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By Jeanne E. Floyd, Eric D. Penkert
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on association health plans (AHPs). The final rule generally is consistent with the proposed rule published on January 5, 2018, and allows employers and sole proprietors to band together on the basis of geography or industry.
By John Martin
Employers that are worried about whether their new or upgraded programs for silica protection will pass regulatory muster under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) general industry standard for respirable crsytalline silica, for which enforcement begins on Saturday, June 23, 2018, can breathe a small sigh of relief.
By Randolph Ruff
The most common method of contracting for private commercial construction is reimbursement of the contractor's construction costs plus a fee, with a guaranteed maximum price.
By Mallory Stumpf, Sarah Smith Kuehnel
The EEOC focus on challenging pre-employment testing highlights the importance of carefully validating such tests before implementing them and reexamining existing pre-employment tests...
By Ogletree Deakins
LGBT Pride Month occurs in June to commemorate those riots.
By James J. Plunkett, Harold Coxson
House Republican leadership was able to quell a quasi-rebellion within its ranks by promising votes on two immigration bills next week: the Securing America's Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760) and a yet-to-be-introduced bill to be drafted by Republican leadership.
By Alexandra Orsini, Michael Mahoney, David Rosner
On October 30, 2017, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania signed into law Act 43 of 2017.
By Leigh N. Ganchan, Heather Whitfield
U.S. employers that hire and place foreign workers with H-1B visas at third-party worksites may be faced with additional burdens in the H-1B petition process. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) ...
By Justin Tarka
Smith worked for Pimlico Plumbers Ltd. as a plumber for almost six years.
By Nonnie Shivers
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) can be daunting but many answers are found within the FMLA regulations themselves.
By Grace H. Ristuccia, Thomas Vasiljevich
On June 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that an asset purchaser that was deemed a successor was liable to pay the seller's withdrawal liability even though the purchaser ...
By Martin C. Brook, Alfred Robinson, Jr.
The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has been busy. In March of this year, the WHD announced a new nationwide initiative ...
By Lawrence Smith
The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine can provide religious institutions with protection from employment-related lawsuits.
By Christopher R. Mikula
On June 6, 2018, the NLRB;S general counsel issued a new guidance memorandum that contains updated guidance on how the regional offices should be reviewing and interpreting unfair labor practice charges ...
By Jansen A. Ellis
Pay equity legislation is burgeoning. In 2017, several jurisdictions approved bans on salary history inquiries, and the trend continues in 2018.
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