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Supreme Court: Fiduciaries Have Ongoing Duty to Monitor Investments
Unlawful Genetic Test Used to Try to Catch Troublemakers
N.J.: 'Ban the Box' Law Takes Effect
Coordinating Wellness Requirements Under ADA and GINA Cloudy
Ruling: Plan Documents Govern Discretion to Deny Claims
Litigation over DAPA Action Stalls
SEC Proposes Pay-Versus-Performance Rule
Profane Facebook Rant Was Protected, Concerted Activity
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Flexwork Policies on the Rise, Participation Lagging
By Roy Maurer 1/30/2015
For the past two years, I have told you the story about the "Jewish Guy Who Wears a Chai." I am retelling the final version of the story this year, but with some additional information. Here we go!
You walk into your building, and you see that holiday decorations are everywhere. You pass by a beautiful pine Christmas tree elegantly decorated. A co-worker responds: “The tree is inappropriate to the workplace.”
Replace Candy Crush high score with email contacts on a personal iPhone used for work (BYOD), and you have the issue that a federal court in Texas recently tackled.
This case presents a set of facts not unlike those which could easily arise in your workplace.
Pregnancy discrimination is focus for new EEOC chairwoman
After a high-level executive with a 2-year-old son told her manager she was trying to get pregnant, the manager said a pregnancy could interfere with her job responsibilities, and two weeks later demoted her to a position that paid less and had no supervisory duties.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) went after the employer, concluding that the demotion’s timing and the manager's actions amounted to unlawful discrimination.
Social media use continues to increase exponentially. This increase has been accompanied by the increased interest in regulation of social media influenced employment decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Social media posts frequently reach thousands of people. Employers are concerned, and rightfully so.
In addition to choosing candidates for federal, state and local offices on Nov. 4, voters in many states will be tasked with addressing several important public-policy questions.
In Massachusetts, voters will be asked to decide whether employers should be required to provide paid sick leave to employees. Minimum-wage measures have been certified to appear on the ballots in five states.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015. This bill creates new Labor Code section 2810.3, which applies to most companies with 25 or more employees that obtain or are provided workers to perform work within their “usual course of business” from companies that provide workers. The new law makes such companies liable for:
When a former employee of a Domino’s Pizza store in California filed a sexual harassment complaint in 2009, she decided to sue a variety of different parties. This included not only the franchisee and her former supervisor, but also the franchisor.
The dispute ultimately made its way to the California Supreme Court. In August, the court ruled that franchisors are liable in such cases only if they have day-to-day control over relevant employment matters (Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza LLC, Calif., No. S204543 (Aug. 28, 2014)).
Despite continuing efforts to rein in rising health care costs, roughly half of large U.S. employers will begin to hit the thresholds triggering the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) excise tax on high-value plans in 2018, and the percentage is expected to rise significantly in subsequent years, according to an analysis by consultancy Towers Watson.