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Monday, August 11, 2014

Ancel Glink Launches A New Employment Law Blog

Please extend a warm welcome to Ancel Glink's brand new employment-related blog, The Workplace Report, which just came online.  The blog will provide readers with breaking news, insights, and legal analysis on important labor and employment issues.  Public and private employers and employees will want to check in daily to stay current in what affects their workplaces.

A sample of a few of the blog posts you can find on The Workplace Report:

Have you Checked Your COBRA Notices Recently?  

A new requirement of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) requires employers with 20 or more employees to notify employees and anyone else covered under their health insurance plans of a COBRA eligibility.  Read more here.

Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act

A new state law, effective January 1, 2015, prohibits private employers who employee 15 or more employees from considering or requiring the disclosure of an applicant's criminal record until () it is determined the applicant is qualified for a position and (2) the applicant is selected for an interview. Read more here.

Scrub Your Mouth Out with Soap!  The NLRB Chastises Boss for Firing Foul-Mouthed Employee

A recent NLRB decision found that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act after it fired an employee for swearing at the boss during a meeting.  The NLRB determined that the employee was engaging in protected activity.  Read more here.

Check out The Workplace Report here


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