New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep.
In fact, studies (which I have a sneaking suspicion may have been paid for by the tobacco, donut and vacation timeshare lobbies) have found that only 8% of New Year’s...more
In Pitchess, the California Supreme Court (the "Court") held that, upon good cause, a criminal defendant can obtain law enforcement personnel records. In 1978, the California Legislature codified this process by adding a...more
In a recent advisory, the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) warned higher education institutions about sophisticated phishing attacks that target faculty and staff...more
On August 14, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 24 to establish an inter-agency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The task force is a response to a 2012 report of the...more
As many employers recognize, a seemingly small oversight in administering employee payroll can have significant consequences, including unexpected complex litigation. One such oversight is failing to consider the wage-hour...more
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents a fundamental shift in healthcare delivery and insurance. The law is complex and many of its provisions are delayed due to implementation difficulties. However, virtually all...more
In This Presentation:
- Different from Human Resources (HR).
- Just as important
..to ensuring your company does not violate local, state, & federal wage and hour laws.
Government efforts aimed at cracking down on perceived independent-contractor misclassification show no signs of slowing down as 2014 begins. On November 12, 2013, the “Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013” (PFPA) was...more
On November 12, 2013, Senator Bob Casey introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate entitled the “Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013.” The act is aimed at reducing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors....more
Companies of all sizes, new or mature, sometimes go out of business. “California Or Bust” is legendary in American history, but “bust” sometimes happens despite everyone’s best efforts. If you are an officer or director of a...more
The reason you are reading this article is because you have considered using your payroll provider to serve as your 401(k) plan’s third party administrator (TPA). This article is going to show you why this is a bad idea....more
On July 22, 2013 a former nurse asked the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve a circuit split, which she claims the Sixth Circuit created when it found that the nurse's admitted failure to follow the hospital's procedures for...more
Employers and employees are increasingly turning to payroll cards, rather than paper paychecks, to pay and receive their payrolls. However, a class action was filed recently in Pennsylvania challenging certain practices and...more
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into companies that pay hourly employees by depositing payroll onto prepaid cards. More than 20 large employers have received letters from Schneiderman...more
The United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor that struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional has far reaching implications for employee...more
On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in U.S. v. Windsor concerning same-sex marriage. This WSGR Alert covers the impact of the ruling on employee benefit plans and provides action items for employers....more
Earlier this week, Jim McGrath, writing in his Internal Investigations Blog, posted a blog entitled “Human Trafficking Concerns for 7-Eleven in Wake of Payroll Scam”....more
In light of the continued onslaught of wage and hour claims made by current and former employees, including putative class and collective actions, there are a number of steps employers can take to help mitigate potential...more
Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the record keeping requirements...more
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