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DOL Issues Final Rules for Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the long-awaited Final Rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13706, which requires federal contractors (and their subcontractors) to provide workers...more

10/6/2016 - Barack Obama Davis-Bacon Act DOL Executive Orders Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Final Rules FLSA Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave Subcontractors Wage and Hour

U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Final Rule Expanding Overtime Protections

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated final revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white collar” exemptions, the first major update to the federal overtime...more

5/18/2016 - Corporate Counsel DOL Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Over-Time Standard Duties Test Timekeeping Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Another Day, Another Whistleblower Retaliation Suit

A False Claims Act (“FCA”) retaliation claim, 31 U.S.C. 3730(h), filed January 26, 2016 in federal district court in Oregon, provides a perfect example of the type of challenging cases confronting health care employers today....more

1/28/2016 - Anti-Kickback Statute False Claims Act (FCA) Overpayment Policies and Procedures Retaliation Stark Law Termination Whistleblowers

The Benefits of Equality: How Same-Sex Marriage Can Strengthen Your Business

Regardless of whether you believe the Supreme Court should have decided the issue, last week’s decision on marriage equality has the potential to benefit your business. Because the decision creates a uniform definition of...more

7/2/2015 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Discrimination Due Process Employee Benefits Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Equal Protection Family Status Discrimination Fourteenth Amendment Marriage Equality Obergefell v. Hodges Same-Sex Marriage Same-Sex Marriage Bans SCOTUS Sexual Orientation Discrimination Spouses

U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protections

On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white collar” exemptions, the first major update to the federal overtime...more

7/1/2015 - DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Multi-Factor Test NPRM Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

The Recent SEC Attack on Confidentiality Agreements: What Employers Need To Know and Do Now

Introduction - • Employers typically impose confidentiality restrictions to protect trade secrets and confidential information, including when conducting internal investigations and in employee separation...more

5/15/2015 - Best Practices Compliance Confidentiality Agreements Enforcement Actions Internal Investigations NLRB SEC Whistleblowers

It May Not be a Matter of 'If,' but 'When' for Private Employers in the Commonwealth -- Virginia 'Bans the Box' for Many State...

On April 3, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued Executive Order #41, thereby adding Virginia to the growing list of jurisdictions (including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois,...more

4/8/2015 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Executive Orders Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Public Employees

Virginia Financial Institutions - June 2013

In this issue: - CFPB Amends Ability-to-Repay Rule to Ease Standards for Small Creditors - Assistant Managers Fail to Break the Piggy Bank...For Now - Federal Agencies Make Changes to Regulation...more

6/20/2013 - Ability-to-Repay Absolute Priority Rule CFPB Chapter 11 Creditors Disparate Impact Garnishment Mortgages Qualified Mortgage Rule Safe Harbors

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