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FLSA Insurance-Adjuster Overtime Exception Buried In Appropriations Bill

Section 111 of the recently-enacted "Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2015" directs that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act "shall be applied as if" there is an overtime exclusion for certain workers who are employed...more

Must Claims Severed From A CAFA Class Action Be Remanded To State Court? The Fifth Circuit Says No.

Following Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana filed a class action to recover under homeowners’ insurance policies that the state had received by assignment through a disaster relief program. The insurers successfully...more

Fannie Mae Updates Servicer Disaster Assistance Policies

On August 7, Fannie Mae issued Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2013-16, which updates assistance policies for borrowers affected by earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, or other catastrophes caused by a person or event beyond...more

A Tax-Favored Method Employers Can Use to Assist Employees Affected by Sandy

For those caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the past few days represent a life-changing event. Many employers are eager to find a way to assist employees as they address the damage and destruction. Tax provisions passed...more

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