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Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Employers Consider Post-Dobbs Playbook in Dealing with Alabama Ruling on IVF Treatments

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that cryogenically frozen embryos are children and are protected from destruction under state law. This is the latest in a series of post-Dobbs judicial rulings...more

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EntertainHR: Marvel’s Echo Teaches Employers About the Importance of Accommodations in the Workplace

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The character of Maya Lopez (a/k/a Echo) was first introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Hawkeye as the leader of the Track Suit Mafia, the crime syndicate run by Wilson Fisk. After Maya learns her father was killed...more

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Is the NLRB’s New Stance on Restrictive Covenants Mostly Bark With a Little Bite?

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The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) sent shockwaves through the employment landscape when General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo took the position that the “proffer, maintenance, and enforcement” of restrictive covenants...more

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Merger and Acquisition Considerations for Employee Benefit Plans

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In the context of mergers and acquisitions, an acquisition target’s qualified retirement plans, health plans, executive compensation arrangements, and benefit programs (referred to collectively as “benefit programs”) can all...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

USCIS Launches New Organizational Accounts Platform to Facilitate the H-1B Lottery Registration Process

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched its new organizational accounts platform which allows multiple individuals within an organization, as well as their legal representatives, to collaborate...more

Marshall Dennehey

New Jersey Supreme Court Determined Whether Claims Brought Under the Insurance Fraud Protection Act and the Workers’ Compensation...

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Liberty Ins. Corp. v. Techdan, LLC, 253 N.J. 87, 289 A.3d 429 (2023), as revised (Mar. 23, 2023) - The plaintiff alleged that the defendants misrepresented their relationship, ownership structure and submitted fraudulent...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

False Claims Act - 2023 Year in Review

As we do every year, this issue revisits the key cases and other developments from the year gone by. And by most metrics, 2023 was a notable year for the False Claims Act (FCA). We start with the numbers: The Department...more

Mandelbaum Barrett PC

Increase in Adverse Actions Against Medical Providers Relating to Workplace Civility and Communication in Hospital Settings

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Standards of acceptable workplace behavior have changed drastically over the last several years, and the key to staying out of trouble is to remain current regarding the legal standards of civility and communication. In the...more

Maynard Nexsen

Work This Way: A Labor & Employment Law Podcast | Episode 7: Foreign National Talent & The Visa Lottery with David Garrett &...

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This week, hosts Tina and Jennie chat with fellow Maynard Nexsen attorneys David Garrett and Stephen Davis. The immigration and global mobility attorneys join us for a conversation on the steps for companies looking to hire...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Cal/OSHA Approves Stricter Standards for Occupational Lead Exposure

Because Cal/OSHA significantly lowered the exposure thresholds that require an employer to comply with its lead regulations, more employers may fall within the ambit of the revised regulations. Revised regulations,...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Washington Employers Now Have Greater Access to PFML Leave Information for Employees

Since Washington launched its Paid Family Medical Leave program ("PFML") in 2020, employers have had very limited access to information from the state regarding employee leaves, including when leaves begin or end. With the...more

Proskauer - Employee Benefits & Executive...

California District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss 401(k) Excessive Fee and Underperformance Claims

A California district court recently denied a motion to dismiss claims that the fiduciaries of a 401(k) plan breached their ERISA fiduciary duties of prudence and loyalty by selecting underperforming, high-cost investments...more

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Voyant Beauty Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Federal Agency Charged that Beauty Supply Company Illegally Refused Job to Deaf Individual - CHICAGO – Voyant Beauty, LLC will pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the...more

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A Percent-of-Profit Incentive Payment is Not “Wages” Under the Massachusetts Wage Act

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The Massachusetts Wage Act (MA Wage Act) is one of the most punitive wage payment laws in the country. Employers who violate the MA Wage Act are liable for treble damages, attorney’s fees, and costs. The question of what...more

Goldberg Segalla

First Department Affirms Jury Verdict against Valve Manufacturer

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Court: Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division, First Department - In this asbestos action, defendant Jenkins Bros. sought a judgment notwithstanding the verdict, a new trial, or remittitur of a verdict awarding...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Fifth Circuit Vacates $365 Million Punitive Damages Award for Title VII Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

In Harris v. FedEx Corp. Servs., Inc., No. 23-2003, a Fifth Circuit panel vacated a $365 million punitive damages award in race discrimination and retaliation case, finding that the plaintiff Jennifer Harris (“Harris”) failed...more

Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Employers Need to Review Workplace Rules and Policies Following Recent NLRB Decisions

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On August 22, 2023, we advised all employers—whether their workforces are unionized or not—about the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision in Stericycle, Inc. In Stericycle, the NLRB articulated its new standard in...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

ADT - Pizza Hut Zanesville to Pay $15,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Harassment Lawsuit

Employee Quit After Facing Discrimination and Harassment from Manager, Federal Agency Charged - CLEVELAND – ADT Pizza, a restaurant in Zanesville, Ohio doing business as Pizza Hut, will pay $13,083 in damages and $1,916 in...more

Mintz - Employment, Labor & Benefits...

Washington, D.C. Joins A Growing Number of Jurisdictions with Pay Transparency Requirements and Wage History Inquiry Restrictions

Mayor Bowser recently signed into law D.C.’s Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment of 2023.  The new law expands the existing wage transparency law in two important ways.  First, in addition to currently prohibiting employers...more

Hall Benefits Law

EEOC, DOL Issue 2024 Regulatory Agendas

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As part of the Biden administration’s Fall 2023 Regulatory Plan, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) have released their 2024 regulatory agendas....more

Mitratech Holdings, Inc

Assisted and Senior Living Hiring: Tips For The Caregiver Shortage

Are you feeling the crunch of the caregiver shortage in assisted living facilities? You’re not alone – about 63% of facilities have open roles at any given time. As demand for quality care rises with our aging population,...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Arkansas Case Law Informs the Definition of "Trade Secret"

Case law informs the definition of “trade secret” which assists us as we prospectively counsel clients and litigate trade secret cases. In addition to the statutory definitions of “Trade Secret” that control what’s included...more

Miller Canfield

New Prevailing Wage Requirements for Charter School Construction Projects

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Michigan’s new Prevailing Wage for State Projects Act (the “Act”) became effective on February 13, 2024, and is substantially similar to a prior statutory prevailing wage requirement which was repealed in 2018. ...more

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Ogletree Deakins Benchmarking Survey Finds Hiring and Retention Issues Top Employers’ List of Concerns

A recent Ogletree Deakins internal benchmarking survey of nearly 1,100 companies revealed that a chief concern of employers was how to hire and retain employees. The survey included companies of all sizes, varying from fewer...more

Oberheiden P.C.

A Basic 4-Point Guide for Medicare Whistleblowers

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According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, an estimated $100 billion is lost to Medicare fraud every single year in the U.S., with overtaxed law enforcement agencies relying heavily on whistleblowers to...more

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