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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
We have been tracking the developments in this case since its inception. Now it has reached the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether attorneys' fees are appropriate...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On January 29, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-16 (a copy can be found here), which provides much-needed guidance and flexibility for mid-year amendments to safe harbor plans.
Proskauer Rose LLP
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued proposed enforcement guidance regarding retaliation claims.
Littler Mendelson
A divided U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that an unaccepted settlement offer or offer of judgment is a legal nullity that cannot moot a case.
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
On January 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2016-16 (the "Notice") which provides guidance on mid-year changes to safe harbor plans under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Two recent Supreme Court decisions, and a recent Sixth Circuit analysis on remand from the Supreme Court, offer a roadmap of sorts on ERISA litigation.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Following through on its April 2015 "clarification" of the investigative standard in whistleblower matters, OSHA issued a new whistleblower investigations manual overnight restating the mission of its investigators.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Nearly a decade ago, a class of retirees sued their former employer's successor, M&G Polymers, after it announced that it would begin requiring the retirees to contribute toward their health benefits.
Reed Smith
The New York City Council's targeted attacks on specific industries continue unabated. After levying onerous new labor law requirements on car washes this past summer, the Council recently turned its attention to the grocery industry.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In Rollins, defendants were contractors for the Sound Transit "University Link" light-rail projects, which included making hiring and firing decisions for laborers the Union dispatched to the Project.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (the ORPP), will be a provincially-managed plan that, like the Canada Pension Plan, will be funded by equal co-contributions from both employers and employees.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A Wisconsin-based manufacturing firm was recently granted a summary judgment from the state in a case that was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Most companies will eventually face the unpleasant task of terminating an employee or group of employees.
In August 2014, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Programs ("OFCCP") proposed that federal contractors report compensation information on an Equal Pay report.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
For many job applicants, especially those with a criminal background, it is one of the most dreaded questions on a job application: "Have you been convicted of a criminal offense?"
Ford & Harrison LLP
Until October 13, 2015, when the USDOL's Final Rule went into effect, NYC home care agencies' paid leave policies were only required to comply with the paid sick day requirements under Earned Sick Time Act...
Morgan Lewis
EEOC's proposed reporting requirements would mandate that employers submit annual reports detailing compensation information by ethnicity, race, and sex.
The EEOC seeks public comment on its new Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, which will supersede the agency's last-issued guidance on the topic from 1998.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
On November 24, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a 60 day notice of proposed changes to the Form I-9 in the Federal Register. The 60 day public comment period ended on January 25, 2016.
Littler Mendelson
In its Statement, the Working Party sent an unequivocal reminder that U.S. multinational employers can no longer rely on the Safe Harbor to legitimize the transfer of EU employees' personal data to the United States.
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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.
As you brace for the New Year, don't forget that California's minimum wage will reach $10 per hour on January 1, 2016.
Fox Rothschild LLP
This has been a tumultuous year in the immigration space and it ends with a massive proposed regulatory change announced on New Year's Eve by the US Department of Homeland Security.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Chewbacca has announced that he and R2D2 will be challenging Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Effective January 1, 2016, the California minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour.
McGuireWoods LLP
This is the 55th in a series of WorkCite articles concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its companion statute, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 ...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Overtime regulations were implemented as part of the original Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 and touted as providing minimum protections to individual workers, ensuring that covered employees would receive a fair day's pay for a fair day's work and protecting them from the "evil" of overwork as well as underpay.
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a recent Administrative Appeal Office (AAO) decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, the court held that a change in the beneficiary's place of employment to a different MSA is a material change with respect to the immigration regulations, and, thus, requires that the sponsoring petitioner file an amended or new H-1B petition with a corresponding Labor Certification Application (LCA) for the new location.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Colorado employers would be wise to evaluate how legal developments that occurred in 2015 impact their current employment policies.
Holland & Knight
Two new Oregon laws establish policies regarding employer criminal background checks and questions for applicants and a state-run retirement savings plan.
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