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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

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 3 of 11 – The Decision 2.0: This Time, LeBron Leaves the Right Way; Will Your Employees?

While it seems like it happened forever ago, it was just back in July when LeBron James once again held this nation captive over where he would play basketball…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 2 of 11 – What do the Ice Bucket Challenge and FMLA-Related Lawsuits Have in Common?

$113.6 million and counting – that’s the total amount donated to the ALS Association since July 29 as a result of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Just to put that fundraising number into perspective, the Association raised around $3…more
| Labor & Employment Law

D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box

The District of Columbia is on the verge of joining the 13 other states (and numerous cities and counties throughout the country) that have enacted “Ban the Box” laws prohibiting or limiting an employer from asking job…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 1 of 11 – FedEx sings Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong”…to Classify Our Drivers as Independent Contractors?

Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way? Those are the opening lyrics to Nico & Vinz’s (catchy would be an understatement) summertime hit “Am…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 16: So What, Exactly, is an “Offer of Coverage”?

Whether an employer makes the requisite offer of group health plan coverage is critical to the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules as reflected in final implementing regulations issued…more
| Labor & Employment Law

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees to Hear Halbig ACA Case Before Full Court

Following up on our Week 22 ACA Countdown to Compliance post, the D.C. Court of Appeals granted the government’s petition for en banc review in Halbig v. Burwell, which held low income subsidies to purchase coverage through…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 17: Cherry Bomb in the Gold Fish Pond, or Third-Party Staffing Arrangements and “Offers of Coverage by Unrelated Employers”

With two seemingly simple and straightforward definitions in the final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s pay-or-play rules—i.e., definitions of “employer” and “employee”— the Treasury Department and IRS have…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

NLRB Continues Aggressive Crackdown on Social Media Policies

In the past few years the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has taken an increased interest in whether workplace policies prohibiting employees from discussing the terms and conditions of their employment on social media…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employers on Either Side of Employee Poaching Should Consider Taking Some (Rather Easy) Steps to Better Protect Themselves

Recently, litigation consultant TrialGraphix Inc. sued its competitor FTI Consulting, Inc. and four former high-ranking employees in New York Supreme Court for allegedly scheming to steal its trade secrets and gain access to its…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Is a FLSA Collective Action Waiver by Itself in a Severance Agreement Enforceable? Sixth Circuit Says “No.”

Employers have recently enjoyed some victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and in the California Supreme Court regarding the use of class/collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements (e.g. Italian Colors and…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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