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Proskauer Rose LLP
On May 5, 2015, in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc., the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California held that an internal complaint of an alleged securities law violation is sufficient to invoke the Dodd-Frank Act's anti-retaliation protection.
Duane Morris LLP
I am pleased to share with you a blog I wrote for Entrepreneur. The Washington Post recently posted an article by Laura J. Kray, professor of leadership at the University of California, Berkley, Haas School of Business, entitled: "The best way to eliminate the gender pay gap? Ban salary negotiations."
Fox Rothschild LLP
A recent survey shows that class actions are the biggest worry for US corporate counsel. This is based on a polling of approximately 800 corporate counsel.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Michaelin Higgins-Williams worked for Sutter Medical Foundation as a clinical assistant. But she found her interactions with her boss and human resources stressful.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On May 25, 2015, the Wall Street Journal published an article (subscription required) reporting that tipsters have found it difficult to collect financial awards from the SEC after filing whistleblower claims.
Littler Mendelson
On May 21, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued guidance on an employer's obligation to amend an H-1B visa petition to report a change in the employee's worksite location.
Littler Mendelson
On May 19, 2015, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law a new statute restricting an employer's ability to gain access to social media, e-mail and other personal online accounts of employees and job applicants.
Littler Mendelson
The end of the first week of June is the deadline for California bills to pass out of their house of origin.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
In the past year, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against certain employers challenging the legality of their "wellness programs."
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Notice 2015-17 is the IRS' most recent guidance on such arrangements, reaching the same conclusions. It also, however, provides welcome penalty relief for certain employers.
Reed Smith
Today's New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of newly issued legislation and judicial opinions.
Holland & Knight
The Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits employers from requesting or using an individual's consumer credit history in making employment decisions.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Under section 1032(b) of the California Code of Civil Procedure, "a prevailing party is entitled as a matter of right to recover costs in any action or proceeding" unless some statute expressly says otherwise.
Littler Mendelson
The federal agencies charged with implementing President Obama's July 31, 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order have released their much-anticipated proposed rule on this directive.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In Part 1 of this series, we reported on recently proposed regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor amending the definition of the term "fiduciary" under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.
Caplin & Drysdale
Last month, the Department of Labor ("DOL") published new proposed regulations addressing who is a fiduciary of an employee benefit plan by virtue of rendering investment advice to the plan or its participants.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
For the second time, the Fourth Circuit has determined that African-American employees at a South Carolina steel plant are entitled to Rule 23 class certification.
Holland & Knight
The Supreme Court ruled that the statute of limitations does not bar the breach of fiduciary duty claim in light of the ongoing duty to monitor trust investments.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
John Thompson's Wage and Hour Laws blog post "Should Employers Keep Time Records For Exempt Employees?" was picked up by TLNT on May 21, 2015.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Howard Mavity's Workplace Safety and Health Law Blog post "Are Sleepless and Fatigued Professionals Going to Cost You?" was picked up by TLNT on May 22, 2015.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
As a result of this decision, many businesses are already out of compliance and must take steps to comply with this very significant new burden.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Last week, the IRS issued its "final" versions of the forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B and 1095-C along with instructions for the "B" forms and instructions for the "C" forms.
Morgan Lewis
Employers should take action to ensure compliance with new employment laws that take effect January 1, 2015.
Littler Mendelson
The decision means that employers are required to file a certified LCA, as well as an amended H-1B petition, prior to moving an employee to a new work location, which represents a departure from prior USCIS guidance.
McGuireWoods LLP
Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its widely anticipated re-proposed rules for defining fiduciary status under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 for providers of investment advice for a fee.
McDermott Will & Emery
Every year the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor conduct thousands of audits of employee benefit retirement plans.
Fox Rothschild LLP
While there are no reports in the United States of forced RFID chip programs, there are laws in the United States that prohibit the mandatory implantation of such devices.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Despite the fact that Congress had enacted sweeping pro-Indian legislation in the form of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 in the previous year, the NLRA did not mention Indian tribes at any point.
Holland & Knight
Beginning July 1, 2015, Chicago's minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour.
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