After a period of declaring unions in America all but dead, corporate America and their lawyers seem to be increasingly concerned lately that employees may come to their senses and begin to organize themselves to protect their interests in the workplace.
French case law generally does not allow dismissals of employees based on facts related to the employees’ private life.
The chorus of the 1980 hit Police song might be the most succinct way of summarising the first set of substantive orders made by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) under the bullying jurisdiction in operation since 1 January 2014.
The disengagement of Highmark and UPMC is looming on the horizon; most of the hospital participation agreements between these two competing healthcare systems end on December 31, 2014.
In recent years, employers have been bombarded by increasing numbers of lawsuits by employees with mental disabilities alleging discrimination and retaliation.
The Administration has issued numerous regulations recently that make additional changes to operational policies, payment provisions, and other standards applicable to health plans and Health Insurance Exchanges (also called Marketplaces) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
At this point, California employers are all too familiar with litigation seeking compensation for preliminary and postliminary activities.
The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance: Limited Non-assessment Periods Under the Final Code § 4980H Regulations
Final regulations under Code § 4980H published in the Federal Register on February 12 include a new term—“limited non-assessment period”—which describes periods for which an applicable large employer (i.e., an employer with an average of 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) will not be subject to liability under Code § 4980H under circumstances where liability would otherwise attach.
What can you do when you discover that a former employee is hurting your business by working for a competitor?
In another attempt to stimulate the earning power of middle class Americans, President Obama recently took a bold move and issued a memo to his Secretary of Labor, telling him to tighten the regulations creating exemptions so that more workers will be eligible for overtime premium pay.