Might some clarity on this be derived from Mr Cameron’s impending begging session in Europe? His original podium-thumping was about procuring material changes to the Working Time Directive as applicable to the UK, but his formal overture was watered down to a gripe about lessening employer red tape. The collective view around our table was that the EU will listen politely to Mr C and give him nothing. The more cynical among our guests (that is to say, all of them) considered that he would then introduce some “clarificatory” amendments to the Working Time Regulations which would make little or no actual impact on employers but could be presented to a puzzled electorate as an indication of the merits of his tough stance in Europe. … [Read more...] about UK Holiday Pay Inactivity – Inertia or Strategy?
Federal law on holiday pay
No deal was reached by the time the Senate adjourned until after the Christmas holiday, meaning the shutdown will last until at least Dec. 27. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday that it's up to Mr. Trump and Democrats to broker a deal. … [Read more...] about Pay on hold for federal law enforcement Trump so vocally supports
On and after July 1, 2015, all employees not previously covered by the policy, including part-time employees, seasonal employees, temporary employees, new employees, and per diem employees must either (1) accrue paid time off at the same rate as covered full-time employees; or (2) if the policy provides lump-sum allocations, receive a prorated lump-sum allocation of paid time off/paid sick leave. Such lump sums may be halved for the calendar year 2015 for employees who receive coverage as of July 1, 2015, and proportionately reduced for employees hired after July 1, 2015 and/or be proportionate for part-time employees; and … [Read more...] about Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law Takes Effect July 1st
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) rule G-37 generally prohibits firms from serving as underwriters, remarketing agents, or financial advisors for an issuer of municipal securities for two years after making a campaign contribution to an official of the issuer who awards or may influence the award of such assignments unless the contribution is no more than $250 per election cycle and the contributor is entitled to vote for the official (the “de minimus exemption”). In addition, such firms and their covered employees, known as municipal finance professionals, are prohibited from soliciting campaign contributions and providing other services for the campaigns of such officials. … [Read more...] about SEC Issues Risk Alert on Campaign Contributions and Pay-to-Play Prohibitions
According to the EEOC’s suit, the defendants maintained a sexually hostile working environment for Tamara Byrd, Pamela Kral, and Billie Jones. More specifically, the complaint alleged that from at least August 2007 until January 2009, the hotel’s male general manager subjected the women to sexual comments, sexual advances and unwelcome touching. When Tamara Byrd reported the sexual harassment to the defendants’ corporate office, the defendants failed to properly investigate or stop the harassment. The general manager then discharged Byrd. The EEOC contends that Byrd’s discharge was because she refused the general manager’s unwelcome sexual advances and in retaliation for her complaints of sexual harassment to the corporate office. … [Read more...] about Simpsonville Hotel to Pay $90,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit