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Benefits Counselor July 2018
On June 21, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals formally vacated the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule, including the Best Interest Contract and Principal Transactions Exemptions, effective immediately.
United States
8 Aug 2018
Benefits Counselor June 2018
On May 21, 2018, in three consolidated cases, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers can enforce class action waivers in employee agreements.
United States
22 Jun 2018
Wisconsin Paid Break Laws – 4 Tips For Employers
A recent settlement of a class action wage and hour lawsuit in a Wisconsin federal court serves as an important reminder that failing to properly structure meal and break periods could result in...
United States
3 Jul 2017
Benefits Counselor May 2017
Consistent with prior guidance, on April 4, 2017, the Department of Labor ("DOL") officially announced that it would extend for 60 days the applicability date of the fiduciary rule published on April 8, 2016
United States
24 May 2017
Landmark Seventh Circuit Decision Holds Sexual Orientation Discrimination Prohibited By Title VII
The Seventh Circuit's landmark decision allows employees in Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois to bring claims of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation under federal law.
United States
8 May 2017
Benefits Counselor February 2017
President Trump issued a memorandum on February 3, 2017 directing the Department of Labor to conduct a new "economic and legal analysis" to determine whether the rule is likely to harm investors...
United States
1 Mar 2017
Independent Contractor Litigation Highlights The Need To Properly Classify Workers
The US DOL has identified employers' misclassification of employees as independent contractors as one of the "most serious problems facing affected workers, employers and the entire economy."
United States
15 Sep 2016
DOL's New "Companionship" Rules To Take Effect
Under regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") in 2013, the exception to minimum wage and overtime requirements for workers providing companionship services were dramatically narrowed.
United States
8 Aug 2016
Employee Class Action Waivers Are Unenforceable According To The 7th Circuit
A recent Seventh Circuit decision, Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation, has declared that class action waivers within arbitration agreements are unenforceable under the National Labor Relations Act.
United States
27 Jun 2016
Employee Benefits Update May 2016
Forms 1095-B and 1095-C must be distributed to participants and filed with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").
United States
9 May 2016
Employee Benefits Update - April 2016
Forms 1095-B and 1095-C must be distributed to participants and filed with the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS").
United States
13 Apr 2016
Employer's E-mails Revive ADA And USERRA Claims
Supervisors and managers must think twice before sending e-mails, as a recent decision from the federal appeals court in Chicago reminds us.
United States
11 Apr 2016
February 2016 Employee Benefits Update
Calendar-year plans providing prescription drug coverage must provide the annual creditable coverage disclosure to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") by March 1, 2016.
United States
12 Feb 2016
Inconsistent Restrictions May Render Your Noncompete Unenforceable
A decision from a Wisconsin state court serves as an important reminder that employers should think twice before subjecting similarly situated employees to different restrictive covenants.
United States
3 Dec 2015
U.S. Supreme Court: Employers Must Accommodate Religious Practices
Employers are often confronted with conflicts between company policy and an individual's religious obligation.
United States
22 Jun 2015
You've Got Mail: The NLRB Unlocks Employer Email Systems For Union Organizing And Other Protected Concerted Activity
In a recent and highly controversial decision, Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB No. 126 (2014), the National Labor Relations Board declared that employees have a presumptive right to use their employers' email systems...
United States
2 Feb 2015
United States Supreme Court: Employees Not Entitled To Pay For Time Spent In A Security Line
In a much anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court recently held in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk that hourly employees are not entitled to compensation for time spent standing in a post-shift security line.
United States
14 Jan 2015
Gienapp V. Harbor Crest: Two Important Lessons About The FMLA That Employers Need To Know
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed down its decision in Gienapp v. Harbor Crest, a case involving the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
United States
10 Sep 2014
Employee Benefits Update - August 2014
On July 22, 2014, two federal circuit courts issued conflicting decisions regarding whether the federal government may grant premium tax credits in federal Exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.
United States
26 Aug 2014
Noel Canning Decision Invalidates Many Critical NLRB Decisions
On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") v. Noel Canning.
United States
13 Aug 2014
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