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  • Domestic Violence Settlement in Discrimination Case Could Signal Trend

    November 25, 2015

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached a novel settlement with Bon-Ton Stores in a discrimination case brought by a domestic violence victim, which he calls a "model for other employers." Under New York state law, domestic violence victims are a protected class.

  • Missouri Appeals Court Addresses Third Party Harassment Claim Against Parent Company

    November 23, 2015

    A Missouri appeals court has declined to find a parent company liable for the acts of its subsidiary regarding third-party harassment claims under the state civil rights law.

  • Final ACA Implementation Regulations Issued by Trio of Enforcement Agencies

    November 20, 2015

    The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury have jointly published comprehensive final rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which essentially combine and solidify interim rules, several pieces of guidance and Questions and Answers issued since 2010, when the ACA was first enacted.

  • Third Circuit Rules on Employer Liability Regarding Temporary Employees

    November 19, 2015

    The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer using the services of a staffing agency may be held liable under federal and state civil rights laws for racial discrimination claims made by temporary employees.

  • Jail Time for Overtime Violations Sends Message: New York Is Serious About Wage Theft

    November 17, 2015

    The owner of a chain of Papa John's franchises in New York City who failed to pay overtime to his employees has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.

  • E-Verify Records Disposal Is Imminent, System Enhancements Made

    November 13, 2015

    On January 1, 2016, E-Verify must delete transaction records that are more than 10 years old, in accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration's (NARA) retention and disposal schedule. An employer that used E-Verify before December 31, 2005, that wants to keep a record of its case information should download and save the new Historic Records Report by December 31, 2015.

  • EEOC Seeks to Amend Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

    November 12, 2015

    The EEOC has proposed changes to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that will impact employer-sponsored wellness programs. The proposed rule would allow employers that offer wellness programs to offer incentives in exchange for an employee's spouse providing information about his or her health status.

  • Federal Court Blocks Immigration Executive Order Implementation

    November 10, 2015

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court's blocking of the implementation of an Executive Order issued by President Obama in November 2014.

  • Federal Budget Agreement Addresses ACA, OSHA and Pensions

    November 6, 2015

    President Barack Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which repeals the automatic enrollment requirement mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), increases OSHA penalties and addresses employer premiums with respect to pensions.

  • Obama Bans the Box on Federal Job Applications

    November 5, 2015

    President Obama has ordered all federal government agencies to stop asking prospective employees on job applications if they have a criminal record. Obama's "ban the box" announcement involves the box on job applications that candidates are often asked to check off if they have ever been convicted of a crime.

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