Employers should seriously consider all allegations of wrongdoing and proactively attempt to avoid litigation in the first instance. These goals can be achieved by coordinating human resources and compliance programs.
The federal government formally delayed the compliance date for new codes used by healthcare providers to classify diseases and health problems until October 1, 2014.Read More
About 1,500 former advisers would qualify for the deal, which would settle the class action filed in October 2009 by brokers claiming rights to stock grants that had not been fully vested before the Bank of America acquisition.Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is acting for a Texas mother who was fired days after she asked her employer about a room to pump breast milk. A judge ruled that after the woman gave birth the former employee 'was no longer pregnant and her pregnancy-related conditions ended.'
Participants in defined contribution plans should receive the first of two fee-disclosure notices by Aug. 30. This notice should include a listing of all the investments available in the plan as well as the options' fees and historical performance.Read More
Approximately 3,100 people were deemed ineligible for state-sponsored health care in a recent audit of Minnesota's employee benefits program.Read More
Federal, state and local employment discrimination laws may not apply to religious institutions and their employees who play some role in disseminating the employer's religious message.
The Supreme Court has taken a broad approach to interpreting the overtime exemptions, which may allow for more employees to be classified as exempt.
A court recently concluded that even though the word 'bitch' is sexually based, its use must be examined in context to determine whether it constitutes harassment 'because of sex.'Read More