Monthly Archives: October 2013

Older Workers = Happy Workers

One of the biggest misconceptions is that older workers are bullied, mistreated, and ultimately forced out of the workplace unceremoniously when they can no longer keep up with the younger employees.  This is the stereotype painted in almost every age

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Will the Individual Mandate be Delayed?

By now, it is obvious that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) website ( has been an unmitigated disaster.  Although there are millions of uninsureds who will be seeking coverage through the new healthcare exchanges, there are also millions

Posted in Healthcare Reform

New Trend in Wage/Hour Suits – Waiting in Line?

This week, multiple class actions lawsuits were filed against by employees at distribution facilities claiming that they are forced to wait in long security lines to enter and exit the workplace, all without pay.   The employees claimed that their

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Guns in the Workplace

In today’s Wall Street Journal, there is a great article about guns in the workplace cheap nike air max trainers.    The article also happens to contain a quote from Jeff Pasek, one of Cozen’s labor and employment attorneys in Philadelphia.  

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Will Millennials Sign up for Obamacare?

One of the cornerstones of the Affordable Care Act is the mandate for all individuals to purchase health insurance.    For the math to work, young, healthy persons must sign up (and pay higher prices) to subsidize health insurance for older, sick

Posted in Healthcare Reform

Federal Government Shutdown – Who is Open?

With the federal government mired in an extended shut down, I thought it would be interesting to take stock of which agencies are working and which are not in case you have an ongoing investigation and are wondering whether a

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Working During Lunch

A common wage and hour claim brought against employers is the “working during lunch” claim.   In other words, an employee might claim that he or she had to perform some work during a lunch period, typically because of an emergency or

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EEOC Sues Alabama Company For Termination of Applicant With Dreadlocks

A recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC in Alabama is a good reminder of the scrutiny that will be brought to bear over a dress code policy which could be interpreted as having an adverse impact on a racial minority

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Nelsy Gomez to Speak on Immigration Law at Texas Bay Area SHRM Chapter

With a massive immigration overhaul pending in Congress, everyone is wondering about the future of the nation’s immigration laws.  Complicating matters, the Department of Homeland Security issued a revised I-9 form this year, which means it is a good time to

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