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Proskauer Rose LLP
Within the past few weeks, IRS officials have informally indicated that the IRS would begin assessing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) employer shared responsibility.
Proskauer Rose LLP
A federal district court in Louisiana upheld a Texas state law prohibiting insurers from granting themselves discretion to interpret benefit plans when deciding benefit claims.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On November 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save Local Businesses Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Bucking the nationwide trend, Illinois was unable to pass a law prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.
McDermott Will & Emery
The IRS has taken actions indicating that employer mandate penalties under the ACA are about to be enforced.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Montgomery County, Maryland, has approved Bill 28-17, which increases the countywide minimum wage from $11.50 to $15.00.
Littler Mendelson
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta fielded a range of questions on the DOL's priorities during a November 15 hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Fisher Phillips LLP
U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta made the news again this week due to his remarks on the ever-growing gig economy and the need for increased legislative attention on this topic.
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
The employer, ME Global, Inc., was ordered to pay $182,943 in back wages.
Littler Mendelson
As we prepare to turn the calendar to 2018, employers look ahead to the next wave of labor and employment regulations.
On Monday, Nov. 6, newly re-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law "Intro. 1313-A," a bill that amends and expands the coverage of New York City's paid sick leave law.
Foley Hoag LLP
On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development issued proposed regulations to implement the Employer Medical Assistance Contribution ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The notices are coming. As described in Issues 45 and 48, the Affordable Care Act requires large employers to pay a penalty if they fail to offer qualifying health coverage.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In line with a wave of salary history bans going into effect across the country, Albany County, New York just passed its own salary history ban.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Proposed rules released by the NYS DOL would require employees to be paid for time not worked due to on-call scheduling practices.
Jones Day
If the IRS does not accept the employer's argument, further appeals are available.
Day Pitney LLP
The IRS recently announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to certain dollar limitations for employee pension benefit plans for 2018:
Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
On Monday, October 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") announced plans "to undertake new rulemaking with regard to overtime."
Archer & Greiner P.C.
Imagine the scenario in which a business owner spends 30+ years developing and maturing a successful, privately held business.
Littler Mendelson
On the eve of the November 26, 2017 effective date of New York City's own predictive scheduling regulations that affect retail and fast food employers, the New York State Department of Labor ...
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Duane Morris LLP
The probability of a court issuing a permanent injunction or agency action rescinding or modifying the Final Rule could be influenced by the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump and change in administration.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Asking an applicant "What's your current salary?" has been part and parcel of the hiring process for as long as employers have been hiring employees.
Fisher Phillips LLP
State lawmakers were quite active this year, with almost 2,500 bills introduced and over 1,000 making it to the Governor's desk.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
On October 12, 2017, California enacted a law that prohibits employers from requesting (either orally or in writing) job applicants' salary history, including both compensation and benefits.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (409A), was enacted into law in 2004 to impose statutory requirements on "nonqualified deferred compensation plans."
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
On November 9, 2017, the Senate Republicans released their version of the sweeping tax reform plan. Although the Senate Plan has many proposals that are similar to those in the House Bill...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Even when a claims administrator approves a claim for disability benefits, its job is not done. That principle was again demonstrated ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On Thursday, November 2, House Republicans released the legislative text of their eagerly awaited tax reform bill.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
On November 6, 2017, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the long-awaited Republican-sponsored tax bill.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
New statutory obligations for California employers in 2018 will include prohibitions on inquiries into applicants' salary and conviction histories, expanding CFRA to employees of smaller employers ...
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