Supreme Court Roundup for California Employers: The Latest Labor and Employment Law Rulings Explained
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In one of the most anticipated decisions of the year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Section III of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, which paves the way for same-sex couples to potentially enjoy many federal benefits that they weren't entitled to before.
The Court also ruled that California Prop 8's proponent, Hollingsworth, had no standing to defend the law, leaving the decision of the lower courts as the current law, which means California can now again recognize same-sex marriage.
There are many questions about how these decisions may affect employers, specifically concerning FMLA/CFRA leave eligibility and administration.
Also, the Court recessed for the summer with a bang, issuing several other labor and employment-related decisions that will have an impact on employers across California and the country concerning things like discrimination and retaliation claims.
With all of these changes, it's crucial for you to understand the issues at hand and the impact the Court's rulings will have on your California organization's policies and practices.
Participate in this interactive webinar for California employers, and you'll learn:
- What the DOMA-related decisions mean for California employers
- The impact the rulings will have on the income and payroll tax consequences of affected employees
- Best practices for administering a qualified retirement plan's beneficiary designations and spousal consent requirements
- Key reminders about healthcare reform's exclusion of spouses from healthcare reform's play-or-pay mandate, as well as addressing how this will affect a same-sex household's federal premium assistance eligibility upon purchase of insurance through an exchange
- The impact the DOMA decision will have on FMLA/CFRA leave eligibility and administration in California
- Other recent notable U.S. Supreme Court labor and employment decisions and their impact on California workplaces
- What the Court's ruling in Vance v. Ball State means for the "Faragher and Ellerth supervisor liability rule"
- Best practices for identifying whether a potential harasser is a "supervisor" under Title VII and the broader definitions under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- How to prevent hostile work environment harassment claims from the behavior of coworkers who may qualify as a supervisor under FEHA, and who must still be provided with sexual harassment training under California SB 1825
- Tips for avoiding California-based employee retaliation lawsuits
- The impact the Court's recent decision in the Symczyk case could have on protecting your organization against expensive collective FLSA actions and how this may overlap with California wage and hour laws
- The likely impact the Court's anticipated decision in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel (a donning and doffing case alleging FLSA violations) could have on California employers
- And much more!
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the practical impact these significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions will have on California workplaces. Register now for this informative event for HR professionals in California.
About your presenter:
Attorney Callan Carter is a partner in the San Francisco office of Fisher &Phillips and a member of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. She has practiced employee benefits law since 1997, advising clients on plan design, drafting, implementation, and termination of qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans (including state and local mandated benefits), fringe benefit programs, and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements. She advises clients on complex application of qualified and welfare plan non-discrimination rules, IRS and DOL correction programs, prohibited transactions, fiduciary issues, determination letters, controlled group determinations, and benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions. She works extensively with IRS Code Section 409A deferred compensation rules, as well as drafts plan and ancillary documents to comply with Section 409A. Callan co-authored the firm's health and welfare plan compliance kits for COBRA, HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security, HIPAA Portability, and USERRA. She also negotiates contracts with insurance companies and other plan vendors. Before joining the firm, Ms. Carter was a tax specialist with a Big Four accounting firm.
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