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Pepper Hamilton LLP
The Third Circuit held for the first time that a predecessor’s wage-and-hour violations under the FLSA can result in liability for a successor employer.
Arent Fox LLP
Peter Sung Ohr has entered into an agreement with the Illinois Department of Labor that provide for collaboration and information sharing during investigations.
Mayer Brown
A recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has made it harder for employers targeted by lawsuits under the California Labor Code’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, Cal. Labor Code § 2698, et seq. (PAGA), to remove the cases to federal court.
Littler Mendelson
The Supreme Court held that the Airline Deregulation Act can preempt common law claims for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Fenwick & West LLP
The SEC recently warned businesses not to attempt to disincentivize company whistleblowers from bringing alleged wrongdoing to the attention of the SEC.
Fenwick & West LLP
Is an employer allowed to enforce a uniformly-applied workplace conduct policy against an employee whose misconduct was caused by her disability?
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Sunny’s Limousine Services entered into a proposed class action settlement with its drivers who allege they were misclassified as independent contractors.
Fenwick & West LLP
The United States Supreme Court held that severance payments are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act.
Littler Mendelson
A North Carolina federal court granted an insurance business’s motion for preliminary injunction against six of its former independent insurance agents.
Littler Mendelson
The NLRB’s General Counsel issued a memorandum (GCM 14-01) highlighting legal issues the Regions are required to submit to the Board’s Division of Advice.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Recently we talked about coded language meant to disguise discriminatory intent - "language workaround," as one reader called it.
Fox Rothschild LLP
What’s missing from the rash of news reports and blog posts about the NLRB’s ruling allowing scholarship football players at Northwestern to vote on whether to join a union is an explanation of why the athletes want a union.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
With the issuance of final regulations under the ACA’s employer shared responsibility rules, employers have been concerned with the pay-or-play penalties.
Littler Mendelson
Companies seeking to protect their trade secrets should take note of the Fourth Circuit’s decision in "E.I. DuPont De Nemours v. Kolon Industries".
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last week, President Obama issued two important directives aimed at ending gender pay disparities.
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions.
Littler Mendelson
The Department of Homeland Security will publish proposed rules to allow spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to be eligible for U.S. employment authorization.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Shayna Balch offered the Phoenix Business Journal tips for handling tattoos and piercings in the workplace.
Things seem to be going from bad to worse for defunct law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Morgan Lewis
The Act was recently amended to cover more New York City employers and to impose even greater compliance obligations than the original law passed in 2013.
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Littler Mendelson
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap for fiscal year 2015.
Ford & Harrison LLP
We are releasing this Alert to remind employers of the fast approaching April 1, 2014 deadline for filing H-1B work visa petitions on behalf of foreign employees who need sponsorship for long-term work authorization in the U.S.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Littler Mendelson
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he will sign into law two bills that significantly expand the provisions of the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Late last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law new legislation that, among other things, will raise New York's minimum wage to $9 per hour over the next three years.
McDermott Will & Emery
Recently issued final regulations on the employer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act clarify and streamline the process for reporting information relating to the provision of minimum essential coverage and health insurance coverage offered under employer-sponsored plans.
Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Proskauer Rose LLP
President Obama gave a press conference and signed a Memorandum aimed at "updating and modernizing" overtime eligibility rules for white-collar workers.
Duane Morris LLP
Minimum wage increases are scheduled to take effect in 14 states for 2014, including New York and California.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
According to reports, more employers are hiring people as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid Obamacare, minimum wage requirements, or other laws that only protect employees.
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