All Items: Employee Management

  • July 1 Brings New Employment Law Requirements

    Date:
    02 July 2015

    Many new employment laws took effect on July 1, 2015. The laws range from Mississippi's new texting while driving law to the new OSHA HazCom requirements affecting manufacturer labels.

  • Supreme Court Rules States Can't Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    Date:
    26 June 2015

    The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that the Constitution requires all states to license same-sex marriages and to recognize such marriages when they were lawfully licensed and performed out of state. The Court's historic holding clears the way for same-sex marriage nationwide in finding that same-sex couples cannot be denied the benefits that are afforded to opposite-sex couples.

  • Oregon Paid Sick Leave Law Enacted

    Date:
    25 June 2015

    On June 22, Oregon became the fourth state (behind Connecticut, California and Massachusetts) to enact a paid sick leave law. Employers fortunately have time to become compliant as the law does not take effect until January 1, 2016, and most civil penalties applicable to employer violations of the law will not be assessed until after January 1, 2017. Penalties associated with provisions prohibiting retaliation and employer absence control policies will not be assessed until after January 1, 2016.

  • Louisiana Governor Signs Amendments to Drug Testing Law

    Date:
    18 June 2015

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed amendments into law that create a framework for conducting drug testing of an employee's hair.

  • Paid Leave Expansion Funds Offered by DOL

    Date:
    17 June 2015

    In support of the Obama Administration's commitment to expand American workers' access to paid leave, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced this week that it is offering $1.25 million in grants to help state and local policymakers study the feasibility of developing paid leave programs on a national scale.

  • EEOC Secures $1 Million Settlement Against United Airlines

    Date:
    16 June 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has agreed to a million dollar settlement in a hotly contested disability discrimination lawsuit against United Airlines that garnered national attention.

  • Feds Set New Roadmap for Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Sector

    Date:
    12 June 2015

    Six federal agencies recently issued new standards for fostering diversity and inclusion in banks, mortgage companies and other employers regulated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

  • OSHA Issues Guidance on Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

    Date:
    05 June 2015

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published guidance for employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers based on OSHA's sanitation standard, which requires that all covered employers provide employees with sanitary and available toilet facilities.

  • GAO Issues Report on Contingent Workforce

    Date:
    03 June 2015

    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the contingent workforce, which examines the state of part-time workers, those employed by temporary staffing agencies and independent contractors in the workforce.

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch in Religious Bias Case

    Date:
    02 June 2015

    In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, the Supreme Court has ruled that a Muslim woman can move forward with her religious discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The woman, who wears a hijab, claimed she was denied a job because of the company's appearance policy.

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