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EFCA update: compromise, delay and uncertainty
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

For the past few months, Senate leadership has been managing expectations on the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), the bill backed by organized labor designed to make it easier to organize employees and negotiate first-time contracts


Increased penalties for employers who fail to obtain workers' compensation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Senate Bill 313 increases penalties against employers who fail to secure workers' compensation for their employees


2010 new law: workers' compensation update
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

A new bill has amended California Labor Code 3600 to make it illegal for employers to deny claims of an employee's injury or death occurring during the course of the employee's work when the perpetrator's motives are based on the employee's sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation


2010 new laws on safety for healthcare facilities and educational institutions
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

Assembly Bill 1083 is an added requirement to the California Health and Safety Code that requires all licensed hospitals to conduct an annual security and safety assessment


2010 new law: Civil Air Patrol leave
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

California employers, both private and public, who employ more than fifteen employees, will be required to provide no less than ten days of leave per year for volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol


Federal case decides Rehabilitation Act covers contractor discrimination claims
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

The Ninth Circuit ruled in Fleming v. Yuma Regional Medical Center, 07-16427, that the federal Rehabilitation Act applies to discrimination claims brought by an independent contractor


2010 new law: Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") amendments
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2009

The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") expanded coverage for military exigency leave and military caregiver leave under the FMLA


The EEOC final regulations under the ADAAA
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2011

On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) into law


U.S. Supreme Court approves monitoring of employer-owned electronic equipment
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

In City of Ontario, California v. Quon, No. 08-1332, (decided June 17, 2010), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the City's search of an employee's text messages sent through and received on a City-issued pager was reasonable, and accordingly, the City did not violate the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


IRS to audit 6,000 companies to enforce employment tax compliance
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2009

In the next few months, the IRS will launch comprehensive tax examinations of approximately 6,000 random U.S. companies as part of its National Research Program on employment tax compliance