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Proskauer Rose LLP
If nothing else, the new guidance provides another preview into what will undoubtedly be a complex regulatory environment.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Although we remain optimistic that WHD will make no changes to the duties tests, it would be foolish to view WHD's proposal as taking such changes off the table.
Proskauer Rose LLP
This Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
OSHA, through a rulemaking, is seeking to build a work-a-round to a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion on issuing citations for recordkeeping violations that are more than six months old.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed dismissal of ERISA breach of fiduciary claims against Delta Air Lines and other alleged plan fiduciaries in connection with a defined contribution plan's investments in Delta Air Lines stock.
Littler Mendelson
On July 21, 2015, USCIS issued final guidance on when to file a new or amended H-1B petition after the Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC decision.
Orrick
Effective January 1, 2017, the IRS has announced that, due to limited resources, it is eliminating the existing 5-year determination letter application staggered filing cycles for individually designed plans.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Mapping in a 401(k) plan occurs when an investment option is removed and the participant's investment in that option is transferred to a different investment option (absent direction from the participant).
Fox Rothschild LLP
Often employers will neglect or overlook revising their vacation and/or paid time off policies, which are buried in the employee handbook that was last revised a half-dozen years ago.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Since New Jersey led the way in 1994, many states have enacted so-called Megan's Laws, which establish public online registries of individuals who have been convicted of a sex-based offense.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Carolyn D. Richmond was quoted in The Restaurant Finance Monitor article, "Is the New York Minimum Wage Hike Arbitrary and Capricious?"
Fox Rothschild LLP
In a December 2014 post, I presented an overview of what items should be included by an employer in a covenant not to compete in order to make it enforceable with respect to the employer's employees and when that covenant should be implemented by the employer.
Mayer Brown
US Department of Labor Proposes Changes to Federal Overtime Pay Regulations
Reed Smith
California employers may finally rejoice: there is now an employer-friendly state court decision, Higgins-Williams v. Sutter Med. Found., 237 Cal. App. 4th 78 (2015).
Thompson Coburn LLP
Federal policy impacting the treatment of transgender individuals on campus first began to take shape in 2012.
Littler Mendelson
Effective July 14, 2015, Wisconsin has made it easier for an employer to comply with Wisconsin Statute 103.85, Wisconsin's "one day of rest in seven" requirement.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As we wrote about here, in April the Department of Labor issued its highly anticipated, re-proposed regulation addressing the standard of care for broker-dealers and other financial professionals who provide retirement investment advice
Proskauer Rose LLP
As reported by New York Law Journal reporter Ben Bedell, the New York's Appellate Division, First Department recently held that employees could file suit against their former employer for both sexual harassment and violation of New York's whistleblower protection law even though the statute bars employees from seeking remedies available under any other law.
Proskauer Rose LLP
With the impending deadline early next year, most applicable large employers are (or should be) in the process of gearing up for what is perhaps the biggest Affordable Care Act ("ACA") compliance challenge this year — the information reporting requirements found in Sections 6055 and 6056 of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") (details of which can be found here).
Proskauer Rose LLP
On July 23, 2015, the Second Circuit, in Lola v. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Tower Legal Staffing, Inc., revived a putative collective action brought by David Lola, a contract attorney, against Skadden and Tower Legal Staffing, Inc., alleging violations of the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Holland & Knight
Beginning July 1, 2015, Chicago's minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour.
Morgan Lewis
Employers should take action to ensure compliance with new employment laws that take effect January 1, 2015.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The proposed rule more than doubles the annual salary required for an employee to be considered exempt from overtime or minimum wage under the FLSA's white collar exemptions.
Morgan Lewis
The proposal seeks to significantly increase the salary level needed to qualify as exempt under the FLSA's white collar standard and highly compensated exemptions.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The Rule will likely give employers headaches for years to come, as the increased threshold is not a one-time event.
Littler Mendelson
Premium processing requests are filed using Form I-907, and allow a petitioning employer to receive a response from USCIS within 15 calendar days.
Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP
In California, internships have always been viewed as a trade-off between prestigious employers and young students looking to get a foot in the proverbial door.
McDermott Will & Emery
Every year the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor conduct thousands of audits of employee benefit retirement plans.
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.
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.
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