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|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...
|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 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.
|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.
|Employer Pre-Medical Treatment Notice Policies Called Into Question|
Joseph F. Spitzzeri; Johnson & Bell, Ltd.;
November 13, 2014, previously published on October 2014As of January 2011, FedEx had a company policy that required immediate reporting of workplace injuries whether they required only minor first aid or professional medical treatment. In addition, the FedEx policy required that employees wishing to seek professional medical treatment for a workplace...
|Introducing Occupational Health & Safety Month!|
Rosalie A. Cress; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014This month, we introduce a new series focusing on occupational health and safety (“OH&S”) issues to help employers ensure health and safety in the workplace and avoid penalties under the Workers’ Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the...
|Civil Penalty Increased for Noncompliance with Virginia Workers' Compensation Insurance Laws|
Lisa L. Thatch; Vandeventer Black LLP;
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014The 2014 General Assembly approved an increase in the civil penalty imposed when an employer required to insure under the Workers’ Compensation Act fails to insure. The law change amended section 65.2-805 of the Workers’ Compensation Act, which previously imposed which a civil penalty...
|Sixth Circuit Allows Estate to Recover Double Damages in Private Action, Despite Carrier Reimbursing Conditional Payment Amount to Medicare|
Fineman Krekstein Harris P.C.;
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014A recent case out of the Sixth Circuit, Estate of McDonald v. Indemnity Insurance Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121902 (6th Cir. Sept. 2, 2014), created new precedent in terms of private MSP actions by granting an Estate double damages in an action against a worker’s compensation carrier despite...