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Obamacare's three "affordability" safe harbors
The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is complicated, but generally it requires large employers to provide "affordable" health insurance to their employees (or else pay huge fines). So, what does "affordable" mean? Per the IRS's Q&A sheet , "If an emplo...
The Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") is complicated, but generally it requires large employers to provide "affordable" health insurance to their employees (or else pay huge fines). So, what does "affordable" mean? Per the IRS's Q&A sheet, "If an employee's share of the premium for ...
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Gretchen Carlson sues Roger Ailes of Fox News for sexual harassment and retaliation
Yesterday, Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News ( Complaint here ). Here are a few of the highlights (lowlights?) she alleges: Cover of Getting Real by Gretchen Carlson. Ailes "sabotaged her career because she refused hi...
Ailes "sabotaged her career because she refused his sexual advances." Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy harassed her, mocked her, belittled her, treated her as a "blond female prop," and "pull[ed] down her arm to shush her during a live telecast." Carlson complained and Ailes responded by ...
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How many ways can you violate employment laws in one conversation?
Time for an issue-spotter pop quiz. I'll paraphrase the setup from this CDT article,  Teen fired after asking for the same pay as her male co-worker at a pizza shop  (assuming the facts as-reported are true): A young woman calls her employer to complain tha...
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Quoted in Forbes: One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against FLSA Lawsuits
I've done a few interviews recently regarding the new FLSA overtime regulations ( you can read my whitepaper summarizing the changes here ). Check out TSheets CEO Matt Rissell's latest Forbes article,  One Thing You Can Do Today To Protect Yourself Against ...
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EEOC issues new pregnancy resource documents
Not official use. Yesterday, the EEOC issued two new "resource documents" to address pregnancy under our workplace discrimination laws: Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law Helping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Conditions and Restricti...
Yesterday, the EEOC issued two new "resource documents" to address pregnancy under our workplace discrimination laws: Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law · Helping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Conditions and Restrictions at Work. (The EEOC also issued Equal Pay and the ...
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Fifth Circuit cool with union micro-units
Not official use. Just a quick entry to note the Fifth Circuit's decision in Macy's, Inc. v. NLRB . The Court granted the NLRB's motion to enforce its order certifying a bargaining unit. The bargaining unit consisted of cosmetics and fragrances employees at...
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NLRB on temp workers, bargaining units, and joint employers
In the latest edition of "I'm Too Busy To Write My Own Blog Entry On This, So I'll Just Point You To Someone Else's Content" or "ITBTWMOBETSIJPYTSEC" (I'm considering changing the name of this feature) - Check out Corporate Counel's NLRB Ruling Eases Way fo...
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Quoted in Software Advice: $47,476: How to Prepare Your SMB for the Overtime Rule Change
Check out Brian Westfall's article on Software Advice: $47,476: How to Prepare Your SMB for the Overtime Rule Change . By far, the most important thing is that it includes a quote from me (and I provided some additional consultation) ;-) - but it's also a n...
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Lawffice Links - New and entertaining employment law cases
A few entertaining employment law cases for your enjoyment: Say it ain't so! Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment (and other discrimination) allegations from his former drummer and the drummer's wife . Confession: I'm a closet Eddie Money fan, and even s...
A few entertaining employment law cases for your enjoyment: Say it ain't so! Eddie Money is facing sexual harassment (and other discrimination) allegations from his former drummer and the drummer's wife. Confession: I'm a closet Eddie Money fan, and even saw him in concert circa 1996).
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EEOC on Wellness Programs: Final Rule, Q&A, and Sample Notice
The federal agencies have really been cranking out new rules, guidance, and other resources the past few months. If you haven't seen it yet, check out: EEOC's final rule re: wellness programs and ADA compliance . Here's a decent fly-over from an EEOC press ...
Limited financial and other incentives are permitted as part of voluntary wellness programs under the rule. However, employers may not require employees to participate in a wellness program; may not deny or limit their health coverage for non-participation; may not retaliate against or interfere ...
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Fourth Circuit: Exotic Dancers are Employees
Wage and hour claims from "exotic dancers" (or "strippers" as some people might call them) are surprisingly common. Yesterday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on this topic in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment . The issue was wh...
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Local nurse's religious accommodation claim over vaccine objection
The hospital in which I was born (just over 40 years ago) faces an interesting discrimination lawsuit: Mount Nittany OB nurse sues over vaccination . Fun fact: The hospital has an awesome view of Beaver Stadium. I took this from our room when my daughter wa...
Short version: The hospital required the employee to get a TDAP vaccine, She refused. She was removed from the schedule. A few moths later, the hospital offered her an accommodation - she could not work around babies in the OB/GYN department but could work in another department if she wore a ...
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The latest (not necessarily greatest) case law, statutory law, and current events from the world of employment law. Published by Philip Miles, an attorney in McQuaide Blasko's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group in State College, PA.