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In the past five years, employers both big and small have become accustomed to social media and increased technology in the workplace. Everyone and their parents are on Facebook, and one cannot go anywhere without being asked...more
On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, which contains provisions that significantly reform ERISA Section 4062(e). The new law is meant to ensure that...more
Employers who sponsor defined benefit plans, or who are involved in a corporate transaction involving defined benefit plans, should be aware of developments in Washington concerning Section 4062(e) of ERISA. The Pension...more
Both houses of Congress recently passed, and President Obama recently signed, comprehensive spending legislation that includes an amendment with the provisions of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA) along with...more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an Executive Order on Immigration Reform, which will impact U.S. businesses, as well as certain individuals currently present in the U.S. in undocumented status....more
If the National Labor Relations Board seemed to be on the ropes in 2013, it certainly came out swinging in 2014. Last year, we reported that the Board faced a number of serious legal battles. Although...more
As many of you know, last year President Obama directed the DOL to issue new regulations to “modernize and streamline” the white collar exemptions to the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the FLSA. (Keep in mind...more
On the evening of January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives with Supreme Court justices, members of Congress, the president’s...more
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The South Carolina General Assembly convened this week for the first year of the 121st Legislative Session. While the Senate and House of Representatives met for periods of time throughout the week,...more
Technology companies, industry groups, and trade associations are enthusiastically supporting a new Senate bill that would make it easier for foreign nationals working in the technology sector to stay and work in the United...more
As part of an effort to educate the public, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released two fliers regarding President Obama’s executive actions. USCIS is encouraging the use of these fliers when...more
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All of us in the Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green wish you the very best for a healthy and prosperous 2015. We hope that all your petitions and applications are approved and that...more
Yesterday, President Barack Obama took the most significant steps yet to push for federally mandated paid leave for all American workers. In addition to signing a presidential memorandum directing federal agencies to advance...more
Employers have been scrambling to keep up with the multitude of paid sick leave laws that were passed in the last several years. These laws vary by jurisdiction and often can’t be easily reconciled into a uniform policy — an...more
On January 7, 2015, the 2015 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. The session is scheduled to adjourn on June 3, 2015. A plethora of proposed bills affecting Connecticut employers and employees will be...more
President Obama’s recent decision to take executive action on immigration may cause confusion for some employers with regard to Form I-9 compliance.
The action includes two initiatives that potentially impact Form I-9...more
The new Republican Congress began its session with an attempt to narrow the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) employer mandate by exempting certain veterans and their families from counting toward the number of employees at small...more
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WASHINGTON - Charlotte A. Burrows was sworn in today as Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced this morning. ...more
Millions of undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States, many of whom arrived here as children years ago or who have lived here for many years and now have U.S.-born and U.S.-citizen children. As we...more
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), a bill that would change the definition of “full-time” work under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate from 30 to 40 hours...more
On Tuesday, we discussed Congress’s passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, nicknamed CRomnibus in the waning days of the 2014 legislative session. The omnibus spending bill avoided...more
The key ideas that make up the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 2014-15 (the "SBEEB") were announced with great fanfare in the Queen's speech in June 2014. Problems with enforcing tribunal awards? We'll fix...more
Is compliance with state ethics laws, the Political Reform Act and Government Code section 1090, declining? Or, is the FPPC getting better at ferreting out violations and violators? These questions arise in the wake of the...more
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A new recruitment source may soon be available to employers for additional workers to do construction or other work. Up to 4 or 5 million presently undocumented people from...more
As a part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, passed by Congress and signed by the President on December 18, 2014, the 161-page "Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014" (Act) gives the...more
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