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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") released two new materials concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Rule is only applicable to arrangements and agreements made on or after July 1, 2016, and to payments made pursuant to arrangements and agreements entered into on or after July 1, 2016.
The McLane Law Firm
This responsibility usually falls on the shoulders of the business managers and human resources people who address the issue before outside counsel become involved.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Under California law, employers have a part to play in protecting employee voting rights and other political activity.
Orrick
Staying true to form, earlier this month San Francisco passed the nation's first fully-paid parental leave law known as the Paid Parental Leave for Bonding with New Child Ordinance ("Paid Parental Leave Ordinance").
Proskauer Rose LLP
Many states have developed and implemented all-payer claims databases to address their need for comprehensive healthcare information, including costs, quality, utilization patterns, and access and barriers to care.
McDermott Will & Emery
Sponsors of nonqualified deferred compensation plans should pay close attention to the special tax withholding rules under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act to avoid paying interest and penalties, and potentially being sued by plan participants.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Earlier this month, the NLRB struck down a couple of facially-neutral workplace civility rules in an employer's Code of Conduct.
BakerHostetler
"Shut the door. Have a seat." The phrase immediately conjures emotions from the recipient. Most likely, life-changing (typically bad) news is about to be imparted.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A recently completed five-day arbitration with twenty-one witnesses, reminded me of the upsides of employment arbitrations.
Jones Day
On April 6, 2016, the DOL issued final regulations defining who is a fiduciary as a result of giving "investment advice" to an employee benefit plan subject to ERISA or an individual retirement account.
The McLane Law Firm
The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, along with several other states, is challenging retail stores' use of "on call" shifts.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of adopting a paid sick leave ordinance which, if approved, would provide six days of paid sick leave per year, with carry-over of 72 hours.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
This time of year, students all over the country are eagerly searching for a meaningful internship experience in their chosen field.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last Thursday, Uber settled two closely-watched class actions contesting Uber's classification of approximately 385,000 drivers in California and Massachusetts as independent contractors as opposed to employees.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued final regulations redefining the term "fiduciary" for purposes of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA").
Troutman Sanders LLP
Recent laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and the subsequent backlash are all over the news.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
In a 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court today held that the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects both actual and perceived political speech and expression by public employees.
Dentons Worldwide
The issue before the Court of Appeal was whether an employer could establish any exceptions in clause 31(13) of the Singapore Institute of Architects Articles and Conditions of Building...
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Fisher & Phillips LLP
On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
Littler Mendelson
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule to re-define who is rendered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
Processing of H-1B extensions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) continue to be extraordinary slow, at both the Vermont and California Service Centers.
Orrick
Whether a Human Resources Director will be deemed the "employer" and held individually liable for alleged violations under the Family Medical Leave Act should be left to the jury, according to the Second Circuit's recent FMLA decision.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law which will significantly increase the minimum wage in New York State from the current rate of $9, to $15 by the end of 2018...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Monday, Alden Bianchi posted a detailed analysis of the Supreme Court's recent decision Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company on Mintz's Employment Matters blog.
Littler Mendelson
There is an annual limit of 65,000 visas available for H-1B petitions, with an additional 20,000 reserved for individuals who have earned a U.S. master's degree or higher.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Employers are generally aware of their duty to accommodate an employee's religious beliefs. But what if your employee claims he is a "Pastafarian" who worships the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
Proskauer Rose LLP
With this ordinance, San Francisco becomes the first city in the United States to offer parental leave at 100 percent of an employee's salary.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On April 4, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation adopting a 12-week paid family leave policy for New York employees (the "Paid Leave Law").
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