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[Webinar] A Review of the DOL's Major 2016 Regulatory Initiatives and How (and / or Whether) those will be Implemented in the...

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The Department of Labor was extremely active in 2016 as President Obama’s second term came to a close. From more than doubling the threshold salary level to be classified as an exempt employee to requiring employers provide...more

What’s in a Pronoun? Liability for Employers

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Political correctness in the workplace has become increasingly complex. Employers who have referred to transitioning employees with the wrong pronoun have found themselves in the crosshairs of the EEOC. But what about those...more

[Webinar] Top 5 OSHA Issues to Track in 2017 - January 25th, 1:00pm EST

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

The ball has dropped, the confetti has been swept out of Times Square, and 2016 (and the Obama Administration) is in the books. It is time to look back at the year and take stock of what we learned from and about OSHA over...more

The “Independent Contractor” Truck Driver, Wage & Hour Laws, the Affordable Care Act, and Safety Regulations

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On The challenges that trucking companies face regarding truck drivers continue to expand. One vexing issue facing many companies: Can they continue to treat many of their truck drivers as “independent contractors” as they...more

Paid Parental Leave: Boston Starts Another Party

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In a recent trail blazing move, Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed an ordinance establishing paid parental leave for city employees. This ordinance distinguishes Boston — known for some other revolution-inducing tactics —...more

Transgender Complaints on the Rise: What Should Employers Do?

by Baker Donelson on

The President, the EEOC and the Justice Department have announced that gender identity discrimination is prohibited sex discrimination under Title VII. Since these declarations, the number of lawsuits alleging gender identity...more

Health Care Update - August 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Administration Releases Updated Contraception Coverage Rules - Federal Regulatory Initiatives - Other Congressional and State Initiatives - Other Health Care News - Upcoming...more

Supreme Court to Review Cases Involving Overtime Exemption for Mortgage Loan Officers

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court accepted review of two lower court decisions of significant importance to the banking and financial services industries. The cases involve the question of whether mortgage loan officers are...more

Obama Administration Announces Expansion of Executive Order 11246 to Protect LGBT Workers of Federal Government Contractors

Today, the White House announced that President Obama will issue an executive order that bans federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. According to White House staff, the...more

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 13: Equal Pay Gets A Boost In The Obama...

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

The Equal Pay Act, which mandates equal pay between the sexes for equal work, actually became law before Title VII, in 1963. While EPA claims often accompanied Title VII sex discrimination claims, there were some...more

OSHA: Active Agency Agenda, Increased Enforcement Efforts And Legal Update

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the primary federal agency charged with responsibility for enforcing workplace health and safety regulations, has been very active under the Obama Administration. In...more

Tips To Ready Employers When Immigration Agencies Come Knocking

by Carlton Fields on

Worksite enforcement actions for immigration-related matters are on the rise; the Obama Administration is emphasizing worksite compliance obligations; and immigration-related audits are increasing....more

Homeland Security Targets Employers’ Immigration Compliance

by Benesch on

Investigations and audits of Form I-9 documents by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents are on the rise, and the Obama administration is promising to keep the heat on employers in the coming year. ...more

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