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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

The Bubbler: January 2018

2017 is in the books and 2018 is now upon us. A dramatic close to 2017 on Capitol Hill ushered in sweeping changes to the tax code that will begin to impact both employers and employees in a number of ways – some more…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

No More Delays! New Disability Claims Rules to Take Effect April 2, Says DOL

On April 2, 2018, significant changes to ERISA’s disability claims procedures will take effect. These new rules will require all ERISA-covered plans which provide disability benefits to make significant modifications to the way…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Massachusetts to (Again) Require Health Care Reporting by Employers

Massachusetts employers with 6 or more employees will soon be required to prepare and file a new health care reporting form referred to as the “healthcare coverage form.” While reminiscent of the now repealed “Health Insurance…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance

Third Circuit Rules that Employer-Friendly “But For” Causation Standard Applies to False Claims Act Retaliation Claims

In the case of DiFiore v. CSL Behring, LLC, the Third Circuit ruled for the first time that the more demanding “but for” causation standard applies to retaliation claims under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), rejecting the lower…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

New Year’s Resolution #5: Four Employee Benefits Resolutions for 2018!

Happy New Year! It’s that time when we all vow to better ourselves in the months ahead. Resolutions abound, and they need not be limited to individual self-improvement. Employers too have many opportunities for betterment in the…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

The Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Association Health Plan Proposed Regulations Include Welcome Changes for Employers But Would Present State Regulatory Challenges

On January 3, 2018, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that will make it easier for small employers to band together to form “association health plans” (“AHPs”), thereby providing access to more liberal…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Health

Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance Issues Final Regulations Implementing the EMAC Supplemental

As we reported in a previous post, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in August 2017 signed into law H. 3822, “An Act Further Regulating Employer Contributions to Health Care” (the “Act”). Among other things, the law increases…more
 /  Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law

The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Employee and Fringe Benefits

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act makes some notable, though targeted, changes to the employee benefits landscape. We summarize some of the more significant changes in the Question and Answers set out below…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

How State Legislatures May Rock the World of Employee Compensation in Response to the Recent Federal Tax Law

Prior to the effective date of the tax bill recently signed by the President, Section 164 of the Internal Revenue Code permitted individuals who itemized deductions to deduct state and local income and other designated taxes…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Tax Bill: New Opportunity to Defer Tax on Certain Equity Awards and Repeal of Performance-Based Exception to 162(m)

The Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 was recently signed into law creating two important changes in executive compensation, which we outline below. The Tax Bill Permits Certain Employees to Elect to Defer Taxation of Qualified…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

New Tax Law Brings Penalties for Top Paid Non-Profit Executives

The “intermediate sanctions” rules under Section 4958 of the Internal Revenue Code have long governed the payment of compensation to executives of public charities. While these rules are highly prescriptive, if followed, they…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Nonprofit Law, Taxation

Reminder: New York Wage Thresholds Increase on December 31, 2017

Last year New York State made significant changes to its wage orders resulting in increases to the State’s minimum wage, white collar overtime exemption salary thresholds, tip, meal and lodging credits, and uniform allowances…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

New Year’s Resolution Series – Ringing Your Post-Employment Covenants into the New Year

Many state legislatures spent 2017 tinkering with post-employment covenants. Given the growing trend to legislate locally and the employee mobility issues that seem to nag every employer, we thought the New Year would be a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The NLRB’s General Counsel Rescinds, Revokes and Questions

On December 1, 2017, two weeks after being sworn in, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued his first GC Memorandum. When the General Counsel’s office changes hands from one party to the other, some disruption is expected. Here,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

#MeToo Settlements and the Tax Code Overhaul: No More Tax Incentive to Hush Victims

Taking note of the #MeToo movement, Congress included a new provision in the tax code overhaul bill — Section 13307 – which is titled “Denial of Deduction for Settlements Subject to Nondisclosure Agreements Paid in Connection…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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