Federal...

 

HTMLDistrict of Columbia Strengthens Employee Sick and Safe Leave Protections
Teresa Burke Wright; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 21, 2014
A new District of Columbia law has expanded the protections afforded to workers by the D.C. Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008.

 

HTMLEmployer Can Fire Worker Who Refused FMLA Leave for Violating No-Show Policy, Federal Court Rules
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 26, 2014, previously published on March 25, 2014
An employer did not violate the federal Family and Medical Leave Act for terminating an employee for violating its no-show, no-call policy, where the employee elected not to take protected FMLA leave, even though the reason for the employee’s need for time off would have been covered under...

 

HTMLNew Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Whether ‘Watchdog’ Whistleblower Can Claim Retaliatory Discharge
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
The New Jersey Supreme Court will review a terminated company executive’s whistleblower claim to determine whether in allegedly raising concerns about the safety and efficacy of his employer’s products, he would be protected from firing by the state’s Conscientious Employee...

 

HTMLMaking the Most Out of March Madness
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014
With the seasonal turn from winter to spring comes the annual rite of “March Madness” — the competition for the NCAA annual national basketball championship. School spirit abounds as 68 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams compete. Any event with great public interest can...

 


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