Jun 29, 2013

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Hancock Helps Employers Avoid Legal Landmines
Memphis Daily News
Jonathan Hancock, partner and shareholder in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC's labor and employment practice group, feels fortunate to have been instructed in employment law by current Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. while ...
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Supreme Court's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Ruling: Employee Benefit ...
The National Law Review
DOMA's definitions of "spouse" and "marriage" control more than 1,000 federal laws in which marital or spousal status is addressed, including the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Consolidated Omnibus ...
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Chancellor's 'shares for rights' plan flops
Financial Times
Only a handful of companies have inquired about George Osborne's plan to allow workers to swap shares for employment rights since the scheme came into law in April, in a sign that the chancellor's pet project has flopped. The business department told ...
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Wrongful Death Alleged in California Labor Lawsuit
Atascadero, CA: Many people have heard of wrongful termination and similar California labor lawsuits, but a recently filed California labor law claim alleges that a woman's employment resulted in the death of her baby. Specifically, she alleges that ...
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These are the families that challenged the law banning domestic partner benefits
Michigan Radio
Governor Rick Snyder signed the Public Employee Domestic Partner Benefit Restriction Act into law in December of 2011. It banned employers from providing benefits to gay and lesbian partners (non-related adults) of employees. At the time, Gov. Snyder ...
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Disabled employee always calling in sick?
Business Management Daily
by The HR Specialist: Texas Employment Law on June 28, 2013 4:00pm in Employment Law,FMLA Guidelines,Human Resources. Disabled employees may be entitled to some time off as an accommodation, but there are limits. If an employee is constantly ...
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Hess releases new law information
Spencer Daily Reporter
Iowa law will now require all school employees to undergo a check of the sex offender registry, child abuse registry and the dependent adult abuse registry prior to employment. For current employees, school districts are required to establish a policy ...
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House bill would change PPACA definition of full-time employee
Business Insurance
Legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on Friday would ease the health care reform law's definition of a full-time employee, shielding more employers from a stiff financial penalty imposed by the law. Under the Patient Protection and ...
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Laws offer little protection to displaced workers
Calgary Herald
Alberta law doesn't require businesses to continue to pay workers if their premises are closed due to the recent flooding. But provincial officials are calling on employers and employees to be reasonable given the difficult circumstances. "This is a ...
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Senate Passes Immigration Reform
The National Law Review
Luis focuses his practice on immigration and refugee law, international law, civil liberties, and international trade and finance. He has first chair trial experience in a wide variety of employment and immigration-based cases, as well as I-9 audits ...
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Two Supreme Court rulings raise the bar for worker lawsuits
Kansas City Star
"These are stricter standards for workers and their lawyers to meet," said Timothy Davis, an employment law attorney in Kansas City with the firm of Constangy Brooks & Smith. "Employers should be happy with what's going on and should expect the ...
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After 75 Years, Minimum Wage Protections Still Elude Home Care Workers
Huffington Post
As explained in a report from the National Employment Law Project, the law's authors had intended to exempt only casual jobs like babysitting, but because the U.S. Labor Department defined "companionship" too broadly, the exemption ballooned to include ...
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In California, Even Workers Who Prove Wage Theft Don't Get Their Money
It's also nearly impossible for California workers to fight, because even those cheated employees who take the time and risk to pursue their legal rights and win a judgment from the state government rarely receive the pay they're owed. Workers ...
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Private companies grapple with Supreme Court's DOMA decision
Washington Post
Because employment benefits are regulated by both state and federal laws, it is unclear what changes, if any, must be made by companies in the 37 states that do not recognize gay marriage. In those states, employees with same-sex spouses may be ...
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NYC passes sick-day law
Staffing Industry Analysts (registration)
The New York City Council overrode a veto by Mayor Bloomberg Thursday and passed a law providing workers with sick days. The bill requires businesses with 20 or more employees to provide five paid sick days to their employees beginning April 1.
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DC Law Firm Settles EEOC Pregnancy Bias Suit
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 3:06 PM ET) -- Washington-based law firm James E. Brown & Associates PLLC has agreed to settle the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's lawsuit accusing the firm of revoking a job offer it made to an ...
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Quick Appeal In Hearst Interns' Wage Suit Gets Judge's OK
Law360 (subscription)
U.S. District Judge Harold Baer granted a bid by former interns Xuedan Wang and Erin Spencer to certify for interlocutory appeal his May 7 ruling refusing to certify a class on their New York Labor Law and denying them partial summary judgment on the ...
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Olson introduces bill to protect employees from Obamacare impacts
Your Houston News
Todd Young (IN-9), introduced legislation to protect American workers from a damaging provision in the Obamacare health law. In a show of conservative strength, 111 other members of Congress are also cosponsors. The definition of a full-time employee ...
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Central Valley fast food firm forks over $100K for bias
Business Management Daily
by The HR Specialist: California Employment Law on June 29, 2013 10:00am in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources. Merced-based Alia Corp., which owns 20 McDonald's franchises in the Central Valley, will pay $100,000 to settle a former ...
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Cleaners' law change proposals get even messier
National Business Review
That's because the Helen Clark-led government amended the Employment Relations Act to ensure "vulnerable workers" don't get fired or lose terms and conditions when one cleaning contractor replaces another. You can fire the cleaning company but not the ...
