All Items: Employee Management

  • Massachusetts AG Issues Proposed Paid Sick Leave Regulations

    01 May 2015

    The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has released several proposed regulations related to the new paid sick leave law taking effect July 1, 2015.

  • Courts Will Make Sure EEOC Tries to Resolve Discrimination Claims Before Filing a Lawsuit

    29 April 2015

    In EEOC v Mach Mining, the Supreme Court ruled that federal courts have limited powers to review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's attempts to end alleged instances of discrimination through informal methods before filing a lawsuit.f

  • EEOC Secures $14.5 Million Race Bias Settlement

    28 April 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement with Texas-based multistate oil-drilling company Patterson-UTI in a race and national origin discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuit. The allegations involved workplaces throughout the country.

  • District of Columbia Increases Inspections, Ensures Wage Theft Law Compliance

    24 April 2015

    The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) has launched an outreach program called the "Zip Code Project" in order to ensure employer implementation of, and compliance with, District of Columbia employment laws, including the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act.

  • Georgia Legalizes Medical Marijuana With Pro-Employer Provisions

    22 April 2015

    Georgia has become the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana in small amounts. On April 16, Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that immediately permits the use of the drug to treat eight serious health conditions. However, the new law does not protect medical marijuana users from employment discrimination.

  • Tennessee Clarifies "Guns in Trunks" Law

    21 April 2015

    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that changes the state's "Guns in Trunks" law.

  • EEOC Issues Proposed Rules on Wellness Programs

    20 April 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that elaborates on how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer wellness programs. The EEOC invites employers and other interested parties to submit comments on the proposed rules.

  • Ford Not Required to Grant Employee Telecommuting Request, 6th Circuit Rules

    17 April 2015

    A divided full panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Ford Motor Company did not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it decided not to allow an employee with irritable bowel syndrome to telecommute four days a week.

  • SEC Announces First Whistleblower Action Addressing Confidentiality

    07 April 2015

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated a first-of-its-kind enforcement action intended to regulate confidentiality provisions in a workplace agreement that could potentially stifle whistleblowers.

  • EEOC Proposed Rules on ADA, ACA and Wellness Programs in the Works

    31 March 2015

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted on March 20 to send a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with respect to employer-sponsored wellness programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.

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