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21 Jan 2016, 6:05 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR) has updated the jurisdictional thresholds for coverage under affirmative action laws for federal contractors and subcontractors. [read post]
29 Jul 2015, 8:31 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante Thanks to Summer Associate Christopher Hawthorne for his assistance with this blog entry. [read post]
1 Sep 2016, 6:32 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an updated poster for the “Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” poster, which is a federally required poster. [read post]
15 Jun 2015, 7:26 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently posted sample affirmative action plans (AAPs) for individuals with disabilities and veterans to its website, available here. [read post]
8 Jul 2009, 4:00 am
North American Stainless, Sixth Circuit, June 5, 2009 (.pdf) Court Ruling Both a Victory and Warning for Cos. by Melissa Klein Aguilar on The Filing Cabinet on Compliance Week En Banc Sixth Circuit Holds that there is no Cause of Action for Third-Party Retaliation, Reversing Earlier Decision by Jamie LaPlante on Employer Law Report Your Fiancée Can Get You Fired by Robert J. [read post]
24 Mar 2015, 10:00 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante Similar to our blog post last week on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel’s guidance memorandum on employee handbooks, a NLRB administrative law judge (ALJ) last week ruled that two handbook provisions that once passed muster are no longer okay. [read post]
25 Feb 2009, 5:49 pm
Montaye Sigmon of Proskauer Rose on the firm's Privacy Law Blog Stimulus Bill Contains Whistleblower Protections for Employees of State & Local Governments and Private Employers who Receive Stimulus Funds - Columbus lawyer Jamie LaPlante of Porter Wright on the firm's Employer Law Report New Law Makes Prosecution Of Nursing Home Cases More Difficult - Illinois attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld of Strellis & Field in the firm's Chicago Nursing Home… [read post]
21 Apr 2014, 11:56 am by Erin Hawk
The Crème de la Crème in Workplace Drug-Testing Presented by Jamie LaPlante  What are the key elements of a successful drug testing policy? [read post]
9 Sep 2015, 6:57 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante Pre-employment tests are commonly used by employers to prescreen applicants and/or determine if applicants are suitable for hire. [read post]
3 Jan 2008, 10:42 am
   Continue reading . . .New EEOC Rule Makes an Exemption to Erie Decision and Allows Coordination of Healthcare Benefits for Retirees with Medicare Posted on January 2, 2008 by Jamie LaPlante On December 26, the EEOC announced a new rule that makes it easier for employers to help retirees maintain adequate healthcare benefits. [read post]
19 Jun 2018, 8:45 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante As many of you know, we have been keeping up on the growing litigation involving the accessibility of websites under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in our past posts: “Florida federal judge holds that supermarket chain’s website must be accessible to disabled” and “ADA public accommodations law reform on its way? [read post]
29 Jan 2015, 7:30 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante OFCCP issued proposed updated rules on sex discrimination for federal contractors covered by EO 11246. [read post]
4 Jan 2018, 8:42 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante On Dec. 20, 2017, a D.C. federal judge held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)’s workplace wellness program rules – which permit employers to incentivize employees who participate in workplace wellness programs—will be vacated on Jan. 1, 2019. [read post]
23 Mar 2016, 7:08 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante A divided Ohio Supreme Court held that Ohio’s minimum wage law exempts employees engaged in an executive, administrative or professional capacity, or as outside salespersons, summer camp employees, fishing employees, small publication employees and family farm employees. [read post]
20 Jul 2017, 8:09 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante The compliance deadline for Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic injury and illness reporting rule has come and gone, and there is no mechanism in place for employers to electronically report work-related injuries and illnesses. [read post]
3 Oct 2016, 8:14 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante A special thanks to Adam Bennett for his work on this article. [read post]
19 May 2016, 6:00 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante On May 11, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule requiring electronic reporting of illnesses and injuries. [read post]
24 Sep 2015, 11:11 am by Jamie LaPlante
By Jamie LaPlante Paid Sick Leave In conjunction with the Labor Day holiday, President Obama signed a new Executive Order requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. [read post]