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Three New Statutory Leaves of Absence are Set to Take Effect in Ontario on October 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, was passed and received royal assent in Ontario. This means that, effective October 29, 2014, the list of job-protected...more

Should I Get a Job While Going Through My Divorce? Can I Quit My Job?  [Video]

Phoenix law firm Jaburg Wilk's Family Law Specialist Mitchell Reichman discusses whether you should get a job when going through your divorce. He also talks about what happens if you quit your job during your divorce. For...more

New York Federal Court Holds that False Certification is Not Actionable Under False Claims Act Unless it Involves a Condition for...

United States ex rel. Qazi v. Bushwick United Housing Dev. Fund Corp., et al., 11 Civ. 1592 (BMC) (E.D.N.Y.): A New York federal district court dismissed an action alleging that a day care provider violated the federal and...more

World Breastfeeding Week -- Make Sure You Comply With Legal Requirements For Providing Employees With Reasonable Accommodations

August 1-7 marks World Breastfeeding Week. It is well established that breastfeeding is beneficial for both mom and baby. As an employer, ensure you are providing breastfeeding mothers with appropriate resources....more

New York Issues First New Combined Reporting Law Determination—and It’s Not Pretty

Even though New York amended its combination statute for years beginning in 2007, we are just now beginning to see litigation related to those amendments. At the end of June 2013, an administrative law judge in New York’s...more

When talking Child Custody & Parenting Time, Should Your Ex-Spouse’s Significant Other Be around Your Children? #ParentingTime

Like many fans of the Phoenix Suns I was sad to learn a few years ago that our former star player, Steve Nash, was getting a divorce from his wife and the mother of his three kids. Although the Nashes divorced in 2011, their...more

Minnesota Legislature Grants Independent Child Care And Home Care Health Workers The Right To Unionize As “State Employees”

Capping a tumultuous session, the 88th Minnesota legislature, on the final day of the 2013 session, passed a bill, S.F. 778, which was long sought by labor unions because it would give them the right to organize private...more

Private Family Child Care and Home Health Care Providers Are “State Employees” Under New Law

Capping a tumultuous session, the 88th Minnesota legislature, on the final day of the 2013 session, passed a bill, S.F. 778, which had long been sought by labor unions. The bill gives unions the right to organize private...more

The Right of First Refusal as it Applies to the Society’s Most Valued Commodity…Children

In the business world, the Right of First Refusal is a contractual right that gives its holder the option to enter into a business transaction with the owner of something, before the owner may enter into that transaction with...more

How Immigration Reform Will Impact Households Who Hire Nannies

Up until now much of the debate surrounding immigration reform has centered around providing a pathway to Citizenship for the 11 million or so undocumented people in the country. Many in this group currently work as...more

Stop Kiddin' Around: WHD Expanding FLSA Initiative in Louisiana Child Care Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is expanding its multi-year Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) enforcement initiative in Louisiana's child care industry from northern Louisiana to the southwestern and...more

Divorce Tax Planning

In August 2012, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegen finalized their divorce here in Florida. With their settlement terms undisclosed, the world is speculating as to what will happen with the young billionaire’s assets, including...more

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012: Expanded Roth Conversions and Other Benefit and Retirement Related Provisions

On January 2 , 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the “Relief Act”) into law. While the principal intention of the Relief Act was to avert the key elements of the “fiscal cliff” by...more

You Should Know - January 2013

In This Issue: - Child Care Crisis - Tools to Choose - Exclusive Interview - Excerpt from Five-Step Guide to Quality Providers - Safety, Cost Challenges to Child Care: Finding affordable and safe daycare...more

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