I have posted numerous times on the crackdown by numerous States of alleged misclassification of individuals as independent contractors.
With the recent, long-awaited publication on May 18th of the 900-plus page DSM-V, the so-called "Bible" of the American Psychiatric Association (its $100,000,000 publishing baby), there has been the usual battle between and among psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals over its content.
The Maryland Act regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities due to pregnancy was approved by Governor O’Malley late last week and will become effective on October 1, 2013.
Restaurateurs argue the outcome of a New York court case over which Starbucks employees get tips could subject the state’s hospitality industry to devastating liability, while plaintiffs’ lawyers say the bosses see this court battle as an opportunity to cut payrolls by spreading tips to more employees.
Increasingly, there are more and more articles and pundits discussing the aging workforce and the impact that has on employers' operations.
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published
Technical Release No. 2013-02, which provides temporary guidance
addressing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's
(ACA) required notice to employees regarding their coverage options
under state and federally facilitated health insurance exchanges
The EEOC recently issued four revised documents in its disability discrimination "Questions and Answers Series," addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to individuals with (1) cancer, (2) diabetes, (3) epilepsy, and (4) intellectual disabilities.
The District of New Jersey ruled recently that filing a workers’ compensation claim does not qualify as protected activity sufficient to trigger protection from the Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA") or the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD").
On May 20, 2013 the New Jersey Assembly voted 74-0 to pass the social media privacy bill as amended by Governor Chris Christie in his conditional veto.
Believe it or not, how your company is organized can play a significant role in how it is treated for benefit purposes.&
An interim rector at Grace Episcopal Church of Whitestone, a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, grabbed the breasts and kissed a sexton and secretary of the church, the latter of whom was fired when she refused him.
A "former shy bladder sufferer of over 40 years" wrote in to us to address the question as to what "major life activity" is substantially limited by possessing a "shy bladder"? Read her comment:
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently adopted a six-factor test to determine whether a shareholder-director of a company could be considered an "employee" ,,,
The New Jersey legislature has passed a bill requiring employers to allow twenty days of unpaid leave to domestic violence victims in their workforce.
The Department of Labor announced that Goodwill Industries, best known for their donation centers and retail stores, has agreed to settle allegations of systemic discrimination stemming from Goodwill’s selection practices.
Intellectual property is a legal construct referring to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized.
In accordance with its Strategic Enforcement Plan ("SEP"), the EEOC is addressing these issues in a new Question and Answer Series.
Michele Sommer, a Senior HR business partner in the New York area, responded to a critique of a previous post of ours, written by Anthony Vieira, Esq.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) passed in 2008. Since then, most of the discussion benefit plan professionals have had regarding GINA has focused on HIPAA notice requirements and compliance with GINA restrictions in wellness plans.