CalPERS is suing California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over his state-imposed furloughs, claiming that the mandated three days of unpaid time off from work each month compromises the pension fund’s ability to meet its contractual obligations.
A case involving a prospective employee who was not hired after he tested positive for nicotine will have only marginal impact on the types of wellness plan incentives employers use to encourage healthier behaviors, though it does highlight areas that require caution, benefits experts say.
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law in January 2009, is named after a woman who was paid less than her male co-workers at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Alabama over the course of her 19-year career there.
President Barack Obama has been in office for only seven months, but already his administration has ushered in a slew of rules and regulations that affect the way employers deal with their employees—from a new law that makes it easier for people to pursue pay discrimination cases to a broader reading of who’s covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If the West Chester, Pennsylvania-based company determines that an employee committed fraud, they could be subject to ‘corrective action, up to and including possible termination of employment.’
Sotomayor carefully navigated her confirmation hearings in July, revealing little about how she might rule in any area. But she is likely to pick up where Justice David Souter left off on workplace cases.
Randel Johnson, senior vice president of labor, immigration and employee benefits at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, testifies several times a year before the Senate, most recently to voice opposition to proposed health care legislation that would require nearly all employers to provide some level of coverage to their employees.
The Employee Free Choice Act, a priority for labor leaders, modifies the National Labor Relations Act to make it easier for unions to organize employees.
Dozens of worker-friendly laws are making their way through the halls of Congress, including an unprecedented expansion of mandates on small employers, in some cases reaching businesses with as few as 15 employees.
An employer did not violate employee privacy rights by installing a hidden camera aimed at catching a person viewing online pornography after business hours, California’s Supreme Court ruled.