by Kara M. Maciel, Esq. and Dan Deacon, Esq., Conn Maciel Carey Now more than ever, employers are at an increased risk of facing a retaliation complaint as regulatory rule changes and expansive federal laws make asserting these claims much easier for employees to prevail.
The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) reports on deficiencies in state-run OSHA programs were published in September 2010. Cal/OSHA has been working steadily ever since to address federal OSHA’s criticisms—including a criticism that Cal/OSHA had too narrowly drawn the criteria for “repeat” citations and criticisms of Cal/OSHA’s appeals process.
The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming—recently ruled in favor of Dillon Companies, Inc., a Kansas corporation that does business as King Soopers, in a lawsuit filed by a former grocery store employee who claimed he suffered a hostile work environment and was terminated because of […]
In previous articles, we covered the four calendar methods for tracking nonmilitary caregiver Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. One way was the variable or rolling method that is used to minimize or avoid the stacking of leave. However, this raises the question of whether or not employees can substitute leave or “make up” […]
The maximum wage base for Social Security tax will be $127,200 in 2017, up from $118,500 in 2016, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced October 18.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we examined some of the pros of including salary information in your job descriptions. However, there is a second side to that story, which we will look at today.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), long a Republican priority, is unsurprisingly at the center of President-elect Trump’s healthcare agenda. But don’t throw out those 1095-C’s just yet.
There are some real reasons to stop and consider whether you should include salaries in your job descriptions. Today we’ll look at the pros.
The CDC estimates that approximately 9.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes (as of 2014)[i]. This equates to nearly 30 million people and clearly is something that will affect most employers. An individual with diabetes is at higher risk for blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and more[ii].