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The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 13: IRS Notice 2014-49 Offers Useful Guidance on Changes in Measurement Periods or Changes in Testing Methods

For purposes of complying with the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules (which are codified in Internal Revenue Code § 4980H), employers must identify their “full-time employees.” Final regulations issued…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 10 of 11 – Derek Jeter and Big Macs: What Will Happen to Their Franchises Now?

Sadly, for this writer, Yankee legend Derek Jeter’s playing days have come to a close. This summer we were able to watch the Captain and five-time World Series Champion take the final swings of his illustrious career where he…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

Like a Bad Penny, Discharged AT&T Employee Turns Up Years Later Despite No-Rehire Agreement; New Jersey Appellate Court Affirms $35K Judgment Against Her

The inclusion of a “no-rehire” provision in separation agreement is fairly commonplace. Likewise, a damages provision (including liquidated damages and attorneys’ fees) in the event of a breach by the former employee are…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 9 of 11 – Mo’ne Davis, Becky Hammon and Obama’s Equal Pay Disclosure Rule: Three More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

Thirteen year-old pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis made headlines this summer as she became the first female to throw a shut-out in a Little League World Series game. She dominated batter after batter and looked mature beyond her…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 8 of 11 – New York’s Coldest Summer, Especially for Employers Who Utilized Unpaid Interns

It felt like we were in a dream. Or maybe San Diego. Day after day, 82 degrees and little humidity. In a word: pleasant. We know next summer probably won’t be the same, but we sure enjoyed this one. That’s right – this was the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Putative Class Members Not Lovin’ It – Court Denies Conditional Certification of Supersized McDonald’s FLSA Class of More Than 1,000

McDonald’s, the fast food giant known for supersizing its orders, avoided conditional certification of an FLSA collective action this week based on the “very large” size of the putative class. The Eastern District of Michigan…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 14: IRS Notice 2014-55 Gets the Employer Shared Responsibility Rules to Play Nice with the Rules Governing Mid-Year Cafeteria Plan Elections, Among Others

The Treasury Department and the IRS had a busy week issuing no less than five Affordable Care Act guidance items, consisting of..…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 7 of 11 – Joey Chestnut Gets Engaged, Wins Yet Another Hotdog Eating Contest and … then Politely Declines to Participate in a Wellness Program?

61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Let me repeat: 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes. That’s an incredible 6.1 hotdogs per minute! But for competitive eating champion Joey Chestnut, it was just another day at the office. Chestnut took home his…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 6 of 11 – A Farewell to the BCS and Amateurism in College Athletics (At Least as You Knew It)

The advent of a playoff system in Division I FBS college football is not the only new change in intercollegiate athletics. After the most active summer in the history of college sports, the following events will have a large…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Employee’s LinkedIn Contacts Once Again Become Focus of Trade Secrets Claim

Following up on the piece I wrote with Jim Ninivaggi, “Whose LinkedIn Profile is it Anyway,” the information contained in an employee’s LinkedIn contacts were discussed in the context of trade secrets in a recent California…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 5 of 11 – Old School’s Frank Ricard and Contractual Statute of Limitations Provisions: I Don’t Know If We’ll Have Enough Time

“...As we have pointed out, in the absence of a statute to the contrary, parties are free to contractually limit the time within which an action may be brought, as long as the contractual time is reasonable and does not violate…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

California Employers May Get Ill Over California’s New Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s September 10, 2014 signing of AB 1522 – California’s new paid…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Daddy Dearest?: Some Considerations Concerning Paid Parental Leave for Fathers in the United States

Recently I had a conversation with my father about his options for parental leave when I was born (1979). As a new father myself, I was curious what leave options were open to baby-boomer Dads. My father told me that it was…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 4 of 11 – Chris Pratt and Unexpected Surprises in Hollywood and the World of California Employment Law

This summer, those (31?) of us who watched Chris Pratt steal scene after scene in Parks & Recreation saw him ripen into the star we always hoped he’d become. First he charmed audiences as the voice of Emmett in the Lego Movie…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 15: Can a Plan That Fails to Cover Inpatient Hospitalization Services Provide Minimum Value?

A recent Washington Post article (“Glitch in health care law allows employers to offer substandard insurance,” September 12, 2014) highlights an Affordable Care Act compliance strategy being marketed heavily (and adopted widely)…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health
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