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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and How It Impacts Employers

by Elise D. Klein & Joseph K. Hegedus In National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, No. 11-393 (U.S. June 28, 2012), the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the constitutionality of the Act as a whole, excepting only one...

Eric Meyer
Employer wins lawsuit despite a "pattern of systematic sexual harassment"

In Mann v. Staples, Inc. , a female employee received unwelcome comments about her appearance and physique, was kissed and groped, and called a "skank ass bitch." The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, described this as a "pattern...

Edwin Hopson
NLRB Appeals Ruling Enjoining its New Regulations Meant to Speed Up Union Elections

On August 1, 2012, we reported that in Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. v. National Labor Relations Board , Civil No. 11-2262, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had enjoined on May 14, 2012, the NLRB's implementation...

Abbey Spanier
Will Home Care Workers Finally Get FLSA Protection?

Under the current version of the Fair Labor Standards Act (the "FLSA"), workers that provide companionship services, including home health care workers, are exempt from wage and overtime compensation requirements (the "companionship exemption"...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
The Inherently Dangerous Nature of Selling on a Street Corner

Independent contractor or employee? It's a hot question these days, for sure. A recent decision from the Delaware Superior Court answers the question in an unusual way--yes and no. In Colon v. Gannet Co., Inc. , No. N10C-04-007-MMJ (Del. Super. July...

Eric Meyer
Peanut butter cups for everyone! Thank you, Third Circuit!

After seeing Fatboy Slim perform in a bubble at the Olympics Closing Ceremony earlier this week , I had trouble falling asleep last. I tossed. I turned. But, I eventually drifted off into a deep sleep; a wonderful slumber. I dreamt that the Third Circuit...