WHATS NEW IN EMPLOYMENT LAW? (WEEK OF JUNE 27, 2008)

New on our Blog this week: – New I-9 Form – IRS Standard Mileage Rate GOING UP – U.S. Supreme Court Holds Plan Administrator Had Conflict of Interest – U.S. Supreme Court Decides State Pension Formula Does Not Violate ADEA – Ninth...

WHATS NEW IN EMPLOYMENT LAW? (WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2008)

New on our Blog this week: – U.S. Supreme Court on Employer’s Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Cases – Happy Second Anniversary to Us! – Ninth Circuit: No Right to Search Text Messages Stored by Third Party – Supreme Court Strikes...

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STATE AND FEDERAL ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS

President Bush recently signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). The new law, when it takes effect at the end of 2009, makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees based on genetic characteristics. Yet,...

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS – GETTING IT RIGHT

All employment relationships are contractual. The essence of the relationship is the employee’s promise to work in exchange for the employer’s promise to pay wages. However, employers and employees enter into more formal employment contracts to define the...
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