Published: July 26, 2013
Nobody likes to be proven wrong, least of all employers. In an effort to hire the perfect person for a position, a company may gather as much information as possible about an applicant, such as a quick review of a social networking page, a criminal background inquiry or a credit check.
Although such information has become more accessible in the current technological age, it should be used carefully and sparingly, attorneys cautioned.
WASHINGTON – This week’s Senate confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the forward motion on the nominations to the National Labor Relations Board could ultimately lessen the blow of a potential U.S. Supreme Court decision invalidating the president’s recess appointments to those agencies.
Asbestos companies cannot be held liable for the illnesses suffered by family members of people who brought the carcinogenic fibers home with them before federal safety regulations were issued in 1972, Maryland’s highest court has ruled.
A fired executive who won a $5 million award for breach of a retention agreement cannot add a “performance bonus” to that award, under a decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s refusal to recognize state same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, employers are scrambling to figure out how far they have to go in changing their employee benefit and leave policies.
WASHINGTON — As lawsuits over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate continue to work their way through courts across the country, federal regulators have finalized rules governing employer contraceptive coverage under the law.
The removal of a state wage-and-hour class action to federal court was not barred by the employer’s failure to file a timely notice of removal under the Class Action Fairness Act, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
Employers who operate their businesses in accordance with Christian principles may be entitled to enjoin the new contraception mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the en banc 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
A federal jury awarded $500,001 to a journeyman painter and wallpaper hanger, finding her union and one of its officers retaliated against the woman after she complained of sexual harassment.