The NLRB Decision and Idaho Employees, Patricia M. Olsson
By changing the definition of “joint employer,” the NLRB opens the door for attacks on franchisors by franchisees, by temporary employees against the employer contracting with the temporary staffing agency, and by independent contractors against the entity engaging their services.
NLRB Decision: joint employment relationships between employers; 8/27/2015
Employment Law News: NLRB’s Decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., Case 32-RC-109684, August 27, 2015
EEOC opens the door to employer-sponsored wellness programs, by Mindy (Willman) Muller
The EEOC's proposed rule on employer-sponsored wellness plans is not yet final, and the public now has an opportunity to comment on the rules….Comments on the proposed rules must be received by the EEOC on or before June 19, 2015.
Grazing Improvement Act, by Jetta H. Mathews
On December 19, 2014, the President signed into law changes to the permit system for grazing on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. The changes are part of the “Grazing Improvement Act” legislation which has been sponsored in the House by Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho, and in the Senate by Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, in the past few years.
Update on Gay and Lesbian Marriage Cases and Impact on Idaho Employers
The United States Supreme Court will hear four cases that address state laws that ban same-sex marriage or recognition of a same-sex marriage performed in another state or jurisdictions that allow same-sex marriages…