Kara Maciel

Kara Maciel

Conn Maciel Carey PLLC

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Deadline Fast Approaching to Report Paid Agreements Under DOL’s “Persuader Rule”

Update: June 27, 2016 - The DOL has been ordered by a federal court not to enforce the Persuader Rule on a national basis after July 1, 2016 because the court was persuaded (sorry for the pun) that the rule would...more

6/28/2016 - DOL Persuader Rules Reporting Requirements Unions

The Final Overtime Rule Explained:  What Every Employer Must Do Next

The day that has been looming over employers for the past 2 years since President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to update and modernize the existing Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) white collar...more

5/19/2016 - DOL Final Rules FLSA Minimum Salary Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

As Retaliation Claims Rise, Employers Face New Challenges Under Employment, OSHA and Health Care Laws

As we discussed in a recent webinar, employers are facing an increased risk of defending a retaliation complaint as administrative policy changes and expansive federal laws make asserting these claims easier for employees....more

4/28/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act Anti-Retaliation Provisions EEOC Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates ERISA OSHA Popular Title VII

[Webinar] Whistleblower Investigations - OSHA's 11(c), Title VII and other Statutes - April 19th, 1:00pm ET

Federal and state laws prohibit employers from retaliating against whistleblowers who engage in protected activities. The OSH Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and several other laws that regulate the relationship...more

4/8/2016 - Employer Liability Issues OSHA Retaliation Title VII Webinars Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Workplace Violence: Employer Liability in Virginia and Potential VOSH Penalties

Workplace violence has become a serious issue for employers throughout the United States. In the wake of the recent mass shootings that occurred in San Bernardino, CA and Hesston, KA, both of which occurred at least in part...more

4/6/2016 - Employment Policies Mass Shootings Negligent Hiring OSHA Risk Mitigation Vicarious Liability Workplace Violence

Legal Risks with Managing Employees in the Social Media Era

Social media continues to be a growing platform for applicants, employees, and employers to use for marketing, company branding, and employee engagement. As with any computer technology, the use of social media in the...more

4/4/2016 - Background Checks Hiring & Firing NLRA NLRB Non-Solicitation Agreements Protected Concerted Activity Recruitment Policies Social Media Policy

DOL Releases Long-Awaited Persuader Rule

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized the long-awaited “persuader” rule requiring employers and their labor relations consultants, including attorneys, to report any activities by these consultants...more

3/24/2016 - Administrative Procedure Act Attorney-Client Privilege DOL LMRDA OLMS Persuader Rules Right To Counsel Unions

Pres. Obama Announces Nominee to S.Ct. – A Moderate on Labor and Worker Safety

President Obama has tapped a moderate in Judge Merrick Garland, the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, for the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Antonin Scalia....more

3/16/2016 - Barack Obama Judicial Appointments Justice Scalia Merrick Garland OSHA Political Parties Statute of Limitations

EEOC Will Now Disclose Position Statement and Exhibits to Charging Parties During an Investigation

In a shift that could impact how employers (and their legal counsel) respond to charges of discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will disclose the employer’s position...more

2/25/2016 - Confidential Information Discovery EEOC Employment Discrimination Position Statements

DC Transportation Benefit Law Takes Effect

It is a new year and with that brings new legal obligations for employers in DC. One significant new law for DC employers is the requirement for employers with 20 or more employees with addresses in DC to offer certain types...more

2/23/2016 - Employee Benefits New Legislation Transit Benefits

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