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The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2016 edition)

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For the past four Noels, I've concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. Some musical accompaniment). yearly top 10

Penalties for employment law violations just increased … again

HR Morning

The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), for the second time in just six months, are raising the penalties for employment law violations. . The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $163 to $166 for each separate offense — that’s after a jump from $110 this past summer. Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter Pay and Benefits dol erisa FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) OSHA penalties violations

Here’s why employment law violations are going to start costing even more

HR Morning

The FMLA penalty for violating the law’s posting requirements will increase from $110 to $163 for each separate offense. It’s increasing the penalties for employers who knowingly employ an unauthorized worker and employers who commit other immigration-related violations. Example: The minimum penalty for knowingly employing an unauthorized worker will increase from $375 to $539 per worker. Employment Law In this week's e-newsletter ada dol eeoc erisa FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) penaltiesWhat’s behind all of this? .

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The “Candy Cane Children” Edition #ELBC

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People seem to like lists, so here’s one to kick off this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival. So, for this month’s Carnival, I present employment law according to the greatest band of the last 20 years, the White Stripes. Don’t be a rat to your employer (current or former) by blabbing this stuff. The 1960s — The Beatles (with apologies to the Rolling Stones).

?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

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While we have countless country and labour laws protecting our interests based on not only culture but societal needs, newer countries to the stage offer their own challenges as lawyers and HR professionals work to foster aligning business practices globally without offending the needs of specific cultures and their inherent identity. fully global employment law does not exist.

Midyear Employment Law Update White Paper

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Download the 2015 Midyear Employment Law Update now! California’s mandatory paid sick leave law is the story of the year. On July 1, employers had to start providing the benefit to employees. The governor also signed “clean up” amendments to the law that were effective on July 13. It’s already been a busy year with several noteworthy developments that demand employers’ attention. CalChamber’s 2015 Midyear Employment Law Update white paper recaps noteworthy employment law developments, such as important rulings in discrimination and harassment cases.

Know What’s New for 2016 by Attending CalChamber’s Employment Law Updates Seminar

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Governor Brown signed significant employment-related legislation into law for 2016. For clear explanations of your employer obligations, take a seat at one of CalChamber’s 2016 Employment Law Updates seminars in January. Join our employment law experts for a comprehensive review and discussion of recent legislation, including changes to California’ gender wage equality laws and employee leave protections, amendments to the paid sick leave law, enhanced enforcement powers for the Labor Commissioner and much more.

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

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In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak. the normal statute of limitations on employment claims. Wentworth Group. jury awarded them $2.5

Is New Jersey trying to out “California” California with new employment laws?

The Employer Handbook

In Cuevas , two plaintiffs filed an action under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) claiming that they were victims of race-based discrimination, a hostile work environment, and retaliatory firings. But, the employer felt that the award broke the mold, so to speak. the normal statute of limitations on employment claims. Wentworth Group. jury awarded them $2.5

The Importance of Training Managers on Fed and State Labor and Employment Laws

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<www.chicagobookclinic.org> …So this morning I was reading the DOL website and came across this piece highlighting a $275k plus back wages settlement levied against Staples Contract and Commercial for failing to properly notify an executive of his right to take job protected leave under the  Family and Medical Leave Act  prior to discharging his employment. Happy Friday, Rory.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2014)

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For the past two Noels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). Some musical accompaniment) On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me a lawsuit for my company. On the fifth day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. Merry Christmas

Employment Laws: Where Employees Work or Live – Ask #HR Bartender

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We’ve answered questions before related to employment laws about giving notice and final paychecks. He is telling us that, due to California law, the company owes him the accrued PTO. As a general rule, what employment laws apply to an employee? Paris] It could be any of the above or all of the above plus don’t forget about federal laws. Final question.

Employment Law Blog Carnival: The Wreck of the Old 97 Edition #ELBC#ELBC

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Regardless the reason, my favorite band gets billing as the honoree of this month’s Employment Law Blog Carnival, as we look at the month’s best blog posts through the swarthy lens of some of the Old 97’s best songs. Employment Essentials has some suggestions, in The EEOC Asks: Is Your Corporate Wellness Program Really Voluntary? Dill at Walcheske & Luzi, in Wisconsin Supreme Court Adds New Twist to Restrictive Covenant Law , and Heather Bussing at HR Examiner, in People Are Not Trade Secrets , offer some suggestions. Narcotics and one-night stands. Jesse R.

Five Employment law highlights from around the country

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act which goes into effect September 1, 2015. It amends the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit employers from requesting or using an individual’s consumer credit history in making employment decisions. Five news items to pay attention to in HR.

Employment Law Implications of Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s Death

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4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

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There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. 1. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. Changes in marijuana laws.

Oh, it’s on! Class-action waivers to be first Supreme Court employment-law heavyweight battle of 2017

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Among other things, the FAA allows an employer and employee to agree that all employment-related claims between them will be arbitrated (as opposed to heard in court, with a jury). These The Fifth and Eighth Circuits have agreed with employers. ” The fight card. Cue  music ]. In the red corner, we have the Federal Arbitration Act. It’s the FAA versus the NLRA.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2015 Edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past threeNoels, I published “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” As this has become a year-end tradition at the blog, I’m sharing it again (with updated links). On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the third day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

Our day at Epcot: Food, characters and, yes, an employment-law lesson

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Epcot Employment Law: The “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” I promised you an employment-law lesson. You see, making employment decisions based on these protected classes is usually unlawful. Remember Hank the Septopus from Disney’s Finding Dory ? found his missing tentacle. And, my son ate it! Let’s hear it for the boy ! Probably.

That’s What They Said: “Justice Scalia’s impact on HR and employment law”

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” Me? I’m an employment lawyer whose blogging arsenal consists of strikethroughs , overused Vince McMahon references , and fart jokes. Frankly, I can imagine only one way that our names would ever be in the same sentence: “Eric, do you think that Justice Scalia ever read The Employer Handbook blog?” I really need to create a new meme. ” “No.”

Employment Lawyers Say Trump’s Pick to Head DOL Is Highly Qualified

HR Daily Advisor

Acosta, who is currently dean of the Florida International University (FIU) College of Law, is well-qualified for the position, experts say. He has a deep understanding of labor and employment issues and if confirmed, should be able to hit the ground running, she said. For employers, the last-minute switch probably has few policy implications. Employment Law President Trump

SCOTUS Nominee ‘Excellent’ Choice for Employers

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Supreme Court’s vacant seat may be good news for employers, according to employment law attorneys. Gorsuch is known for adhering to the letter of the law, which means he won’t be creating any new rights through judicial activism, according to John Husband , a senior partner at Holland & Hart in the judge’s hometown of Denver. He follows the law to a T.

Why your control employees must care about employment laws

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Like most things in the law, the answer is, “It depends” on the law about which you are concerned. There are also potential common law claims under states law (e.g., If it’s discrimination liability, there is no issue for the individuals under since Title VII and the other federal employment discrimination laws, none of which provide for any individual liability. Here is the part, however, to which Ohio employers must pay attention. Related Stories Company expands leave benefits for working mom, but what about the dads?!

9 questions employees have about ACA – and how to answer them

HR Morning

Even under the Trump administration, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still a real, enforceable law. While he has promised to “repeal and replace” the ACA, all he has done so far is sign an executive order that directs federal agencies to grant certain exemptions from the law, as well as waive any requirements that they’re able to by law. What is this form?

Infographic Thursday: The Staggering Costs of FLSA Non-Compliance to U.S. Employers

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Check out this great infographic from G&A Partners highlighting the costs of FLSA non-compliance to employers in 2014. Infographic Thursday Labor and Employment Law Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA hr human resources As always, if you like this infographic then follow its author here. Best, Rory.

Could you legally fire Colin Kaepernick if he worked for you?

HR Morning

And it has led a lot of employers to ask: Can workers who engage in such political protests be punished? If you’re a private employer, you can punish workers for engaging in protests similar to Kaepernick’s if the protests violate an organizational rule or expectation, and/or causes a disruption in the business, or paints the organization in a negative light. Social media.

HIPAA audits on the rise: The violation you need to focus on now

HR Morning

That was the stark warning given by Employment Attorney Jason Sheffield at the 29th Annual Benefits Forum & Expo in Nashville. Part of the problems is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality that’s pervasive among many employers. Of course that’s a faulty assumption in many cases, and employers can wind up owing a lot of money for having that mentality. penalty.

Get an early start: 5 ACA reporting changes for next year

HR Morning

Immediately after this year’s reporting season ended, the IRS went to work switching some things up on employers for next year. This year, non-compliance penalties could be waived if an employer showed it made a “good faith” effort to comply with the regulations and deadlines. Talk about no rest for the weary. What changed? New COBRA-related coding.

New Year, New Laws to Comply With

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Employers will need to be aware of significant changes. As we head toward the new year, don’t forget there are several new laws affecting California employers in 2017. CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California employers.

Trump this: 5 bold predictions for how he’ll impact HR

HR Morning

Here you’re going to get five bold predictions on what President Trump likely will do that will impact HR professionals and their employers. . Here are five bold predictions for how Trump will change the HR/employment landscape: 1. As a result, employers should stay the course and gear up for the December 1 compliance deadline. Trump impact level: Low. 2. 22, 2017.

Under Trump, EEOC Will Focus on Job Growth

HR Daily Advisor

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will retain its core values, President Trump’s pick for acting chair told employers Thursday that the commission will, at the president’s direction, focus on job growth. “It is a new day and to the extent [we can] help foster employment opportunity and economic growth … that is something that we will be focused on,” Victoria A.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

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Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Fortunately, it’s not too late to learn more about these and other noteworthy new laws. On January 29, CalChamber’s annual employment law updates webinar reviews new requirements, relevant court cases from 2014, as well as pending court cases and regulatory changes. Webinar:  2015 Employment Law Updates.

7 facts every HR manager should know about wrongful discharge

HR Morning

In today’s litigious workplace atmosphere, employers need to be mindful of the possibility of wrongful-discharge lawsuits from employees who have been let go — and are angry about it. If an employer terminates an employee, even one who is at-will, in violation of federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws, that’s illegal.

11 remarkable overtime rule tips from DOL insider

HR Morning

former DOL administrator recently opened a lot of employers’ eyes with what she had to say about the new rule. . So she has a unique handle and perspective on how the new overtime rule will be enforced and how employers can go about complying with it. She’s now an employment law attorney with the firm Littler Mendelson, P.C. Think $913, not $47,476.