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We have reported on jurisdictions such as New York City and Connecticut passing sick leave laws.  We can now add California to this growing list.  The Golden State recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 requiring employers to provide sick leave to their employees. California’s new law is structured similarly to other […]

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One of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“Act”) major selling points, the subsidies that certain individuals within 400% of the federal poverty level can receive if they purchase health insurance on state or federal exchanges, has recently been called into question.  The D.C. Circuit recently ruled these subsidies are available only to individuals […]

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As worrisome reports of deadly contagions like Ebola continue to fill the news, fears are mounting about the possibility of transmission.  As an employer, your instinct is likely to protect your workplace and employees, perhaps by sending home or demanding doctor’s notes from any employees who appear sick or who traveled abroad recently.  But be […]

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This year, we have reported on President Obama’s Executive Orders raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, prohibiting retaliation against workers who share their salary information, and prohibiting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) discrimination against federal employees and those who work for federal contractors.  President Obama recently signed another Executive Order, this time requiring […]

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It appears that employers and their labor counsel have narrowly missed having to make their attorney-client relationship, including the fees paid and certain campaigning and persuader activities, public.  As we previously wrote, there is a law that governs the reporting and disclosure of financial transactions as well as the administrative tasks of labor organizations and […]

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