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Court Determines that Employer's FMLA Notice Sent by Email is Not Reliable (Sending Employer World into Tizzy)

Franczek Radelet P.C • October 22, 2014
We have a mini-FMLA crisis on our hands this week, and the courts are to blame. This issue involves the FMLA notices that employers send to employees, but more importantly, the delivery route in which they send them.

States Now Paying the Piper for Recession-Driven Increase In Unemployment Insurance Benefits – How Did We Get Here?

Brody and Associates, LLC • October 22, 2014
Unemployment insurance continues to be front and center in the news. Commentators discuss: the legislation pending in Washington D.C. to extend long-term benefits; changes in state and federal unemployment law; and the rise of unemployment rates across the country. How did everything get so out of control? Here is an overview of how we got here and where we seem to be going.

Ebola Virus: Frequently Asked Questions

Fisher & Phillips LLP • October 22, 2014
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).

New California Paid Sick Leave Law May Cause Headaches for Employers

FordHarrison LLP • October 22, 2014
Executive Summary: On September 10, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA), which provides nearly all employees working in California with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2015.

Louisiana Employers Are Restricted in Their Ability to Consider Certain Criminal Records for Employment

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • October 21, 2014
Effective August 1, 2014, Louisiana became another state to regulate employer use of criminal record information for employment purposes.

California Adopts Unprecedented "Yes Means Yes" Law, Changing the Way Colleges Must Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

Ogletree Deakins • October 20, 2014
On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed SB967, the so-called Yes Means Yes bill into law.
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