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Vantage defaults in first case decision

by Ary Rosenbaum on

It didn’t take long for the first decision in a lawsuit against vantage Benefits and its owners when they defaulted. A default judgment was handed down by Judge David C. Godbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Colombia

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

Colorado Supreme Court Attempts to Clarify Statute of Limitations Applicable to State Law Wage Claims

On March 5, 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court addressed a longstanding question regarding the statute of limitations applicable to claims brought under the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA) by holding the Act’s statute of...more

The Certainty of Publicity of a Newly-Filed Lawsuit

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

It happened again, last week. An employer was sued. Wait, what’s that? A new lawsuit gets filed EVERY day against employers? (Actually, in federal court, at least 11885 employment lawsuits were filed in 2017. Far more...more

March Madness for Employers - Revisited - Embrace the Fun and Enjoy the Party?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

With the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament kicking off this week, there will be the inevitable dour reports that bracket filling, live streaming and fun (or even higher stakes) wagering will cost employers billions of...more

Web Exclusive: Master The Modern Method For Managing March Madness

by Fisher Phillips on

If you work for a certain large company, at any of its many operations across the country, you have the opportunity to enter to win $1 million dollars each year for life when you fill out a March Madness bracket. To hit the...more

Dismissal for misconduct formality: between law and case law

by DLA Piper on

Under Moroccan labour law, case law plays a significant role in bridging the void left behind with regards to dismissal for misconduct. If the texts' interpretation by the magistrates has the merit of clarifying certain...more

March Misclassification Madness: Misclassification Updates in the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of you likely have filled out your March Madness bracket, and are eagerly watching game after game hoping your bracket doesn’t bust. The gig misclassification game is experiencing a March Madness of its own. The debate...more

Tenth Circuit Upholds DOL’s Authority to Impose New Conditions for PTEs and Leaves Door Open for Changes to Fiduciary Rule

The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed the Department of Labor’s authority to impose new conditions for exemption from prohibited transaction rules with respect to the sale of annuity contracts. The case related to the...more

Bed Time! Uber Announces Mandatory Rest Periods

by Fisher Phillips on

In a move met with near-universal praise, Uber recently announced it will now require drivers take at least six hours of time off for every 12 hours they spend driving. After announcing this decision last month, Uber rolled...more

A Uniform Standard of Review in ERISA Benefit Denial Cases: The Fifth Circuit Overrules Itself to Fall in Line with Other Courts

by Littler on

With its en banc decision in Ariana v. Humana Health Plan of Texas, the Fifth Circuit reconsidered the standard of review in an ERISA denial of benefits case. ...more

Collection of Biometric Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Employees and Compliance Issues for Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of us have become comfortable with the convenience of logging into our laptops or smartphones using a fingerprint scan in lieu of remembering yet another password. We are familiar with television and movie portrayals of...more

Recent Changes To The Workers’ Compensation Board’s Interpretations Of New York Paid Family Leave Deductions And Voluntary...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Board has recently revised its interpretation of two key provisions of the New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) Law: First, by allowing employers to use the employee’s weekly wage as opposed to the...more

2017 Summary Of New Maine Laws & Carry Over Legislation - State of Maine 128th Legislature, 1st Regular Session

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Overview - 2017 Summary of New Maine Laws & Carry Over Legislation - The new laws highlighted in this summary are those most relevant to our clients and does not include all laws enacted this past session. This summary of...more

[Webinar] Coffee & Compliance with Chris - Workplace Accidents, Investigations, and Employer Policies - March 29th, 9:30am CT

by Winstead PC on

This presentation will discuss best practices for managing workplace accidents, incident investigations (e.g., near miss, OSHA Complaint, etc.), and recordkeeping procedures. The presentation will also highlight several...more

N.L.R.B. “Joint” Disarray – Why That Matters to Manufacturers

Winston Churchill allegedly once said, “lovers of sausage and public policy should not watch either be made.” Recent events at the National Labor Relations Board call that apt quote to mind. ...more

Proposed Rhode Island Sick Leave Regulations Fail to Provide Clarity and Will Increase Employer Headaches if Finalized

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has finally released its proposed regulations, 260-RICR-30-05-5 regarding the Rhode Island Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act (the “Sick Leave Law”). As we...more

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Sets Standard to Apply the Successor Liability Doctrine

by Littler on

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court (“PRSC”) recently issued an Opinion in the case of Roldán Flores v. M. Cuebas, 2018 TSPR 18, 199 D.P.R. __ (Feb. 6, 2018), in which it addressed again the requirements for applying the “successor...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: When Honoring a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request Do I Have To Delete Personal Data From...

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is arguably the most comprehensive - and complex - data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

A New Push to Organize Graduate Students at Private Colleges and Universities? Four Major Unions Announce a Coalition on Higher Ed...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On March 14, 2018, leaders from the Service Employees International Union, the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of Teachers, and UNITE HERE announced a new coalition to organize graduate students at private...more

Ninth Circuit Creates More Uncertainty in 80/20 Rule for Tipped Workers

by FordHarrison on

On February 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of Marsh v. J. Alexander’s LLC, 869 F.3d 1108, creating a new layer of uncertainty for hospitality employers....more

EEOC Lawsuit Reminds Employers to Accommodate Pregnant Workers As It Does Other Employees

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Reminding employers of their obligation to accommodate pregnant employees in the same manner as non-pregnant employees, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against a North...more

Send Out the Search Party: The DOL and Other Agencies Focus on Plan Efforts to Locate Missing Participants (Part 1)

In the past year, the Department of Labor (DOL) has drastically increased audits of retirement plans with participants – or beneficiaries – who cannot be located in conjunction with the distribution of owed benefits. ...more

Resolution of wage violations not necessarily assured under PAID pilot program

by McAfee & Taft on

A new pilot program announced by the U.S. Department of Labor just last week provides employers with renewed hope that the agency is changing its approach from one of strict regulatory enforcement to one that seeks to...more

Don’t be cheap when it comes to your retirement plan

by Ary Rosenbaum on

As I have stated so many times, I don’t want to hire employees because I was an employee once too. That pretty much means that I never met an employee whoever thought they were overpaid. For that matter, I never met an...more

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