Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Although Presidential Election Creates Questions About FLSA Regulations, Employers Who Ignore December 1 Effective Date Do So At Their Own Peril

Effective December 1, 2016, pursuant to new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the salary threshold for many salaried exempt employees will increase substantially, from…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Review Their Drug Testing Policies To Avoid Possible OSHA Penalties

Effective November 1, 2016, employers now face several new requirements from OSHA relating to injury and illness reporting. Among other requirements that went into effect, employers should now post OSHA’s “It’s the Law” poster…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Need To Be Aware Of Potential Pitfalls Of Providing Opt-Out Incentives To Company Health Insurance

In recent proposed regulations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addressed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts the use of employer opt-out incentives, which are payments to employees who decline an employer’s group…more
| Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

NLRB General Counsel Requests To Expand Worker Protections Regarding Intermittent Or Partial Strikes

Intermittent or partial strikes are becoming more common as unions continue to push for an increased minimum wage, particularly in the quick-serve restaurant industry. The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) General Counsel…more
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Correction: Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social Security Numbers On 1095-C Health Insurance Forms For ACA

In a September 12, 2016 Fast Laner article, it was incorrectly stated that penalties that could be issued by the IRS for late or incorrect forms submitted pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were capped at $1.5 million…more
| Health, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Blocks Salary Increase

Late yesterday afternoon a federal court judge in Texas issued an injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor rule that was to raise the salary threshold for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Rules That Employers Must Give Union Opportunity To Bargain Over Discretionary Discipline For Employees Represented By A Union But Not Yet Covered By A Collective Bargaining Agreement

On August 26, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that discretionary discipline is a mandatory subject of bargaining and that employers may not unilaterally impose serious discipline (which the NLRB defines as…more
| Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Union Election Ordered After NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling Regarding Construction Company And The Temporary Staffing Agency Which Provided Temporary Workers

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) followed its controversial August 2015 joint employer ruling known as Browning-Ferris, in which the NLRB expanded its standard on joint employers to include…more
| Labor & Employment Law

With Penalties On The Rise, It's Time For Employers To Clean House Before OSHA Arrives

For the first time in twenty-five years, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines have increased significantly. In particular, last fall Congress enacted legislation that required all federal agencies to adjust…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Latest Wellness Program Litigation A Mixed Bag For Employers

On September 19, 2016, in EEOC v. Orion Energy Sys., Inc., the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued an opinion offering a mixed result to employers related to wellness programs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…more
| Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

New Proposed Immigration Rule Would Grant Temporary Status To International Entrepreneurs Looking To Start Companies In The United States

In August 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new proposed rule called the “International Entrepreneur Rule,” which, if passed, would benefit thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs looking to start…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade

Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social Security Numbers On 1095-C Health Insurance Forms For ACA

In 2016, employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) annual information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 were required, for the first time, to distribute Form 1095-C reports to their full-time…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Child Bereavement Law Given Immediate Effect

On July 29, 2016, Illinois enacted the Child Bereavement Leave Act (Act), which took immediate effect. The Act expands leave protections for Illinois employees by providing up to 10 work days of unpaid bereavement leave upon…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Protected By Title VII, But Ruling Has Little Overall Impact

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that, consistent with existing case law, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not Title VII discrimination "on the basis of sex," and,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Colorado Becomes Most Recent State To Pass Pregnancy Anti-Discrimination And Reasonable Accommodation Law

Recently, Colorado became one of an increasing majority of states to pass legislation preventing discrimination against pregnant workers and requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. (As…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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