Tag Archives: Compensation

California Supreme Court rules additional penalties may be recoverable for meal and rest period violations

On May 23, 2022, the California Supreme Court handed down its decision in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services. The decision discusses the penalties recoverable by employees for an employer’s alleged failure to pay meal and rest period premiums where a proper meal or rest period is not provided. The Naranjo Plaintiffs filed a putative class … Continue Reading

December 31, 2012 Deadline to Correct Certain Section 409A Payment Timing Errors

Our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits colleagues John D. Martini, Jeffrey G. Aromatorio, Jenny C. Baker and Allison Sizemore wrote a client alert regarding the December 31, 2012 deadline for correcting certain errors in the written provisions of nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements that provide payments that are contingent on the recipient’s execution of a release … Continue Reading

Certain Cancers Sustained by Firefighters now Covered Under Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

This post was also written by Bailey E. Axe and Joseph C. Rudolf. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed House Bill No. 797 into law Thursday, July 7, amending the Workers’ Compensation Act (“WCA”) to include coverage to firefighters suffering from a cancer caused by exposure to certain known carcinogens. Notably, these new provisions allow firefighters … Continue Reading

Employee Fired For Cause Loses Workers’ Comp Benefits, Illinois Court Rules

Illinois employers need not pay certain workers’ compensation benefits to employees fired for cause, according to a recent state appellate court decision. Interstate Scaffolding, Inc. v. The Workers’ Compensation Commission, et al., 385 Ill. App. 3d. 1040, 896 N.E. 2d 1132 (3d Dist. 2008). The case involved an employee injured while working, who then returned … Continue Reading

U.S. House Passes Pay Discrimination Legislation Supported by Obama; Senate Poised to Act

Just a few days after starting its new session, Congress has moved to substantially expand employees’ rights and remedies in pay discrimination cases. On Jan. 9, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 11) and the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12), largely along party lines, and then combined them … Continue Reading
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