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Executive Order, Legislative Amendments Fight Wage Theft
The president signed an executive order that will require prospective contractors to disclose labor law violations from the past three years before they can be eligible for a contract.

Benefits
Ernst & Young's Paid Leave Program Yields Dividends
Amid a call on Capitol Hill for mandatory paid leave, Maryella Gockel, flexibility leader at Ernst & Young LLP, outlined the accounting firm's voluntarily implemented parental-paid-leave program, which has helped nearly close the firm's retention gender gap.

IRS Issues Draft Forms for 2015 ACA Reporting
Draft reporting forms are now available to help employers prepare to disclose that the health coverage they offer employees complies with the Affordable Care Act "shared responsibility" coverage mandate.

SHRM: Silent CBA Is No Promise for Unending Retiree Benefits
When it comes to pension and welfare plans, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's treatment of them is as distinct as night and day. And that difference isn't dispelled by a collective bargaining agreement.

Labor Relations
NLRB Rejects Proposed Bargaining Unit at Bergdorf Goodman
The determination of what constitutes an appropriate bargaining unit is a highly fact-specific inquiry, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision shows.

NLRB General Counsel: McDonald's Is Joint Employer with Franchisees
In a determination by National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin Jr. that, according to a McDonald's spokesperson, "has implications for all franchised businesses," McDonald's has been deemed a joint employer with its franchisees.

NLRB Recognizes Departmental Micro Bargaining Unit at Macy's
Business concerns about microunits have been magnified by a board ruling recognizing a microunit in a department store.

 

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