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Jones Day
President Biden signed an executive order ("Minimum Wage EO" or "EO") seeking to raise the federal minimum wage for government contractor employees, beyond the statutory minimum wage provided by Congress, to $15 an hour.
Mayer Brown
On April 14th, 2021, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued cybersecurity guidance to plan sponsor and fiduciaries, recordkeepers and other service providers and participants and beneficiaries...
Ford & Harrison LLP
On May 6, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew proposed rules set by the Trump Administration.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA), permitting employees to take leave for a covered family member's "personal care."
Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Last week, the Trump-era independent contractor classification rule was officially eradicated by the U.S. Department of Labor, ("DOL") due to its apparent inconsistency with the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA").
Perkins Coie LLP
The IRS released 2022 cost-of-living adjustments for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) in Revenue Procedure 2021-25.
Stites & Harbison PLLC
For both established companies and new companies, it is often essential to allow key employees to participate in the company's future growth and profitability through equity ownership.
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
The May 31 deadline to notify workers about new COBRA continuation coverage rights is rapidly approaching.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
The clouds have been forming on the horizon for years now: from the courts we have seen emerging lines of ERISA litigation asserting fiduciary obligations to protect the privacy rights of participant
Dickinson Wright PLLC
A qualified retirement plan paying more in distributions than a participant is entitled to occurs frequently. Common reasons for overpayments include miscalculation of benefits due to systemic error.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In Whiteside v. Hover-Davis, Inc., the Second Circuit upheld the dismissal of an FLSA claim because the plaintiff failed to allege facts sufficient to invoke the three-year limitations period for willful violations.
Husch Blackwell LLP
Transitions between administrations are always about change, in policies as well as personnel. Historically, the decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) shift with changes...
Alston & Bird
On April 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new cybersecurity guidance for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record-keepers, and plan participants.
Husch Blackwell LLP
It's coming. From all outward signs, it appears that the Biden Administration may be planning to use the "American Jobs Plan"
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders
A: For New Jersey employers, the answer is likely yes. Weednews reports that as of January 9, New Jersey and 34 other states have legalized marijuana for medical use...
Husch Blackwell LLP
As more businesses begin to reintegrate employees into their pre-pandemic workplaces, many of our clients have questions regarding return-to-work issues. In this edition of Funny You Should Ask,...
Husch Blackwell LLP
On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued a new Executive Order that raises the federal contractor minimum wage to $15 per hour, from the current $10.95 per hour, starting January 30, 2022.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
We have commented on a Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for ERISA plaintiffs to withstand motions to dismiss in federal court and to proceed with expensive discovery.
The pandemic has shifted the convention of a static workplace to a virtual paradigm. If the "workplace" only requires a laptop and a stable internet connection...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a novel preemption challenge to California's CalSavers retirement scheme, and revisits a well-tread preemption question on Nevada homeowner's association liens.
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