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BakerHostetler
On August 12, 2014, the California Court of Appeal (Second Appellate District) published a decision that could impact many employers in California.
BakerHostetler
Gawker became the subject of yet another in a line of cases involving unpaid interns. Four interns brought suit under the FLSA.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence on August 8, 2014.
Orrick
On August 8, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance proposed new annual reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The 11th Judicial Circuit has found that Section 440.11 of Florida's Workers' Compensation Act is unconstitutional.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Jeffrey Sultanik was quoted in the WFMZ-TV article "Teacher Contracts Still Not Agreed Upon in Saucon Valley."
Littler Mendelson
An employee was discharged for the tone of her e-mails to supervisors, which the employer concluded violated a rule prohibiting "inappropriate behavior" in the workplace.
Archer & Greiner P.C.
The Supreme Court decision upholding limitations to sue in ERISA employee welfare benefit plans provides important guidance to drafters of ERISA plan provisions.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
On August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court’s dismissal of FLSA overtime claims.
Littler Mendelson
According to the DOJ, the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team succeeded in the recovery of $12.1 billion by September 2013.
Foley & Lardner
In the case, an employer moved to compel arbitration, noting that the representative employees had signed arbitration agreements.
McDermott Will & Emery
As federal and state agencies and courts further examine the implications of the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on same-sex marriage in U.S. v. Windsor, the laws and regulations governing employee benefits for employees’ same-sex spouses continue to be clarified.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On a regular basis, I am asked whether companies should have their employees sign arbitration agreements.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Accessing information about employees and applicants via their social media accounts just got a bit more complicated in Tennessee
Fisher & Phillips LLP
New Jersey employers with 15 or more employees will be prohibited from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history in the initial employment application beginning on March 1, 2015.
Littler Mendelson
The New York City Earned Sick Time Act went into effect on April 1, 2014, giving many New York City employees up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year.
Littler Mendelson
In Peter Zimmerman Architects, Inc. v. Toates, a firm specializing in custom, residential architecture sought to enforce a noncompetition agreement against a former employee and the new architectural firm he founded.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") "collective action" cases have become big business for plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Orrick
Last week, the Second Circuit upheld a district court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") whistleblower claim – but not before rejecting the "definitively and specifically" standard on which the district court’s decision relied.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The U.S. Department of Labor provided new guidance to plan fiduciaries of terminated defined contribution plans for locating missing and unresponsive participants.
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Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On January 1, 2014, the Arizona minimum wage will increase from $7.80 to $7.90.
Venable LLP
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes new reporting requirements on employers and insurance companies offering health coverage.
Troutman Sanders
This is the twenty-seventh in the series of alerts intended to keep employers up to date on the evolving requirements of Health Care Reform under the ACA.
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.
Fox Rothschild LLP
I just read a fabulous article by Rick Roller at the examiner.com entitled "GOSSIP, the Virus in Your Workplace.
Littler Mendelson
On January 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations governing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care 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.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ("DEO") has announced that the minimum wage in Florida will increase by 14 cents from $7.79 to $7.93 per hour on January 1, 2014.
Pepper Hamilton LLP
141 drivers classified as independent contractors by FedEx Ground will receive $5.8 million in settlement of their misclassification lawsuit.
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