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Employers Can Now Stand Firmly On Not Paying Employees For The Cost Of Slip-Resistant Shoes
To avoid slip and fall accidents, BJ's required its restaurant employees to wear black, slip-resistant, closed-toe shoes. Employees were not required to wear a specific brand, style or design of shoes. Employees were permitted to wear their shoes outside of work.
United States
24 Jul 2019
California's Meal And Rest Break Rules For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Remain Preempted By Federal Law . . . For Now
Signaling another positive development for interstate motor carriers operating in California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the "Central District")
United States
28 May 2019
"Panic Button" Laws Make Their Way Across The U.S.
Last August, we wrote about a Chicago ordinance requiring hotel employers to, among other things, equip hotel employees assigned to work in guestrooms or restrooms with portable emergency
United States
27 May 2019
New York City Council Passes Legislation Banning Marijuana Testing Of Job Applicants
On April 9, 2019, New York's City Council passed legislation, available here, which will prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to submit to testing for (THC)...
United States
2 May 2019
HIMSS19 Kicks-Off Addressing Leading Topics In Healthcare Information Technology
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) kicked-off its annual global conference this week in Orlando, Florida ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
OCR Seeks Ideas On HIPAA Rule Changes To Promote Value-Based Care And Coordinated Care
The Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") issued a request for information ("RFI") to assist OCR in identifying provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
United States
19 Dec 2018
California Supreme Court Confirms Validity Of Meal Period Waivers For Healthcare Employees
On December 10, 2018, the California Supreme Court handed down its unanimous decision in Gerard, et al. v Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, affirming the Court of Appeal ruling that voluntary meal
United States
18 Dec 2018
Patient Empowerment Through Technology Is Focus Of ENGAGE Conference
This follows the blog article posted November 28, "Connection and Innovation Take Center Stage at the Patient ENGAGE Conference" and is the second feature ...
United States
12 Dec 2018
Midterms Bring New Focus To Healthcare
Tuesday's midterm elections showed that healthcare is now a top issue among voters, according to exit polls.
United States
15 Nov 2018
New Jersey Department Of Labor And Workforce Development Issues Proposed Regulations For The New Jersey Sick Leave Act
As detailed previously here, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (the "Act"), goes into effect October 29, 2018.
United States
24 Oct 2018
Promoting Wellness, Not Litigation
With ever-increasing employer health care costs, it's not surprising that Workplace Wellness Programs are becoming more common and comprehensive.
United States
6 Nov 2017
Chicago City Council Committee Approves Hands Off-Pants On Ordinance To Protect Hotel Employees
On October 2, 2017, the Chicago City Council Committee on Workplace Development and Audit approved an amendment to the Municipal Code (the "Ordinance") that, if approved by the full City Council...
United States
13 Oct 2017
New OSHA Requirements For Employee Involvement And Employer Recordkeeping Take Effect Over The Next Two Months
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its final rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.
United States
17 Nov 2016
Agencies Publish Strict New Reporting Guidelines For Government Contractors
On August 25, 2016, the United States Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published "Guidance for Executive Order 13673, ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'".
United States
9 Sep 2016
It's Time To Review And Update Safety And Compliance Regimens – OSHA Penalties Set To Surge In 2016
For the first time since 1990, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been authorized to increase its civil penalties.
United States
25 Nov 2015
City's "Business‑As‑Usual" Threshold OK For Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Under CEQA
In this clean-tech era, Citizens for Responsible Equitable Environmental Development ("CREED") v. City of Chula Vista marks only the third time that a court has published a case addressing greenhouse gases in California.
United States
20 Jul 2011
Labor & Employment Law Update: New Year, New Posters, New Laws
With the onset of a new year, employers must be aware of new laws scheduled to take effect in 2011.
United States
10 Jan 2011
Punitive Damages For Commercial Fraud: Down But Not Out
California courts of appeal have been handing down decisions applying "Campbell's" limitations in particular cases.
United States
8 Feb 2005
Termination For Fear Of Complaint Is Unlawful Retaliation
An employer is liable for retaliation when it terminates an employee out of fear that the employee may, in the future, file a workplace safety complaint.
United States
22 Dec 2004
FTC Closes Three-Year Investigation Of Consummated Merger in an "Innovation Market"
On January 13, the FTC voted to close its investigation into the 2001 acquisition of Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Novazyme") by Genzyme Corporation ("Genzyme").
United States
15 Jun 2004
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