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Last Regular Session Day of Connecticut Legislature: Where We Stand

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Today is the last day of the Connecticut General Assembly regular session. So it’s a good time to take a look at some of the bills pending or passed. ...more

Utah 2017 Legislative Update – Employment Law Issues

by Payne & Fears on

The 2017 session of the Utah Legislature produced few bills affecting employment law; but two bills recently signed by the Governor and one bill that was not passed this year may have an impact on Utah businesses....more

Employment Law This Week: Presidential Powers, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule, DOL’s Overtime Rule, Competition for Vacant...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

New Governor, New State Legislative Session, New Workers’ Compensation Laws?

by Collins & Lacy, P.C. on

The 122nd South Carolina General Assembly convened for its first regular session on January 10, 2017. There are a few bills proposed in the House and Senate regarding the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Some bills...more

Employment Law This Week: The Year Ahead, New Labor Secretary, “Persuader Rule” Case, New York Salary Thresholds, Mental Health...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

When Partnership “Members” Are Employees

by Allen Matkins on

Last week, I wrote about how AB 2883 changes the definition of “employee” vis-a-vis corporate directors. See Is A Corporate Director An Employee Subject To Workers’ Compensation? AB 2883 also rewrites the definition of...more

New Year, New Workers’ Comp “Opt Out” Rule For Execs

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: New legislation effective 2017 will expand California workers’ compensation coverage by requiring coverage for certain high-level individuals unless they affirmatively opt out and waive coverage, thereby...more

Is A Corporate Director An Employee Subject To Workers’ Compensation?

by Allen Matkins on

Corporate lawyers tend to believe that directors and officers are not ineluctably employees. Thus, it may come as a surprise that California’s workers’ compensation law has for some time defined an “employee” to include...more

Employment Law This Week: Top Issues of 2016 – DTSA, Non-Competes, Paid Sick Leave, Transgender Law, Overtime, NLRB Decisions

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

A Workers’ Compensation Double Play: Governor Signs SB 1160 and AB 1244 To Squeeze Out More System Costs

SB 1160, introduced by Senator Mendoza and signed into law September 30, 2016, amends several Labor Code sections affecting authorized medical treatment, utilization review, and lien litigation. Its principal achievement is...more

Argentina’s New Leadership and How it Affects Insurance

by Zelle LLP on

Following last year’s elections, the political and economic landscape is changing in Argentina. Where new economic opportunities arise, (re)insurance follows. Along with new demand for commercial insurance products, the legal...more

Queensland WorkCover amendments to render contractual indemnities void

by DLA Piper on

It is a serious matter to interfere with the rights of parties to agree between themselves to whatever contractual terms they chose. There is currently a Bill before the Queensland parliament [1] proposing a significant...more

Employment Legislation Summary: 2016 Session - Connecticut General Assembly

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In its 2016 session, the General Assembly passed a number of new laws affecting employers. Except as otherwise noted, the changes are effective October 1, 2016. The following material summarizes these new laws, but the...more

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2016 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2016 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has just concluded, along with subsequent “special sessions.” Most prominently from an employment law standpoint, the General Assembly passed (and the Governor signed)...more

@Work: Your HR and Employment Law Update - June 2016

by Benesch on

With the Ohio Senate’s passage of House Bill 523 on May 25, 2016, Ohio is poised to become the nation’s 25th state to legalize medicinal marijuana. Although the proposed state law provides direction for employers, a new OSHA...more

Connecticut General Assembly Addresses Several Employment-Related Bills in Shortened Session

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The “short” session of the Connecticut General Assembly’s biennial term ended on May 4, but there were several employment-related bills that passed in the session’s final days and hours. While most of these bills are still...more

Several New Worker's Compensation Provisions Favorable to Wisconsin Employers

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law several new employer-friendly 2016 amendments to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Act. In addition to cutting the statute of limitations for traumatic injury claims in half,...more

Paid Family Leave and $15 Minimum Wage Coming to New York

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

New York has enacted legislation that, over the next several years, will phase in 12 weeks of paid family leave for all employees, as well as a $15 minimum wage in New York City and other parts of New York State. The...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Speaks: March 2016

The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee was active before its March 17, 2016 deadline for approving bills, voting favorably and advancing many bills out of committee....more

News from the Vermont State House - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Tax-writing House Committee Proposes $48 Million Hike - The House Ways and Means Committee has approved a package of revenue measures totaling more than $48 million. The package includes a transportation funding bill...more

House Bill 1800 – Ripple Effects on Medical Care for Injured Workers

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

While it seems the members of our state legislature have been busy doing nothing but arguing about the budget for the past year – one young state rep has proposed a bill that may have a positive effect on employers seeking...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 25th Public Hearing

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on several proposed bills. One of the bills to be discussed would prevent employers from requiring job...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills...more

A New Year = New Laws for California Employers

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

It’s that time again – a new year means new laws and regulations for California employers. Below we summarize new legislation that will affect employers doing business in California. Unless otherwise indicated, the new laws...more

Alberta's NDP Government and Potential Labour and Employment Policy Changes

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On May 5, 2015, Rachel Notley and her New Democratic Party (NDP) were elected to a majority provincial government in Alberta. This is the first change of the governing political party since the 1971 election. Changes to...more

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