On February 27, 2014, the chair of the state Senate Labor Committee proposed a bill that would withhold payments by the state to vendors that are delinquent in their unemployment insurance contributions. The bill was introduced in response to a recent audit finding that the state’s vendors owe at least $36.7 million in unemployment insurance contributions as of last June.
UK Guidance on Returning to the Workplace: Managing Health and Safety Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Following the UK government’s recent announcement of a COVID-19 recovery strategy, the government has published guidelines for working safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that are designed to help UK businesses get back on their feet while maintaining safe work environments.
Mailing FMLA Notice of Rights to Absent Employee May Be Insufficient to Prove Receipt by Employee, Third Circuit Holds
Many employers send Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) paperwork to absent employees via the mail—regular, first class mail—because it is a reasonable, cost-effective way to get the notice to those employees at home. Employers should reconsider this practice following the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., 2014 WL 3824309 (3d Cir. August 5, 2014).
Traditionally, a comparable involves the identification of a similarly situated individual, supervised by the same decision-maker as the plaintiff, who was treated the same as the plaintiff for engaging in the same or similar conduct. Even though the employer in Bobo was able to identify a comparable who was treated the same as the plaintiff, as discussed by the court in Bobo, depending upon the facts of the case, the search for comparables has potentially expanded and could require a more robust inquiry.