Employers need to be careful to avoid legal issues when conducting employee furloughs.
In reviewing their HR policies, employers must consider how federal and state laws affect pandemic preparedness. These laws include the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, and state workers’ compensation laws. Here are some frequently asked questions on general and legal aspects of the pandemic.
The report says 67 percent of occupational health practitioners reported observing workers who feared losing their job or disciplinary action for reporting an injury; 46 percent said this fear led workers to underreport injuries.
Instead of an employer mandate, Stabenow tells an audience in Detroit that the Senate bill would require companies with 50 or more employees to pay a ‘fee’ to help subsidize their workers’ mandated health insurance coverage.
American International Group Inc. CEO Benmosche’s reported threat to quit last week—and subsequent pledge to continue his work at AIG—set the stage for a battle over pay curbs, while underscoring the enormous challenges AIG still faces.
Caterpillar Inc.’s announcement last week that it has reached a tentative settlement over the fees it charged its 401(k) plan participants may be bad news for plan sponsors, their advisors and mutual fund companies.
Within the past year or so, a major overhaul of the 401(k) system has seemed quite possible. But such calls have not won over the bulk of Democratic lawmakers or President Obama, a legal expert says.
President Barack Obama signs into law a Defense Department spending bill that further expands Family and Medical Leave Act coverage for families of employees in the military.
The case revolves around shareholders of Oakmark Mutual Funds suing Harris Associates, the fund sponsor, for charging excessive fees.