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The New York Legislature Passes a Bill Eliminating the Annual Wage Notice Requirement

Employers in New York will not have to issue annual wage notices to employees in 2015 and beyond. On June 19, 2014, a bill was passed in both the New York Assembly and Senate that eliminates the requirement contained in the...more

2014 California Construction Law Update

Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Brown’s desk and 800 were signed into law....more

Rogers Towers: New Law Alters Liability for Architects and Engineers

Of recent interest to architects, engineers and owners, Governor Scott signed into law an act relating to design professionals which limit their individual liability in certain circumstances. The new statute created by this...more

New initiatives from the WSIB in 2013

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) is in a state of flux, with many changes happening now and more on the horizon. In order to keep you up-to-date on the most recent workers’ compensation initiatives, this...more

Employee Burnout

Sometimes employers can’t see the forest from the trees. This is often the case when it comes to the work environment, including workplace policies, and their impact on employee productivity and retention. In the rush to...more

2012 Workers Compensation Reform In California

Workers Compensation reform is on the way. Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago? Yes we did. In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more

New Penalties For Misclassifying An Employee As An Independent Contractor

Senate Bill 459 went into effect on January 1, 2012 and imposes increased penalties against any employer in California who willfully misclassifies an employee as an “independent contractor”. Willful misclassification is...more

New Penalties For Misclassifying An Employee As An Independent Contractor

Senate Bill 459 went into effect on January 1, 2012 and imposes increased penalties against any employer in California who willfully misclassifies an employee as an “independent contractor”. Willful misclassification is...more

How ESOPs Can Be Beneficial for Construction Companies

What Is an ESOP? First and foremost, an ESOP is an employee benefit plan that is qualified for tax-favored treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (IRC). However, an ESOP can also be a tool of...more

Protection of Employees-Prosecution of Corporations

In a unique prosecution arising in Alberta, Garda Canada Security Corp. has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to protect a female worker under the working alone provisions of the Alberta OHSA. Amongst other provisions,...more

ICE Steps Up Its Aggressive Employer Audit Campaign: The Use of Forfeiture Laws to Seize the Assets of Businesses Employing...

Federal authorities have begun using forfeiture statutes against businesses that employ illegal aliens and undocumented workers...more

Spoliation of Evidence in Texas and the Corporate Records Retention Policy

An overview of Texas law addressing innocent, negligent, and intentional destruction of evidence and the corporate records retention policy. It generally addresses the responsibilities of a corporation or business to retain...more

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