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Top 10 Technology Blunders for Employers

November 21, 2014

By Robin Shea and Sarah Phaff Winston-Salem and Atlanta Offices of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP November 20, 2014 As one who presumably has no nude selfies, you may not be too concerned about a “hack” like the one that afflicted celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty ...
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Officials Extend Deadline for Submitting Reinsurance Contribution Form

November 15, 2014

Late Friday, federal officials responded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts in connection with Transitional Reinsurance Program contributions. The deadline has now been extended until 11:59 p.m. on December 5, 2014. The January 15, 2015 and November 15, 2015 payment ...

From the Hotline: Request for Pay Rate During Interview

November 21, 2014

Question: Can an employer ask a potential candidate for proof of the candidate’s current pay rate where he or she is currently employed? Answer: Generally this is not an acceptable request at the interview stage. An employee’s prior pay rate is personal information and an employer would have a difficult time proving a business need to ...

Vermont Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Plant Closings Effective January 1, 2015, Vermont employers with 50 or more employees must provide notice of a potential plant closing or mass layoff that will involve an employment loss or layoff of 50 or more employees over a 90-day period. Employers are required to notify the Secretary of Commerce and Community Development and the Commissioner ...

South Dakota Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase On November 4, 2014, South Dakota voters approved a ballot measure to increase the state minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $8.50 per hour on January 1, 2015, and guaranteed an increase in the minimum wage each year to account for inflation. In addition, the measure set the wage for tipped employees at half that of the ...

Oregon Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Use of Marijuana On November 4, 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot initiative to regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana. The initiative does not have any effect on state employment laws. View the Ballot Initiative Equal Rights On November 4, 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot initiative to amend the Oregon Constitution to ...

Nebraska Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase On November 4, 2014, Nebraska voters approved a ballot initiative to increase the state minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour by 2016. The increase will occur in the following phases: On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage will increase to $8 per hour. On January 1, 2016, the minimum wage will increase to $9 ...

Missouri Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Minimum Wage Increase On November 7, 2014, the Missouri Department of Labor announced that the state minimum wage rate will increase to $7.65 per hour on January 1, 2015. All businesses are required to pay the minimum wage except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. View the Announcement ...

Massachusetts Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

Earned Sick Time for Employees On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot measure which provides earned paid sick leave to employees. Effective July 1, 2015, employers with 11 or more employees will be required to allow all employees who work in Massachusetts to accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar ...

Indiana Employment Law Update – November 2014

November 20, 2014

State Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law On November 6, 2014, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the state’s right-to-work law. The 5-0 decision reversed a lower court ruling that had found the law violated the state constitution. In the lower court case, a state court judge ruled that the right-to-work law violated a state constitutional ...

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