Labor, Employement and Employee Benefits: February 2014


Executive Briefing focuses on emerging developments in employment, labor law and employee benefits.

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The NLRB’s Continued Interest in Personnel Policies

The NLRB has increased its scrutiny of employee handbook provisions in recent years. Employers should be especially aware of the NLRB’s decisions regarding several common handbook policies.

IRS Clarifies Aspects of In-Plan Roth Conversions

Recent IRS guidance has clarified certain aspects of in-plan Roth conversion features. The in-plan Roth conversion feature is a relatively new, optional feature of certain retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), and governmental 457(b) plans. This feature permits a plan that includes a qualified Roth contribution program to allow employees to roll over amounts from their non-Roth accounts to their designated Roth accounts in the plan.

When Are Unionized Employees “Changing Clothes?” The Supreme Court Decides Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp.

What are clothes? The Supreme Court’s Sandifer decision clarifies an important FLSA provision applicable to unionized employers.

OFCCP Releases New “Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability” Form

On January 22, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released the new government-approved form that federal contractors must use to invite job applicants and employees to voluntarily self-identify as individuals with disabilities. Contractors must begin using the new form effective March 24, 2014, unless they have an affirmative action plan (AAP) in place on that date. If that's the case, they may maintain that AAP until the end of their AAP year and delay compliance with the new AAP requirements until the start of their next AAP cycle.

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