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HTMLCompliance Reminder - New Statutory Leaves in Ontario
Catherine P. Coulter; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
Employers 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...

 

HTMLUpdated New Jersey Poster Required - Minimum Wage Increase Coming!
Teleicia J. R. Dambreville; Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 20, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
An 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...

 

HTMLSupreme 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;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
On 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...

 

HTMLUK Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules That Overtime Pay Should Be Included in Holiday Pay
Susan A. Laws, Jenny Wheater; Duane Morris;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 4, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLSan Francisco Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase to $15 Per Hour by 2018
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Voters in San Francisco on November 4, 2014, overwhelmingly approved "Proposition J," which amends the Minimum Wage Ordinance San Francisco voters passed in November 2003.

 

HTMLSan Diego Minimum Wage Ordinance Put On Ice
Christopher W. Olmsted; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 14, 2014, previously published on October 18, 2014
San 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.

 

HTMLEmployer Pre-Medical Treatment Notice Policies Called Into Question
Joseph F. Spitzzeri; Johnson & Bell, Ltd.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 13, 2014, previously published on October 2014
As 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...

 

HTMLIntroducing Occupational Health & Safety Month!
Rosalie A. Cress; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 11, 2014, previously published on October 16, 2014
This 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...

 

HTMLCivil Penalty Increased for Noncompliance with Virginia Workers' Compensation Insurance Laws
Lisa L. Thatch; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
The 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...

 

HTMLSixth Circuit Allows Estate to Recover Double Damages in Private Action, Despite Carrier Reimbursing Conditional Payment Amount to Medicare
Fineman Krekstein Harris P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 2, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
A 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...

 


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