Succession and transitional planning is an important and necessary process in any organization, especially where a significant number of employees are nearing retirement.
A discussion on a recent case which deals with the question of whether a broken foot constitute a "critical injury" under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
A recent decision of Arbitrator Randy Levinson found that the Employment Standards Act, 2000 does not require an employer to pay termination pay to disabled employees if the employer wishes to provide written notice of termination instead.
Before adjourning for a week-long recess, lawmakers in both the House and Senate introduced several bills addressing labor union and National Labor Relations Board activity.
The U.S. Department of Labor has targeted a number of industries for allegedly misclassifying employees as independent contractors, and cable companies are one of them.
The DOL's Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued new guidance on the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers provide employees with a notice of their health insurance coverage options.
A bill that would significantly restrict the ability for employers to arbitrate employment disputes was reintroduced in the House and Senate last week.
On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") reached a milestone of sorts as it filed – and then settled – its first complaint ever alleging genetic discrimination under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA").
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent decision not to reconsider a lower court ruling that a hospital was not entitled to immunity under the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 could have important implications for entities seeking protection under this Act.
The battle is underway in Pennsylvania regarding mandatory retirement for Judges.
A summary of significant bills¹ affecting private sector employers in California now pending in the Legislature, and their status in the legislative process.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied certification under Rule 23 of a class of unpaid interns at Hearst Magazines.
Washington State has joined this spring’s flood of password-protection legislation.
The well-publicized citywide fast food walkout in New York City on April 4, followed by another in Chicago on April 24, appear to be just the beginning of efforts to pressure fast food restaurants into paying higher wages.
On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held in "National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. National Labor Relations Board, et al.", No. 12-5068, that the NLRB’s August 2011 rule requiring most private-sector employers to post notices of worker rights violated the free-speech rights of employers under federal labor law—and is therefore invalid.
Employers have until October 1, 2013, to provide notice to current employees of coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace established under the Affordable Care Act.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking input from "individuals, employers, advocacy groups, agency stakeholders and other interested parties" on its Quality Control Plan draft principles.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions recently voted along party lines to advance the nomination of Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled its first lawsuit alleging violations of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.