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Independent No More: The Crackdown on the Use of Independent Contractors

For years, many employers have tried to reduce their tax burdens by treating persons who perform services for them as individual contractors as opposed to employees and thereby reducing the payroll withholding taxes they must...more

12/1/2014 - DOL Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors IRS Misclassification

SuperVision Today - November 2014

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - Welcome to the fourth quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group. With the election results in,...more

11/21/2014 - Affordable Care Act EEOC Employer Mandates Independent Contractors OSHA Wage and Hour

Quickie Elections and You: What Employers Need to Know about NLRB’s Proposed Rule Changes

In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued proposed changes to its election rules for the purposes of speeding up the election process. These so-called “quickie” election rules were adopted by...more

5/29/2014 - Administrative Hearings Eligibility Employer Mandates NLRB Quickie Election Rules Union Elections

SuperVision Today - May 2014

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - Welcome to the second quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group. Readers of this newsletter are invited...more

5/23/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Exempt-Employees Minimum Wage NLRB Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

H-1B Specialty Occupation Update: Time Again to File for New H-1B Visas and Government Scrutiny of Employer’s H-1B Usage

The H-1B visa filing frenzy is upon us once again! Because of the chronic shortage of nonimmigrant visas for foreign workers in the specialty occupation category (H-1B visas), employers seeking to hire new H-1B workers must...more

2/25/2014 - Deadlines H-1B Immigrants USCIS Visas

SuperVision Today - February 2014

Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor - The year 2014 marks Spilman Thomas & Battle's 150th anniversary. While we pause to reflect on our first 150 years, we are also looking forward to how we will create our next...more

2/20/2014 - Compliance Employee Benefits Employee Rights Legislative Agendas

Federal Contractors Should be Planning Ahead for the New Section 503 and VEVRAA Rules

On August 27, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued two Final Rules, making significant changes to the regulations implementing affirmative action under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation...more

11/27/2013 - Affirmative Action Compliance Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

SuperVision Today: 4th Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Federal Contractors Should be Planning Ahead for the New Section 503 and VEVRAA Rules - Putting the Pieces Together: How the ACA Impacts Health Reimbursement and Flexible Spending...more

11/22/2013 - Affordable Care Act Class Action Contractors Discrimination DOL ENDA Flexible Spending Accounts FLSA Healthcare Healthcare Reform Mortgages NLRB Pay or Play Reimbursements Sexual Orientation Discrimination Waivers

New Form I-9 Released March 8, 2013: Employers Required to Use New Form by May 7, 2013

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented several long-awaited changes to the Form I-9 on March 8, 2013. Employers are urged to begin using the newly revised form immediately, and are required to do so by...more

3/21/2013 - Eligibility Hiring & Firing I-9 USCIS

Immigration Reform May Affect All Employers

On January 29, 2013, President Obama announced his plan for comprehensive immigration reform. While the proposal to require mandatory, phased-in electronic employment verification has obvious implications for employers, the...more

2/28/2013 - E-Verify ERISA I-9 Immigration and Nationality Act Immigration Reform Verification Requirements

SuperVision Today - 1st Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor - Immigration Reform May Affect All Employers - Primer on West Virginia State Law Labor and Employment Claims? - Taking a Look at the Latest on Affordable...more

2/27/2013 - Affordable Care Act Flight Crews FLSA FMLA Immigration Reform Military Caregiver Leave Military Leave Veterans Wage and Hour Wage Payment and Collection Act

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