Welcome to Employment Law This Week – a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that could impact your work. Join us every Monday for a new episode! More after the jump…
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This week’s topics…
(1) The NLRB Adopts a New Joint-Employer Standard – http://bit.ly/1OE0x5U
Our top story this week – A new standard for a new economy from the National Labor Relations Board. In its recent Browning-Ferris decision, the NLRB loosened the standard for determining who qualifies as a joint employer. Featuring an interview attorney Steven Swirsky. BONUS: See the extended interview here: https://youtu.be/KMSNpKao1ZM
(2) A Rise in FCRA Litigation – http://bit.ly/1QMmBJ3
Increased scrutiny on background checks across the country: We’ve seen a recent uptick in Fair Credit Reporting Act class action suits, focused on the notification process for background checks for new employees.
(3) Preparing for the ACA’s Cadillac Tax – http://bit.ly/1W2hKtY
The Affordable Care Act’s looming Cadillac Tax – how should you prepare? Despite a bipartisan push against the so-called Cadillac Tax, which taxes insurance benefits that exceed certain thresholds at a 40% rate, it’s set to go into effect in 2018.
(4) OSHA Increases Scrutiny – http://bit.ly/1GP2WTp
OSHA targets the health care and nursing care industries: OSHA recently increased its focus on both in-patient and out-patient facilities. Fines have historically been very low, but the agency recently cited medical patient transportation company LifeFleet for several violations totaling more than 5,000.
(5) In-House Counsel Tip of the Week – http://bit.ly/1jQwVFe
Attorney and compliance professional Rebecca White on developing a rapport with colleagues in Compliance and Regulatory, a look at the regulatory context when handling employment law cases, and making sure the case won’t result in future repercussions.
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