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December L&E Update from Baker Donelson

Submitted by Firm:
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Firm Contacts:
Jennifer L. Anderson, Kathlyn Perez, Phyllis G. Cancienne, Robert C. Divine
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The holidays are upon us and just about everyone is ready for a break. But the NLRB and the EEOC never rest, and employers better stay awake in order to stay in compliance. No time to "settle down for a long winter's nap" just yet!

The Flipside of BFI: Joint Employment Not Found

David Harveydharvey@bakerdonelson.com

Earlier this year, Baker Donelson issued a Labor & Employment Alert regarding the NLRB's new joint employer standard as announced in its Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) decision. But in GJW, the first major decision applying the BFI joint employer standard, the NLRB found that no joint employment relationship existed. What was the difference in the cases?   More...

What's on the Horizon for Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs and the EEOC in 2016?

Jennifer Halljhall@bakerdonelson.com

Employer-sponsored wellness programs have quickly become the "in" thing in the workplace and now, 70 percent of U.S. employers offer wellness programs. But when do the benefits of participation in such programs begin to conflict with the ADA and GINA? The EEOC is asking that question and expecting answers.   More...

Immigration Corner

Melanie C. Walker,mwalker@bakerdonelson.com
Robert Johnsonrjohnson@bakerdonelson.com

This month: FAM gets a makeover, I-9/E-Verify tips for documenting H-1B validity dates for short-term workers, conducting internal I-9 audits, and meet Emma, our new immigration friend. Happy Holidays!  More...