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Last-Minute Actions Before Employer Mandate Kicks In
With the new year, the employer mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will apply. Don't expect any delay on that requirement taking effect.

Compensation
Wage and Hour Errors Common at Small Employers
Large employers may be getting the message on wage and hour compliance, but the word is not yet out among small employers.

Employee Relations
EEOC General Counsel Defends His Track Record at Senate Hearing
At a sometimes-contentious renomination hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, David Lopez, general counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), highlighted successes the commission has had under his watch, despite a four-year hiring freeze. 

Labor Relations
Successor Bar Doctrine Applied to Require Collective Bargaining
An employer that acquired a unionized company and thought it could quit bargaining with the union that had lost majority support instead was required to keep bargaining with the union for six months under the successor bar doctrine.

Safety & Security
Failure to Appear for Random Drug Test Defeats Employee's ADA Suit
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a municipal employee had no claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for being suspended from safety-sensitive duties after he failed to report for a required random drug test.

 

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