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Texas High Court Takes Up Union Carbide Asbestos Case
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Dallas (June 28, 2013, 6:59 PM ET) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Union Carbide Corp.'s claim it should be able to avoid an asbestos exposure suit involving a former employee, with the company saying the man failed to ...
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Michigan ban on domestic partner benefits blocked
The Detroit News
U.S. District Court Judge David M. Lawson issued an injunction Friday against the law, which bans public entities such as cities, school districts and others from giving health insurance to domestic partners of employees, calling the law unconstitutional.
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CIMA promotes gender equality at work
Cayman Net News
CIMA hosted the mandatory training session at Camana Bay for its entire staff on the Gender Equality Law, 2011, which addresses discrimination in employment, training and recruitment on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy or gender. Experts ...
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Autumn Smith: Conflict of interest and trust
Battle Creek Enquirer
Individuals, families and businesses do not know the whereabouts of someone, who by law, is required to accurately report their residence and employment within the 10 day time frame as required by law. At bare minimum — and even taken by itself ...
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Debate over minimum wage reignites decades-old arguments
Los Angeles Times
The example at hand is the minimum wage law. The federal minimum wage celebrated its 75th birthday last week. The wage was enacted as part of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which arrived in 1938 just as the New Deal was running out of steam.
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Employment & Industrial Relations Newsletter, June 2013
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
In this newsletter we have considered two key decisions in employment law relating to general protections disputes and reasonable management action. In addition, we have prepared an article outlining some of the major changes that take effect on 1 July ...
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New law may be bad for business
Coeur d'Alene Press
One of the councilmen was so excited when it looked like it was going to pass, he moved to give full rights to all domestic partners of employees that work for the city, but had to be told "we have to vote on the ordinance first." Listening to the ...
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NC first state to drop federal unemployment aid
Press of Atlantic City
Other states this year cut unemployment benefits and restricted eligibility, but none included drops in weekly benefits, said George Wentworth of the National Employment Law Project advocacy group. All states are aware of the no-reduction provision ...
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Launching A Startup? Make A Clean Legal Break From Your Employer First
Many employment contracts contain provisions that can make it difficult for entrepreneurs to pursue their startups unfettered. It's important to address those issues now before you quit your job. The areas most likely to cause problems pertain to ...
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Concern Mounts about Mandatory Retirement Age Policies at Accounting Firms
Accounting Today
A 1967 law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, prohibits mandatory retirement ages for employees at most types of businesses, but partnerships such as accounting firms are typically exempted on the theory that business owners can't discriminate ...
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On minimum wage, Mr. President, it's your sole decision
Press TV
June 25th marked the 75th anniversary of the federal minimum wage law in the United States, known as the Fair Labor Standards Act. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed this legislation, his vision was to ensure a "fair day's pay for a fair ...
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Dunkin' Donuts franchisees seek to change state tip law
Boston Globe
"Don't have this law stand between customers and the low-level supervisors for whom tips are often intended," said Dan Field, a lawyer at Boston law firm Morgan, Brown & Joy who represents employers in labor and employment lawsuits. Field was also a ...
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John Florez: Affirmative action gets refocused
Deseret News
Prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination against minorities was rampant; the law prohibited discrimination in employment and in public accommodations. It prohibited preferential treatment. Affirmative action as a program was unknown until ...
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Daniel Borenstein: Retired sanitary district manager's $50000-a-year spike ...
Contra Costa Times
Employees in all four counties sued to block the law's Jan. 1 implementation. They argue that they were promised they could spike their pensions. But the Contra Costa system's attorney has said that they are not entitled to boosts that violate the past ...
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Domestic violence: A courageous victim makes a difference
San Jose Mercury News
A 2011 study by the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center's Project SURVIVE found that nearly 40 percent of survivors in California reported either being fired or fearing termination due to domestic violence. There ought to be a law, but there isn't.
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1 member of broadwater county commission sues other 2 commissioners
Helena Independent Record
"My only comment on this pending litigation is that as county attorney, I have confidence that the county has acted in accordance with MCA and state/federal employment law protections, after careful consultation with MACo general counsel," Bosse said.
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Guns In Cars Bill Takes Effect Monday
(Memphis, TN) Starting Monday, a Tennessee law that allows gun permit holders to have their guns in cars will be on the books. But it remains unclear if employers can block employees from leaving the guns in cars in work parking lots if the employer ...
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Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Who's Who Legal ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
Zinober is co-chair of the Labor & Employment practice. He specializes in traditional labor management relations law, including the representation of employers in connection with unfair labor practice and representation case proceedings before the ...
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Marc Bolland among chiefs tackling red tape
The business department said yesterday that the review of EU legislation will focus on rules including those relating to health and safety, employment law and company registration. Michael Fallon, business minister, said that the government believed in ...
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July and August Filing and Notice Deadlines for Qualified ... - JD Supra
By King & Spalding
Deadline for plan administrator to file Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan) for prior year. This deadline is extended 2 ½ months if the plan administrator files Form 5558. Retirement Plans. Health and Welfare Plans.
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The Membership Outreach Subcommittee is pleased to announce a new resource for the Labor and Employment Law Section's membership. We will be ...
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