Read Labor & Employment Law updates, alerts, news, and legal analysis from leading lawyers and law firms:
Global Immigration Solutions for Multinational Businesses
Navigating the New OFCCP Regulations on Affirmative Action Obligations: Make Sure Your Organization is Ready
What is at will employment law?
Structuring Compensation Programs – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
Executive Compensation Packages – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin
What Employers Need to Know about Obesity in the Workplace
Is an Honor Vacation Policy Right for My Company?
Corporate Criminal Liability – Interview with Bridget Rohde, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act & the Impact on the C-Suite – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Employer Social Media Policies – Interview with Mitch Danzig, Member, Member, Mintz Levin
Employer Issues: Trade Secrets & Class Action Lawsuits – Interview with David Barmak, Member, Mintz Levin
Social Networking: New Risks & Opportunities at Work
PODCAST - Inside Law - Defense of Marriage Act
Unpaid Internships: Are They Legal?
Zimmermann: Law Firm Partner Layoffs Should Be Routine
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Before departing for the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday, the Obama administration released several new regulatory announcements and guidance relating to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new guidance delays...more
Year-End Amendments -
The month of December is a bit different in 2013. Typically, we mark this time scrambling to amend 401(k), profit sharing, and money purchase plans in order to maintain their tax-qualified status....more
In 2007 Connecticut adopted a law requiring employers to adopt cafeteria plans if their employees are required to pay a portion of the health insurance premium for employer-sponsored health insurance through payroll...more
I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t like...more
Beginning on January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) must report a change in the identity or address of its “responsible party” within 60 days of...more
The Internal Revenue Service recently released final regulations and updated questions and answers to help employers and taxpayers comply with the new 0.9 percent Medicare payroll tax increase on high-income earners that...more
Every year the IRS issues optional standard mileage rates that can be used by taxpayers to calculate the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Many employers...more
Earlier this year, in the case of U.S. v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Under Section 3 of DOMA, the definitions of "marriage" and "spouse" had been limited to a...more
As 2013 comes to an end, we have been considering a number of workplace issues that employers might face at the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. Part five of our year-end holiday series reviews the...more
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement speech to the House of Commons on 5th December 2013, which was followed by some limited press releases and draft legislation. This Alert provides an...more
Recent guidance from the IRS modifies the long-standing “use or lose it” rule under a health flexible spending arrangement (“Health FSA”) to permit such arrangements to offer participants the opportunity to carryover up to...more
The Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered a 130-page Autumn Statement that contained a number of surprises, as well as expected updates on areas such as partnership taxation....more
New York has just become the 15th state to formally align its efforts with those of the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) to crack down on the misclassification of employees as “independent contractors.” New York...more
When an employer requires an employee to move his or her primary residence to work, or continue working, for the employer, oftentimes the employer, as an inducement for the employee to accept the offer employment or continue...more
With another year comes another new set of laws for California employers; what else would you expect from sending a bunch of legislators to Sacramento? Here is an overview of the highlights (or lowlights, depending on your...more
In 2011, President Obama signed the Unemployment Insurance Integrity Act (the "Act") as part of the enactment of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (“TAAEA”). The Act, which is a subsection of the Federal...more
Yesterday Hawaii adopted the Hawaii Marriage Equity Act of 2013 recognizing same sex marriages as of December 2, 2013 and permitting persons in civil unions in Hawaii to apply to be married without first requiring dissolution...more
When you get pulled over by the police while driving, the best way to handle is to be pleasant and not be argumentative. You listen to the officer as to why he pulled over. Being belligerent and non-cooperative will only lead...more
The movie Seven taught me that the seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. It also taught me not to open up any boxes delivered by a truck in any desolate place. Seriously, there are many...more
Health & Welfare Plans -
Health Care Reform: Supreme Court Grants Review to Two Cases Challenging ACA’s Contraception Coverage Mandate -
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases challenging...more
In an IRS Field Attorney Advice Memorandum (FAA 20134301F) dated September 18, 2013, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel reviewed several common bonus plan designs in connection with a request for an opinion with regard to the...more
Employers and plan sponsors must comply with numerous filing and notice deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in costly penalties and excise taxes. To...more
The IRS recently modified the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule for healthcare flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to permit a limited carryover of unspent funds from one plan year to the next. Effective immediately, plan sponsors may...more
Employees generally may not use contributions made to a health flexible spending account ("health FSA") in one plan year to purchase a benefit that will be provided in a subsequent plan year. This "use it or lose it" rule...more
It is now just over a year since the first employers reached their automatic enrolment staging dates and therefore many of the practical issues that arise for employers when implementing the reforms are...more