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|EEOC Explains LGBT Protections In Existing Law|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014Continuing the recent focus by federal agencies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a publication, “What You Should Know about EEOC and the Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers.”
|TOP TIP: Failure to Comply with FCRA Can Be Costly!|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014Dollar General agreed to pay up to $4.08 million to settle a class action for alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The lawsuit claimed that Dollar General conducted background checks of applicants and made adverse employment decisions without complying with FCRA’s requirements.
|Administration Publishes Fall 2014 Unified Regulatory Agenda|
Harold P. Coxson, Christina M. Crockett, Alfred B. Robinson, David S. Rosner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014We expect 2015 to be a very busy year for actions on new or proposed federal regulations in the absence of congressional legislation. That was confirmed on November 21, 2014, when the administration published its “Unified Regulatory Agenda for Fall 2014” (Fall 2014 Regulatory Agenda)...
|ACA Fees, and Forms, and Delays, Oh My!|
Stephanie Alden Smithey; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 3, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014In the latest round of delays under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Employee Benefits Security Administration recently announced that the deadline for health plans to provide enrollment information to the transitional reinsurance program has been extended to December 5, 2014.
|The 2014 Mid-Term Election Results and What They Mean for Labor and Employment Policy|
Harold P. Coxson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 5, 2014In yesterday’s mid-term elections Republicans gained a substantial majority in the U.S. Senate (52-45) with three states undecided: (1) one “toss-up” state—Louisiana, which is still undecided and in which no candidate received 50 percent of the votes; (2) another...
|Unpaid Internships Receive Poor Report Card from Ontario Ministry of Labour|
Jon Pinkus; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 6, 2014Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Labour released the results of its recent internship inspection blitz, revealing that many internship programs violated the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). In this blitz, the Ministry targeted the advertising, public relations, computer...
|What the Election Results May Mean for Employers|
Richard L. Hackman; Barley Snyder;
November 19, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014Regardless of your political persuasion, employers should be heartened by Tuesday’s election results. As you are painfully aware, employers have borne witness to an increasingly aggressive and overreaching National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Department of Labor (DOL), and Equal Employment...
|Court of Appeal Issues Decision Clarifying the Applicability of Prevailing Wage Law to Offsite Fabrication of Materials|
Rebecca Chaparro, Tyree K. Dorward; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The California Court of Appeal has ruled that fabrication of materials for a public works project is not subject to California’s prevailing wage law if it occurs at a “permanent, offsite manufacturing facility, the location and existence of which is determined wholly without regard to...
|VETS-100 and 100A Veteran Hiring Reports Retired by the Department of Labor|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014The Department of Labor published a final regulation on September 25, 2014 that relieves federal contractors from filing VETS-100 and VETS-100A veterans hiring reports after 2014. The rules that required the VETS-100 Report have been rescinded. The rules requiring the VETS-100A have been replaced...
|2014 Louisiana Legislative Update|
Jacob C. Credeur; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 2, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014The Louisiana 2014 Regular Legislative Session closed on June 9, 2014. In the subsequent weeks, Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law several bills that affect employers. These new laws, which are summarized below, became effective on August 1, 2014.