Today, business in this country got a double dose of bad news when, first the President vetoed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act that sought to block implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's controversial amendments to its regulations for processing union representation cases, and the National Labor Relations Board decided the “mother” of all social media cases.
On November 4, 2014, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot measure to provide earned paid sick leave to employees. Effective July 1, 2015, employers with more than 10 employees will be required to allow all employees who work in Massachusetts to accrue and use up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year. Employers with 10 or fewer employees will be required to allow their employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave.
While the United States Supreme Court decides whether to allow corporations to be exempt from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employer paid coverage for contraception, legislation is winding its way through the House of Representatives that could, if passed, significantly impact the implementation and execution of ACA.
Welcome to the inaugural posting on the Fisher Phillips Government Solutions blog site. It is here you will find information, stories, opinions and guidance by the attorneys who comprise the Fisher Phillips Government Solutions Practice Group. These attorneys have particular experience with government and government relations at the federal, state and local level and, importantly, recognize the unique intersection between government and business. We hope you find the information contained on our postings informative and helpful to your day to day business and long term strategies.