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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
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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
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[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...
On November 20, 2013, Fred Tilton, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Air Surgeon, announced a New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Policy1 (Policy) the FAA will be "releasing shortly." Under the Policy, aviation...more
On November 13, 2013, OSHA issued a press release stating that it ordered Gaines Motor Lines (the “Company”) to pay a total of $1,070,123 four whistleblowers, along with reinstatement.
The press release indicates that...more
In United States and State of California ex rel. Fryberger et al. v. Kiewit Pacific Company, et al., No. 12-CV-02698, 2013 WL 5770514 (October 24, 2013), a California federal court in the Northern District of California ...more
Thanks to a recent $3 million loan, workers are being rehired by the bankrupt railway that owned the runaway train that devastated a Canadian town, killing 47 people, the railway’s court-appointed trustee said Monday.
Granting complete summary judgment to BNSF Railway Co., Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota interpreted and provided the railroad industry with guidance pertaining to the...more
The Massachusetts Independent Contractor statute, Mass. G.L. c. 149, § 148B, establishes a rigorous three-part test for determining whether a worker performing services for an employer may be considered an independent...more
The US Department of Transportation has released the terminal charge and standard industry fare level (SIFL) mileage rates for the second half of 2013. Attachment B, August 2013. These rates are revised semiannually and are...more
Changes to truck drivers’ hours-of-service regulations went into effect at the beginning of July. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration invoked the changes to reduce driver...more
Airports Lounges Aren’t Just for VIPs: Tips for Business Travelers
by Gary Cucchiara on September 17, 2013
Now that airlines have taken away most of the comforts of flying, airport lounges can be an oasis for weary...more
“We have got to get to a point where it is unacceptable to allow a fatal crash with a truck or a bus on our roadway with the public traveling around. We've got to get to zero.”
So said Ann Ferro, head of the Federal...more
In This Issue:
Pennsylvania’s Appellate Court Concludes Lifetime CDL Disqualification Was Proper and NLRB's New Ruling Could Spell Trouble in Harassment Investigations
Excerpt from Pennsylvania’s Appellate...more
In the words of Alabama, “Roll on eighteen-wheeler, roll on” but be certain to heed the newly upheld hours-of-service regulations. The Court of Appeals’ recent decision in American Trucking Association Inc. v. FMCSA (find...more
Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a final policy allowing the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to enforce certain of its safety standards for aircraft...more
Last month, in Almy v. Kickert School Bus Line, Inc., No. 13-1273 (July 16, 2013), the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Second, Third, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits,in finding that school bus drivers who transport...more
On August 2, 2013 the Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA") released Emergency Order No. 28, Notice No. 1 and Safety Advisory 2013-06 in response to the July 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada where a cargo train...more
Trucking companies that operate in California and also utilize independent contractor “owner-operators” to ship goods throughout the country must re-evaluate whether or not the contractors are misclassified in light of the...more
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employee who drives a motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds falls within the “motor carrier exemption” of the Fair...more
Two hours before Bay Area Rapid Transit (“BART”) workers were anticipated to go on strike over stalled labor negotiations for the second time in less than a month, California Governor Jerry Brown stepped in late Sunday night...more
On April 29, 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion for the en banc Court in New Orleans Depot Services, Inc. v. Director OWCP, 718 F.3d 384 (5th Cir. 2013) that effectively reformulated the 1972 situs jurisdictional...more
Last night, the U.S. Senate confirmed a three-member slate of National Mediation Board (NMB) nominees, giving the NMB a full complement of members for the first time in over a year....more
The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, has upheld the constitutionality of the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT; also known as the MTA Payroll Tax). Mangano v. Silver, 2013 NY Slip Op 04783...more
On June 1, 2013, the Conncticut General Assembly passed legislation that exempts certain commercial truck drivers from Connecticut’s unemployment law. It amends Connecticut General Statutes § 31-222(a)(5), relating to...more
As of July 1, 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Hours-of-Service Regulations relating to drivers of a commercial motor vehicle (“CMV”) are changing. These changes require some significant advance...more
The requirement for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies may go beyond filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and state employment agencies. Industry-specific exhaustion...more
In This Presentation:
- A.Economic Development:
- B.Practice and...more