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Prepare To Implement Paid Family And Medical Leave Under New Massachusetts Law
Massachusetts employers should be making their final preparations for the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave program in advance of the Oct. 1, 2019, effective date for payroll deductions.
United States
23 Sep 2019
Update On Deadlines And Employer Obligations Under The New Massachusetts PFML Act
The Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave (Department) continues to issue guidance on the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML), which takes effect on July 1, 2019.
United States
17 Jun 2019
Lack Of Statutory Private Right Of Action Is No Bar To Privacy Suit
HIPAA and several other privacy laws do not include a private right of action
United States
20 Nov 2018
Eleventh Circuit Affirms Vitality Of Employee Exemption To The Anti-Kickback Statute
On Aug. 7, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower case brought under the federal False Claims Act.
United States
6 Sep 2018
Illinois Appellate Court Expands PSEBA Exposure For Illinois Local Governments
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, the Illinois First District Appellate Court, in a 2-1 decision, greatly expanded the "unlawful act" trigger for eligibility for lifetime healthcare benefits under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act (PSEBA).
United States
8 Feb 2018
DOT To Test Safety-Sensitive Transportation Workers For Additional Opioids
Safety-sensitive transportation workers in the aviation, trucking, rail, transit and pipeline industries, as well as certain U.S. Coast Guard employees, are required to submit to random drug testing under federal law.
United States
11 Dec 2017
Final Rule Issued Implementing Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order
The Department of Defense, General Services Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (the FAR Council) have issued for publication in today's Federal Register.
United States
31 Aug 2016
Food And Beverage Law Update: August 2016
When food and beverage companies think of their largest risks, data breaches have not historically come to mind, but this is changing.
United States
12 Aug 2016
Proposed FAR Amendments Create New Disclosure Obligations And Compliance Regime
The proposed amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) require disclosures of labor law violations – even if they are not final and are subject to dispute.
United States
5 Jun 2015
The New FBI Study On Active Shooters – Is Your Workplace Safe?
The FBI's much anticipated study of active shooter incidents in the United States between 2000 and 2013 was released at the end of 2014.
United States
3 Feb 2015
Boston Ordinances Proposed To Address Student-Athlete Safety And Scholarships
The Boston City Council has entered the ongoing national debates and reform efforts concerning collegiate student-athlete issues, including safety and scholarships.
United States
16 Oct 2014
OSHA Charges Retail: Higher Fines For Repeat Violations Across Multiple Locations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues to enforce its policy of assessing safety violations on a company-wide basis.
United States
22 Jan 2014
What Employers Need To Know About Illinois' New Medical Marijuana Law
On August 2, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, P.A., 98-0122.
United States
22 Oct 2013
Wal-Mart Agrees To Precedent-Setting Corporate-Wide Settlement With OSHA Over Shopping Cart Full Of Violations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.'s corporate-wide settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor on August 7, 2013.
United States
10 Sep 2013
When Knowing Is No Sure Thing: 11th Circuit Requires OSHA To Dig Deeper Before Imputing Supervisor's Misconduct To Employer
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently reversed the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and held that an employer is not automatically liable for the health and safety violations committed by one of its supervisors.
United States
7 Aug 2013
Under FLSA Section 203(o) Does The Term "Changing Clothes" Include The Time A Manufacturing Employee Spends Putting On And Taking Off Safety Equipment?
For minimum wage and over-time purposes, Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that "hours worked" does not include time spent "changing clothes".
United States
27 Feb 2013
Recommendations for Complying with Ballona Wetlands' Definitive Rejection of ‘Converse-CEQA' Analysis
On March 21, 2012, the California Supreme Court denied the petition for review and requests for depublication of the Second District Court of Appeal’s opinion in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust et al. v. City of Los Angeles (2011) 201 Cal.App.4th 455 (Ballona Wetlands).
United States
14 Jun 2012
OSHA’s Heavy Hand Enforcing Repeat Violations Across Multiple Locations
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continues its policy of assessing safety violations on an employer-wide basis.
United States
24 Apr 2012
OSHA's Multi-Employer Worksite Liability Doctrine Upheld Yet Again - General Contractors Continue To Be Held Liable Even If Their Own Employees Are Not Exposed To Hazard
On December 14, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit Court) upheld a citation issued against a general contractor on the basis of the multi-employer worksite liability doctrine, joining a growing majority of jurisdictions that have considered and enforced the doctrine.
United States
25 Jan 2012
CEQA Update: Court of Appeal Concludes That the Environment's Effect on a Project Need Not Be Analyzed Under CEQA
In one of the most notable decisions of 2011, the Second District Court of Appeal recently held in Ballona Wetlands Land Trust et al. v. City of Los Angeles1 that the environment’s effects on a proposed project do not have to be analyzed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
United States
24 Jan 2012
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