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Mandated Reporting and Professional Boundaries: Important Training for Faculty and Staff

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Now more than ever it is critical for independent schools to ensure that all faculty and staff are appropriately trained regarding their legal obligation to report suspicions of abuse and neglect of any student to appropriate...more

Employment Law This Week: Whistleblower Case Dismissed, ADEA Claims, Future Trump NLRB, NY Paid Family Leave [Video]

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Pensions Alert: Benefits for unmarried cohabiting partners

by DLA Piper on

Last week the Supreme Court issued a unanimous judgment in a case concerning a claim by the unmarried cohabiting partner of a member of a public service pension scheme that she should be entitled to receive a survivor's...more

Married, but Without Benefits: The Obergefell Saga Continues in Texas

Same-sex couples can legally marry, but are they legally entitled to benefits? The Supreme Court of Texas will decide this issue after hearing oral arguments in March of 2017 in Pidgeon v. Turner. ...more

Comparing the Clinton and Trump Parental Leave and Childcare Proposals

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each put forward plans for paid parental leave and assistance with the cost of childcare. However, as expected the plans differ significantly. The Clinton Plan is...more

Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Officially the Tax Law of the Land

by Ruder Ware on

Effective tomorrow, September 2, 2016, new IRS final regulations will take effect which provide that for federal tax purposes, the terms “spouse,” “husband,” and “wife” mean an individual lawfully married to another...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19496 - Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities v. Echo Hose Ambulance - The issue of this case was whether or not an unpaid volunteer, in this case for an ambulance...more

New Jersey Employer’s Fear of Employee’s “Ugly Divorce” Forms Basis of Marital Status Bias Claim

In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, (A-19-14, June 21, 2016), the New Jersey Supreme Court broadly interpreted the prohibition against marital status discrimination in the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to protect a person...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Broadly Defines “Marital Status” Discrimination

by Fisher Phillips on

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently interpreted the state’s antidiscrimination law in an expansive manner, concluding that a broad spectrum of individuals can file suit and claim that their employers unfairly discriminated...more

Terminated: A Marriage’s End Should Not Lead to Employment’s End

by Lewitt Hackman on

Last month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in Robert Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad (MRS) that an employer cannot terminate an employee for separating or divorcing – the processes of which apparently falls under the...more

Unhappily, Ever After: NJ Supreme Court Rules Divorcing Employees Protected by NJLAD

by Genova Burns LLC on

Unfortunately, not all marriages are happily ever after. When divorce seems inevitable, losing your job as a result of a looming divorce is something no employee wants to worry about. On June 21, 2016, the New Jersey...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19494 - State v. Berrios - Appellate Court Advance Release Opinions: AC37045 - Hickey v. Commissioner of Correction - AC33954 - Burr Road Operating Co. II, LLC v....more

Update on China's birth planning policy changes

by DLA Piper on

A number of provinces and cities in China have updated their regulations around marriage leave, maternity leave and paternity leave to reflect changes in the new PRC Population and Birth Planning Law, on which we reported in...more

An Introduction to the Division of Pension Benefits on Marriage Breakdown in Ontario - Part I

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The long-awaited reform of the family law provisions of the Ontario Pension Benefits Act (PBA) came into effect on January 1, 2012, and the passage of time has brought to light the challenges involving the new pension...more

China Employment Law Alert: Greater Marriage and Parental Leave Benefits for Qualified Couples in Shanghai

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

A policy shift has been taking place in China: governments are encouraging increased procreation by Chinese couples, and the “One-Child Policy” is being replaced by incentives that encourage citizens to marry earlier and have...more

It’s Time for Employers Go to the Next Level In Preventing Workplace Violence

by Fisher Phillips on

I recently met with an international company which has armed security responders at some facilities, guards at others, and nothing at public establishments among its diverse operations. We talked about protecting lone...more

A Preview of Business Immigration in 2016: H-4 EAD Reforms (Part 4/6)

From proposals to overhaul OPT to decreasing the number of H-1Bs, 2016 is already proving to be an interesting year for business immigration. In a series of posts, the Mintz Levin team will provide an overview of the cases,...more

Federalism “On Fleek” or Fifty Separate Fiefdoms? State Chief Justice Says Obergefell Is Not the Law in Alabama

by Butler Snow LLP on

A recent, public clash between the highest legal authorities of the United States and one of its constituent states, Alabama, illustrates the promise and the problems of this country’s unique system of dual sovereigns, known...more

Child Protection Policies: Training for Children?

by Taylor English Duma LLP on

One question that always comes up when I advise organizations about youth protection policies is what sort of training to provide to children. Whether to include that training is simply a matter of your professional judgment...more

Avoid a soap opera with updated Beneficiary forms

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Yes, I will admit it: I love soap operas. My favorite show of all-time is Dallas and when I was a senior in high school and I was at home around 12:30 pm, I watched in succession: Young and The Restless, Bold and The...more

China Adopts Two-Child Policy: Key Implications for Employers

by DLA Piper on

On 27 December 2015, Chinese lawmakers passed the Population and Birth Planning Amendment Law (Amendment). The Amendment, which is effective from 1 January 2016, ended the three-decade-old one-child policy and allowed married...more

IRS Provides Additional Guidance on Treatment of Same-Sex Marriages under Benefit Plans

In IRS Notice 2015-86, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance to sponsors and administrators of employee benefit plans regarding the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to...more

IRS Notice 2015-86 — The Limited Effect of Obergefell

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-86, providing guidance on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges to qualified retirement plans and health and welfare...more

A New Challenge to Anti-Nepotism Rules Based on Marital Status Discrimination

In a newly filed lawsuit that has garnered some publicity, a Shelton high school teacher is suing the Shelton Public Schools over the imposition of an anti-nepotism rule which she claims constitutes marital status...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Application of Obergefell Decision to Benefit Plans

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This past June, the United States Supreme Court held in Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, 135 S.Ct. 2584 (2015), that the Fourteenth Amendment (i) requires a state’s civil marriage laws to apply to same-sex couples on the...more

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