Monthly Archives: March 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Severance Payments are Taxable Wages Under FICA

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 31, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion last week in United States vs. Quality Stores, Inc., in which the Court ruled that severance payments…

President Obama to Ask Department of Labor to Issue Tougher Rules Regarding Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 14, 2014 The Obama Administration announced this week that it will ask the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to issue rules that increase the minimum salary that must be paid…

Proposed Law Makes it Unlawful for Florida Employers to Require Their Employees to Provide Personal Social Media Passwords

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 11, 2014 Currently, Florida employers may ask their employees or prospective employees to provide their social media passwords and can fire the employees or refuse to hire the applicants if…

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments in Important FLSA Security Screenings Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE MARCH 6, 2014 Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear oral arguments in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case in which the Supreme Court…