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|OH&S Month Part 4: The Loneliest Number? Regulations for Employees Working Alone|
Christopher McHardy; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014Many employees work alone or in isolation, whether from time to time or as a regular part of their work. In addition to an employer’s general statutory obligation to ensure a safe work environment under the Workers’ Compensation Act, employers have additional specific obligations to...
|OH&S Month Part 3: Annual Review Of Your Bullying and Harassment Policies|
Donovan Plomp; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The deadline for compliance with WorkSafeBC’s bullying and harassment policies was last November 1, 2013. We’d like to remind all BC employers that certain obligations under the policies require an annual review.
|Commission To Study Costs of Worker’s Compensation Insurance|
William N. Smart, Ralph Suozzo; Morrison Mahoney LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014A May 2014 press release from the New Hampshire Department of Insurance confirms what most of us already know. Worker’s compensation insurance in New Hampshire is expensive. Very expensive. The Oregon Worker’s Compensation Rate Ranking Study concluded that New Hampshire is the...
|Defending Your Client In A Workplace Accident? Don’t Forget Your Workers’ Compensation Colleagues!|
James Gilroy; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
November 27, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014Accidents or injuries involving alleged dangerous products often occur in the workplace. It is basic tort law that an employee on duty is barred from bringing suit against his employer by operation of the Workers’ Compensation Law, provided the employer maintained Workers’ Compensation...
|Compliance Reminder - New Statutory Leaves in Ontario|
Catherine P. Coulter; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014Employers should be aware that effective as of October 29, 2014, statutory leaves of absence in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) will be expanded to include the new “family caregiver leave”, “critically ill child care leave” and...
|Updated New Jersey Poster Required - Minimum Wage Increase Coming!|
Teleicia J. R. Dambreville; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP;
November 20, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014An updated Wage and Hour Law Abstract poster has recently been issued by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The poster now reflects the new minimum wage of $8.38, which is effective January 1, 2015—this is an increase of 13 cents an hour from the current minimum...
|Supreme Court Rejects Dual-Purpose Doctrine in Workers' Compensation Claims|
Nicholas E. Davis, Lawrence C. Davison, Samuel M. Duran, Christopher B. Ermisch, Cynthia C. Felson; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
November 18, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014On Oct. 21, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a ruling that eliminates the application of the dual-purpose doctrine in workers' compensation claims. Under the doctrine, an employee may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits if the injury occurred while the employee was traveling for...
|San Francisco Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase to $15 Per Hour by 2018|
Duane Morris LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014Voters in San Francisco on November 4, 2014, overwhelmingly approved "Proposition J," which amends the Minimum Wage Ordinance San Francisco voters passed in November 2003.
|UK Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules That Overtime Pay Should Be Included in Holiday Pay|
Susan A. Laws, Jenny Wheater; Duane Morris;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014The Employment Appeal Tribunal in the United Kingdom ruled today that in determining "pay" for the purposes of paid holiday entitlement for those undertaking their employment duties in the UK, remuneration for voluntary, non-guaranteed overtime must be taken into account if it forms part...
|San Diego Minimum Wage Ordinance Put On Ice|
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 18, 2014San Diego’s hotly contested minimum wage ordinance has been put on ice until at least 2016. The City Council approved the ordinance in July and then later overrode the mayor’s veto. A petition drive by San Diego business leaders has now succeeded in forcing the issue to the ballot.