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What's New And What's Next In Employment Law For 2015

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This 'n' that from the world of the workplace

Religious accommodation, the Oscars, non-competes, social media, Brian Williams versus Bill O’Reilly, workplace violence, and inspirational employees — we have it all today! Here are some links about recent news and court cases involving the workplace, followed by some points for discussion if you’d like to comment.

Update on Criminal Background Checks: Impact of EEOC v. Freeman and Ongoing Challenges in a Continuously Changing Legal Environment

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of employment-related criminal background checks in the United States has been written, and one of the authors had some particularly strong words for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Update on Criminal Background Checks: Impact of EEOC v. Freeman and Ongoing Challenges in a Continuously Changing Legal Environment

The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of employment-related criminal background checks in the United States has been written, and one of the authors had some particularly strong words for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Private Sector’s Role in the New Face of Homeland Security

The Obama administration recently announced the creation of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), a new governmental agency created to prevent cyber threats by analyzing and integrating digital intelligence collected through government and non-government sources. The agency is part of the recent overture by the federal government to highlight the importance of increasing cyber security measures through a more proactive and offensive approach. The CTIIC, formed via executive order, will initially be staffed by 50 officials from existing government agencies; however, there continues to be controversy surrounding the funding of the $35 million dollar agency.

2014 -- A Record-Setting Year for Whistleblowers

2014 was a record-breaking year for whistleblowers, including both the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution of cases under the False Claims Act (FCA) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s prosecution of cases under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).

New Requirements for Companies Hiring Foreign Workers Under Canada’s International Mobility Program

On February 11, 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued amended regulations meant to enhance accountability for employers that hire foreign workers under the International Mobility Program (IMP), that is, those hiring foreign nationals who are exempt from the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process. The amended regulations are in line with Canada’s attempts to strengthen its immigration and work permit laws pursuant to the Economic Action Plan 2014 of the Government of Canada.

Should an employer fight unemployment? The debate continues . . .

You may remember that I stirred up some contentiousness a few weeks ago when I suggested that employers should not challenge unemployment claims except in the worst cases.

Once more into the (data privacy) breach....!

This post is excerpted from an article Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach, written by Timothy G. Verrall (Houston), Stephen A. Riga (Indianapolis), and Danielle Vanderzanden (Boston), which appeared on Ogletree Deakins Blog.

Measles Resource Center

Fisher & Phillips is monitoring the resurgence of Measles and will be updating the resource center on a regular basis. The materials on this page have been generated from Fisher & Phillips attorneys and other reliable sources to address the rising concerns of employers regarding Measles. Click on any of the links below to learn more.
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