Employment Law Roundup: EEOC Priorities, Non-Competes, Work Travel, Form I-9, ADA, Outsourcing 401(k)s, More

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates and advisories on JD Supra spanning the broad range of labor and employment law issues that arise in the workplace:

“Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain. Looks like we missed our window of opportunity to sign this labor agreement, so we’re in for a long wait…” (Bloomberg Law)

The EEOC sets its priorities, and they look fairly familiar (Constangy, Brooks & Smith)

Planes, trains, and automobiles: are your employees on the clock while traveling? (Hopkins & Carley)

Quick: what’s a thumb worth? A big toe? The Georgia permanent partial disability payment schedule will tell you (Jodi Ginsburg)

The hidden costs of hiring J-1 visa holders (Fisher & Phillips)

The IRS has clarified the rules for paying employees with dividends and dividend equivalents (Fenwick & West)

Requiring an employee to undergo psychological counseling could violate ADA rules (Ballard Spahr) (Franczek Radelet)

Include “choice-of-law” clauses in your cross-border employment agreements? Be careful what you wish for (White & Case)

“Take a seat:” sitting down on the job may be a required ADA accommodation (Fisher & Phillips)

Restrictive covenants in California employee agreements most likely won’t work (Wilson Sonsini) (Sheppard Mullin)

Remember the advice “get it in writing”? Still valid (Akerman Senterfitt)

The new Fair Credit Reporting Act rules for employer background checks go into effect on January 1, 2013 (Littler)

The IRS has changed the rules for taxing severance payments (Leonard, Street & Deinard)

Confidentiality rights and “at-will” employment clauses continue to draw the attention of the NLRB (Nexsen Pruet) (Cole Schotz)

“Reasonable” ADA accommodations do not include an indefinite leave of absence (Franczek Radelet)

Are you doing all you can to reduce 401(k) plan fees? (Osler)

Yes, the Form I-9 is still valid (Polsinelli Shughart)

The Eighth Circuit says employers only need to pay workers for a “reasonable” amount of time spent putting on protective gear, not the time they actually spend doing it (XpertHR)

Yes, honesty is still the best policy (Davis Brown)

Want to outsource your 401(k) plan? Here’s how (The Rosenbaum Law Firm)

Medical Loss Ratio rebate checks have been sent. Do you know what you’re supposed to do with them? (Franczek Radelet) (King & Spalding) (Katten Muchin Rosenman)

The EEOC issued its final rule on age discrimination (Morrison & Foerster)

Have questions about the additional Medicare tax under the Affordable Care Act? The IRS has answers (Mintz Levin)

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act alone won’t protect employers against employee theft (Sands Anderson)

Here are six best practices to avoid running afoul of the EEOC’s rules regarding criminal background checks (McCarter & English)

The FLSA’s “fluctuating workweek” method for paying overtime violates Pennsylvania law (McNees Wallace & Nurick)

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