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Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20004, United States
Phone: 202-585-3507
Fax: 202-434-7400
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Smaller Employers in California Required to Provide Job-Protected Unpaid Parental Leave Starting January 1, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown has signed the New Parent Leave Act, which will become effective January 1, 2018 and requires California employers with 20 to 49 employees within 75 miles to provide up to 12-weeks of job-protected unpaid…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

California Bans Salary History Inquiries

California has joined a growing list of jurisdictions, including New York City, Massachusetts, Delaware and Oregon, among others, banning salary history inquiries from job applicants. Governor Brown signed the law into effect…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Exploring Wage Deductions in California, Massachusetts, New York and Washington, D.C.

Employers often struggle over compliance with state wage deduction laws, and these potential violations carry with them considerable penalties. In Massachusetts, for example, employers face triple damages for violations of wage…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New York Paid Family Leave Law – A Comprehensive Breakdown for Employers

Beginning on January 1, 2018, New York employers will have to provide paid family leave to their employees. With less than 3 months to go, the law is already in effect in many ways and employers are strongly urged to take steps…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Association Health Plans—Can The Trump Administration Expand Access Without Congress?

In recent weeks, the Trump Administration has been considering allowing health insurance to be purchased across state lines and expanding access to “Association Health Plans” (AHPs) that could take economic advantage of…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health

Can Employees Pay for Cord Blood Storage with an HRA, FSA or HSA?

The blood remaining in the umbilical cord after childbirth contains stems cells which may be used in a variety of medical treatments. Many parents of newborns are seeking to save this “cord blood”, either with the hopes of…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reminder: New York City Ban on Salary History Inquiries Takes Effect October 31st

Beginning on October 31st, New York City employers will be prohibited from inquiring about or relying on salary history during the hiring process. As a reminder, this ban makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Does the EEOC’s Lawsuit Against Estee Lauder Mean for Parental Leave Policies?

Last month, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Estee Lauder in a Pennsylvania federal court alleging that Estee Lauder’s parental leave policy discriminates against employees on the basis of gender by providing unequal benefits to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fractal Geometry, Actuarial Risk, and §1332 Waivers—The Role of the States in Reforming Health Care

At this writing, the prospects for success of the latest Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act appear bleak — but the Graham-Cassidy bill on which the GOP has pinned its last-ditch hopes highlights a major…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

The Bubbler: September 2017

What is happening in employment law? We will be providing you with quick employment law updates on a bi-monthly basis in a new series called “The Bubbler.” It will let you know what’s what and who’s who in the…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Receive Important Overtime Law News Just Before Labor Day

Short of a successful (but highly unlikely) appeal, the Obama-era overtime rule is now officially no longer. That rule would have required employers to pay employees a little more than $47,000 annually to qualify under one of…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Employer’s Accessing of Employee’s Personal Email Account from Company Mobile Phone May Have Violated Stored Communications Act

In Levin v. ImpactOffice LLC, the federal court in Maryland ruled that a former employee’s claim survived a motion to dismiss where she alleged that her former employer violated the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”) when it…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Ninth Circuit Weighs in on ERISA’s Plan Document and Summary Plan Description Requirements: Mull v. Motion Picture Ind. Health Plan

Mull v. Motion Picture Ind. Health Plan educates employers on the basics of the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) governing plan documents and summary plan descriptions. The lessons are…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

Massachusetts Employers Face $200 Million Increase in Health Care Costs under MassHealth Amendments

On August 1, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law H. 3822, “An Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care” (the “Act”). The purpose of the Act is to shore up the finances of the Commonwealth’s…more
 /  Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

What Can You Say in the Workplace? Whatever Your Employer Allows You to Say...

The recent controversy involving the Google employee fired for challenging his employer’s diversity policies highlights some misconceptions concerning free speech rights in the workplace…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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