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  • EEOC Files Suit Against Ruby Tuesday for Sex Discrimination Against Men

    30 January 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday alleging sex discrimination against male employees.

  • DC Wage Theft Measure Set to Take Effect Soon

    29 January 2015

    Legislation establishing new employee notice requirements for employers in the District of Columbia is projected to take effect on February 26, according to the District's Department of Employment Services.

  • Job Vacancies Report Suggests 30-Day Tipping Point for US Job Postings

    28 January 2015

    Over half of all US job vacancies that are not filled within 30 days will remain open for three months or more, according to a new report released by job search website Indeed.

  • Supreme Court Sides With Employer in ERISA Dispute

    27 January 2015

    The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that a group of retired employees are not necessarily entitled to permanent, contribution-free health care benefits. Writing for the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas said, "Employers or other plan sponsors are generally free under ERISA at any time to adopt, modify or terminate welfare plans."

  • OSHA Form 300A Deadline Approaching

    26 January 2015

    Employers subject to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements must post Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, by February 1. The form should remain posted until April 30.

  • Sick Pay Reporting on New Form 8922 Clarified by IRS

    23 January 2015

    The IRS has issued Notice 2015-6 to address several issues concerning the new Form 8922, Third-Party Sick Pay Recap, released last year.

  • OSHA Issues Largest Punitive Award in a Federal Railroad Safety Act Retaliation Claim

    22 January 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which enforces over 20 different whistleblower statutes, has issued the largest ever punitive damages award in a retaliation claim under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).

  • Paid Sick Leave Prominent in State of the Union Address

    21 January 2015

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama urged Congress to pass a law that would require most employers to provide up to seven days of paid sick leave. He said, "We're the only advanced country on Earth that doesn't guarantee paid sick leave or paid maternity leave to our workers." On January 15, the President signed an executive order directing federal agencies to provide up to six weeks of paid sick leave to federal workers with a new child.

  • Vermont Notice of Potential Layoffs Act Now in Effect

    20 January 2015

    On January 15, 2015, the Vermont "mini-WARN" law went into effect. The Vermont Notice of Potential Layoffs Act adds state-level notification requirements to the current requirements under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

  • Florida Partners With Federal Government to Enforce Employee Classification Laws

    16 January 2015

    The Florida Department of Revenue has agreed to coordinate with the US Department of Labor (DOL) in its efforts to prevent the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.

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