News & Announcements

Reminder: Employers must provide Notice of Health Exchanges to Current Employees prior to October 1
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Employers are required to provide all employees (including part-time workers) with notice of health exchanges no later than October 1, 2013.

OFCCP releases Final Rules on Recruiting and Employing Veterans and Disabled Individuals
Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs recently released two final rules revising the process by which federal contractors hire and employ veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Department of Treasury and IRS issue Proposed Regulations on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Proposed regulations regarding the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit available under the Affordable Care Act were issued on August 23.

Ninth Circuit denies Review of $173,000 Penalty for Employer's Failure to Properly Complete I-9 Forms
Thursday, August 29, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently denied an employer's request to review an Administrative Law Judge's ("ALJ") decision upholding an Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") finding that the employer's I-9 practices violated the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Developers can proceed on Theory that Union's Alleged Involvement in Sham Litigation Constitutes a Secondary Boycott
Thursday, August 29, 2013

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently reversed a district court's dismissal of Labor Management Relations Act claims raised by two commercial real estate developers against the United Food and Commercial ...

Learn Tips on "Communicating with Diplomacy and Tact" on September 6
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

We have all been awed by someone who always seems to know what to say and how to say it in any situation.

DOL clarifies that FMLA Leave is available to Same-Sex Spouses Residing in States where Same-Sex Marriage is Lawful
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

After the Supreme Court's June 26 ruling in United States v. Windsor, the United States Department of Labor has revised Fact Sheet #28F: Qualifying Reasons for Leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to define a spouse as "husband or wife as defined or recognized under state law for purposes of marriage in the state where the employee resides, including ?common law' marriage and same-sex marriage."

Catholic Plaintiff States Claims for Religious Discrimination and Retaliation due to Termination after Complaining about Name Badge Requirement
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that an employee had stated claims upon which relief could be granted based upon allegations that she was terminated after refusing to wear a name badge that listed work rules under a heading that read "Our Ten Commandments".

Feature of the Month:

Wage and Hour Update

There have been many significant changes going on at the U.S. Department of Labor. This article discusses two proposed rules for which employers must be prepared, which will (1) increase the salary level thresholds for determining an exempt employee and (2) change the regular rate of pay calculation for overtime.

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