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Second Circuit Reaffirms That Private Prevailing Wage Claims Are Barred By Davis-Bacon Act

Carrion v. Agfa Construction, Inc., Nos. 11-5098, 11-5334 (2d. Cir. June 13, 2013): On appeal from an order by District Judge Brian M. Cogan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the...more

New York DOL Releases Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

Last summer, the New York Legislature passed legislation that amended Section 193 of the New York State Labor Law and greatly expanded the number of deductions an employer may permissibly make from an employee's wages,...more

Illinois Department Of Labor Issues Guidance On Applicability Of Prevailing Wage Act To Landscaping Work

Determining whether the Prevailing Wage Act applies to certain components of a public works project often requires a fact-specific analysis. ...more

NYSDOL Issues Proposed Wage Deduction Regulations

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) has now issued proposed Wage Deduction regulations with respect to Section 193 of the New York Labor Law (NYLL)....more

Federal District Court Affirms U.S. Department of Labor's Position that Healthcare Providers Participating in HMOs for Federal...

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals that provide medical services through a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) to individuals covered by the Federal...more

New York Bankruptcy Court Adopts Expansive View of Section 363 Free and Clear Assets Sales

Introduction - In a recent decision, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York broadly interpreted the meaning of “interest” in the context of determining the scope of a sale free and clear of “liens,...more

New Jersey DOL Clarifies Overtime Exemption For Employees Of Common Carriers Of Passengers By Motor Bus

Under current state law, employees of a common carrier of passengers by motor bus are exempt from overtime. N.J.S.A. 34:11-56a4. However, the term “common carrier of passengers by motor bus” was never defined in the...more

New Jersey DOL Proposes Rule To Require Unemployment Applicants To Register For Work And Engage In Other Work Search Related...

Currently, an unemployment claimant must simply report to the Division of Unemployment Insurance by telephone, Internet, or mail as directed by the Division to be eligible for unemployment benefits....more

Landmark Ruling Expands OFCCP Subcontractor Coverage to Healthcare Providers

The U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit has ruled in UPMC Braddock v. Harris that three hospitals affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) qualify as federal "subcontractors" because they...more

Pennsylvania Regulatory Review Panel Disapproves Of L&I's New UC Active Work Search Requirements

In the past year there has been a flurry of activity in the courts and the General Assembly surrounding the availability of unemployment compensation benefit to employees within the state. To start off 2012, amendments to the...more

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