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Are You Sure It’s ERISA?

Imagine you are faced with a claim based on an alleged disabling condition that prevents an individual from working. You have a document from the employer that describes short-term disability benefits that the individual may...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - October 2014 #2

SBA Data Shows Large Firms are Nabbing Contracts Reserved for Small Businesses - Federal procurement data show that large companies, including leading defense contractors, last year received millions of dollars in...more

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...more

OFCCP Updates Its Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Section 503 and VEVRAA Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued regulations that became effective on March 24, 2014 governing affirmative action requirements for disabled individuals and protected...more

DOL Announces Five-Year OFCCP Moratorium For TRICARE Providers

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced last month that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will issue a directive establishing a five-year moratorium on enforcement of affirmative action...more

New Jersey DOL Issues New Unemployment Compensation and Temporary Disability Benefits Poster

In February 2014, the New Jersey Department of Labor updated its Unemployment Compensation and Temporary Disability Benefits poster. Employers should replace their current posters immediately....more

Federal Contractor Update

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring all federal contractors and subcontractors to pay a minimum of wage of $10.10 effective January 1, 2015 and providing for additional future increases...more

Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Regulations Take Effect March 24, 2014

New regulations issued by Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs take effect March 24, 2014. Requirements include establishing hiring benchmarks for veterans and adopting utilization goals for...more

Labor And Employment Observer - 2013/2014

In This Issue: Message from the Chair; Social Media and the Workplace: 2013 and Beyond; Unpaid Internships: Training Ground or Legal Landmine?; Supreme Court’s Nassar Decision Sets Higher Causation Standard for a...more

Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association Seminar Summary

On October 29 and November 12, members of Pullman & Comley, LLC’s Labor, Employment Law and Employee Benefits Department presented an intensive seminar to the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. Significant...more

Act Now Advisory: New Obligations Imposed on Federal Government Contractors with OFCCP's Issuance of Final Regulations Covering...

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") issued its much anticipated final regulations regarding the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended, and Section 503...more

USDOL Announces Effective Date Of New Affirmative Action Requirements For Federal Contractors And Subcontractors

As reported in the September 4th edition of The Fast Laner, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued new regulations regarding affirmative action requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors. ...more

EEOC Examines Rights, Challenges of People with Disabilities on Rehab Act Anniversary

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) observed the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act yesterday, a breakthrough federal law for people with disabilities by hearing a variety of...more

Federal Contractors Should Prepare for New Hiring Burdens to Take Effect in Early 2014

On August 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced Final Rules establishing new regulations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era...more

Federal Contractors Beware: New OFCCP Rules Heighten Your Affirmative Action Obligations

On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced new rules intended to improve job opportunities for protected veterans and people with disabilities....more

New Affirmative Action Rules for Federal Contractors

On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor announced two significant final rules governing affirmative action. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) administers affirmative action requirements that...more

With Privilege Comes Responsibility

Gone are the days when being a federal contractor meant an expensive dinner with politicians, followed by getting a lucrative contract signed with the government, and breaking ground on some swamp land redevelopment only to...more

Employment Litigation In Review #7

ODEP Develops Database with 3,000 Ready-for-Hire Candidates Who Have Disabilities - On December 5, 2012, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) announced its new Workforce Recruitment Program. The program...more

OFCCP Issues Long-Anticipated Rules on Workers with Disabilities

On August 27, 2013, the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued its long-awaited final rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. OFCCP first...more

DOL To Compel Federal Contractors To Hire More Veterans And Disabled Individuals

As expected, new U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has wasted little time implementing a number of agenda items in the few short weeks since his Senate confirmation. Most recently, Secretary Perez announced two...more

OFCCP Announces Big Changes for Federal Contractors’ Affirmative Action Obligations

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just announced sweeping changes to the rules for federal government contractors that are required to prepare and maintain affirmative action...more

OFCCP Establishes New 7 Percent Utilization Goal for Individuals With Disabilities and Benchmarks for Veterans

On August 27, 2013 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published long-anticipated final rules to the affirmative action regulations for individuals with disabilities and for...more

OFCCP Cleans House

As the federal contractor community awaits the final veterans and disability affirmative action regulations, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is keeping itself busy cleaning house....more

FMLA Coverage Expanded: New Forms And Posters Required

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued new regulations expanding coverage under the Family and Medical Leave Act for certain classes of employees....more

Take 5 Newsletter: EEOC Update; Intern Wage and Hour Claims; NLRB Quorum; Unemployment Discrimination; Social Media Passwords

EEOC Releases Letter Addressing Wellness Programs and Reasonable Accommodation Obligations - In a letter issued recently by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), Peggy Mastroianni, the agency's Legal Counsel,...more

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