By Rich Helmreich on We have all felt the tremendous impact to our workplaces and daily lives following the COVID-19 outbreak We’ve also watched the daily press conferences announcing new legislation and executive orders–but what happens next? My colleagues Leigh Ann Benedic and Mike Underwood hosted a discussion on effects of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) on … Continue Reading
By Rich Helmreich on There have been a number of helpful blogs recently from our colleagues at Porter Wright aimed at helping businesses navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. Navigating Employment Issues in the Wake of COVID-19 webinar We have all felt the tremendous impacts to our workplaces and daily lives following the COVID-19 outbreak We’ve also watched the daily press … Continue Reading
By Porter Wright on We have a new Sixth Circuit decision regarding “vested” retiree health care benefits that is likely to be of concern to many employers, United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing Energy, Allied Industrial And Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC v. Kelsey-Hayes Company. You may recall that in the last significant Sixth Circuit decision on this … Continue Reading
By Porter Wright on Employers have always been concerned about the potential for worker reclassification, but health care reform and a recent NLRB decision take this issue to an entirely new level. “Large” employers who offer coverage will be required to offer coverage to “all” of their “full-time workers,” defined as at least 95% of employees working 30 hours … Continue Reading
By Porter Wright on On our sister blog — Employer Law Report — our partner Brian Hall wrote about the likely availability of an Alzheimer’s blood test, and the impact of new genetic testing in the context of employer sponsored group health care plans and wellness programs. Brian spoke of the “imaginary line” that separates protected health information from human … Continue Reading
By Porter Wright on If you are a federal contractor or subcontractor, you will want to be sure your team is ready to handle its expanded affirmative opportunity requirements. Consider participating in Porter Wright’s upcoming OFCCP regulation webinars, or passing this invitation along to the person responsible for compliance.
Are You Ready for the New OFCCP Regulations?
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By Porter Wright on Last week, on our sister blog the Employer Law Report, we ran a five-part series that addressed the Top 5 Holiday Headaches for Employers. We have taken the series, along with a special "stocking stuffer" that tackles three prickly FMLA holiday questions, and wrapped them up for you into an eBook. … Continue Reading
By Porter Wright on I wanted to share a recent blog posted on our sister blog – Employer Law Report – that may be of interest to readers of this blog with multi-state operations. As Leigh Anne Benedic details in her blog, several states and local governments have recently considered or enacted "wage theft" legislation to include the criminal and increased civil penalties and fines for employers who underpay their workers. … Continue Reading