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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The latest swerve in the rollercoaster that is Puerto Rico public finance occurred on April 11 with the release of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court’s ruling striking down as unconstitutional the bulk of the territory’s teacher pension reform legislation.
The National Labor Relations Board continues its full-frontal attack on reasonable rules of conduct promulgated by employers.
The EEOC learns what it’s like to be the statue and not the pigeon.
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
A recent decision by a Florida appeals court stands as a stark reminder of the perils of trying to maintain confidentiality in the age of social media.
Arent Fox LLP
The law makes a distinction between "pets" and "animals" when it comes to the work environment. So, what should employers do?
Fox Rothschild LLP
Every wage claim I see includes a claim for unpaid expenses.
Littler Mendelson
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare of Mexico signed an agreement on April 3, 2014.
Arent Fox LLP
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) signed a law that will limit exposure for employers who hire employees with a criminal conviction history.
Holland & Knight
The IRS issued a notice providing anticipated guidance for sponsors of qualified retirement plans on complying with the ruling in United States v. Windsor.
Foley Hoag LLP
MA Governor Patrick this week announced that he is introducing legislation to abolish employee noncompete agreements except in very limited circumstances.
Fox Rothschild LLP
The EEOC filed a lawsuit last year which alleged that a leading health care provider in Maryland violated the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation and then firing a pulmonary function technologist because she suffers from Usher’s Syndrome, a genetic disorder that impairs hearing and vision.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
On April 4, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-19 (Notice) providing welcomed guidance to qualified retirement plans with respect to the US v. Windsor decision in a question and answer format.
Day Pitney LLP
On Tuesday, April 15, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a law to protect interns working in New York City from discrimination, harassment and retaliation by their employers. This new law takes effect on June 14.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
First marketed internationally in 2002, battery-powered e-cigarettes are exploding stateside and may soon shake up many Texas employers who need to decide whether or not to allow e-cigarettes in the workplace.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
A centerpiece of President Obama’s current legislative agenda is raising the federal minimum wage.
Fox Rothschild LLP
We like the term "‘language workaround" as meaning coded or "dog whistle" language when used specifically to obscure references to age. See our April 4th blog.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., No. 13-3408 (6th Cir. Apr. 9, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the award of summary judgment against the EEOC in its suit alleging that Kaplan's use of credit checks disparately impacted African-American applicants in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The DOL issued a proposed amendment to its final regulations under Section 408(b)(2) of ERISA.
Littler Mendelson
Two rulings from the Puerto Rico provide guidance as to what constitutes the transfer of a going business vis-à-vis the closing of a business.
Day Pitney LLP
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the EEOC alleging that Kaplan’s use of credit reports disparately impacted African Americans.
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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.
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.
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.
Duane Morris LLP
Minimum wage increases are scheduled to take effect in 14 states for 2014, including New York and California.
Blank Rome LLP
For businesses with California operations, the coming year will bring several important changes to California employment law.
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.
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.
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