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The Potential Pitfalls Of Using Non-Competes For Low-Wage Workers
The Bloomberg Editorial Board recently published an article entitled "Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes" arguing ...
United States
30 Nov 2018
Signs Signs, Everywhere A Sign: States Require Updated Employment Law Postings
Employers are well aware of the requirement to post various notices from the EEOC, DOL, and other acronym-bearing state and federal agencies.
United States
28 Aug 2018
California Supreme Court Kicks Off Game Of "Capture The Time" And Employers Scramble To Keep Up
A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court could have lasting consequences for timekeeping practices and the payment of wages for hourly employees.
United States
7 Aug 2018
Recent Developments In Pay Equity: Real Reactions, Not Just Headlines
Pay equity is a hot topic – and not just in employment and HR circles.
United States
30 May 2018
Salary History Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional Violation Of First Amendment
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that Philadelphia's ban on questioning job applicants about their salary history violates...
United States
11 May 2018
U.S. Court Of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit Vacates Fiduciary Rule
The Court of Appeals decisions create national uncertainty about the Fiduciary Rule's future.
United States
27 Mar 2018
Should You Offer Your Employees "Pawternity" Leave?
Believe it or not, there's a growing trend among some employers to offer a new benefit: "pawternity leave," or leave for new pet owners. Offerings range from a few days of leave up to a week...
United States
2 Feb 2018
5 Employment Law Predictions For 2018 – Part I
With the holidays now over and everyone settling back into our regular work routines, some predictions on labor and employment law developments for 2018 might be helpful.
United States
24 Jan 2018
New Year, New Laws: Update Your Policies And Procedures
The beginning of the new year often brings fresh resolve, brightened attitudes, and a renewed sense of hope for the coming year.
United States
17 Jan 2018
Check Those Pre-Adverse Action Letters – New California Law Goes Into Effect
On January 1, 2018, California Government Code ง 12952 goes into effect. ง 12952 is yet another state law that regulates how employers can use criminal background checks in the hiring process.
United States
3 Jan 2018
Updated IRS Guidance For Assessment Of Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Under The Affordable Care Act
On November 2, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") updated its frequently asked questions ("FAQs") regarding Employer Shared Responsibility Payments ("ESRPs") under section 4980H ...
United States
14 Nov 2017
Minnesota AG Cracks Down On Pension Advance Companies Allegedly Targeting Veterans And Senior Citizens
On August 16, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced the filing of a lawsuit against two pension advance companies alleged to have preyed on veterans and senior citizens...
United States
4 Sep 2017
Could The Eeoc Sue Over Your "Maximum Leave" Policy?
While this settlement still requires approval by a federal judge, the litigation itself (and the size and scope of the settlement
United States
17 Aug 2017
Words Matter: Reasons For Separation And Unemployment Benefits
Employers large and small regularly turn over employees. Employees quit to take care of their families, resign to take other jobs, or are fired.
United States
22 Jun 2017
Georgia's New "Family Care Act" – Using Paid Leave For Sick Family Members
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a new law on May 8, 2017, requiring employers to allow employees to use some of their earned and available sick leave to care for the employee's immediate family member.
United States
30 May 2017
Recent Developments – Employee Benefits – 01.31.17
A flurry of activity in the Employee Benefits area has taken place in the past few months. This advisory summarizes the recent developments.
United States
10 Feb 2017
President Trump's Affordable Care Act Executive Order – Business As Usual For Employer Sponsored Group Health Plans
On his first day in office (January 20, 2017), President Trump signed an executive order to "minimize the economic burden" of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") pending its repeal.
United States
6 Feb 2017
Catch The Wave: New California Employment Regulations And Requirements For 2017
Out with the old and in with the new? Not so fast. For California employers, it's more like keep the old and add the new.
United States
23 Dec 2016
IRS Notice 2016-70 Grants Narrow Extension For ACA Filing Requirement And Penalty Relief For Employers
Under the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), certain employers and other providers of minimum essential health coverage are subject to information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056...
United States
30 Nov 2016
Nationwide Injunction Prohibits Implementation Of The Department Of Labor's New Overtime Rules
A nationwide junction was issued Tuesday evening blocking implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's new rules increasing the minimum salary levels required for most white collar exemptions.
United States
28 Nov 2016
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