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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

DOJ Targets No-Poach Agreements Among Competitors

On April 3, 2018, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (“DOJ” or “Antitrust Division”) filed an antitrust complaint against Knorr-Bremse AG (“Knorr”) and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (“Wabtec”) for…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law

Appealing Massachusetts Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Supplement Determinations Based on ConnectorCare Coverage

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has begun assessing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) supplemental payments for the first quarter. This post proposes a grounds for appealing DUA…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Invalidates the 2016 Final Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule and Related Prohibited Transaction Exemptions

What’s a financial advisor to do? On March 15, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. v. U.S. Dep’t. of Labor, No. 17-10238, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 6472 (5th Cir. Mar. 15, 2018) vacated –…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Pay Equity Law

Back in July 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed an Act to Establish Pay Equity (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 149 § 105A, referenced herein as the “Law”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) and serves to bolster…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Bubbler – April 2018

Lots to talk about in the Labor & Employment world! The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect on April 1, 2018, imposing stricter non-discrimination rules on employers of pregnant workers. The U.S…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Left in the Dark After U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Issue Ruling on Long Term Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals holding that a multi-month leave of absence is beyond the scope of a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Time to Put Down that Smartphone? – Proposed Bill Would Give NYC Employees a Right to Disconnect from Work

Given the ever-increasing reliance on digital technology, employees are more and more tethered to their smartphones – checking email during their commute, at the dinner table, and even from their beds – essentially creating a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Construction of FLSA Overtime Exemption

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit when it ruled in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro that auto dealership service advisors are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. The justices’…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Part II

Now that the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect April 1, 2018, it is time for employers to confirm that they are taking steps to ensure compliance with the PWFA…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Navigating Unexpected Terrain in Workplace Investigations

Join me in a discussion on the increasingly nuanced landscape of employee workplace investigations and best practices in managing their effect on corporate brand, attorney-client privilege and obligations to applicable…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Law Practice Products & Services

New York City Will Require Employers to Grant Temporary Schedule Changes

The New York City Council recently passed a bill that will require employers to grant two temporary schedule changes per calendar year to employees for qualifying “personal events.” The law will take effect on July 18, 2018 and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act’s Contraceptive Mandate: A Loss in Massachusetts and Other Current Events

The contraceptive mandate, one of the more controversial provisions of the Affordable Care Act, continues to make news as various stakeholders duke it out in and out of court. This blog post describes the history of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Delivers One-Two Punch Knocking Out Transgender Discrimination

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7 that employer R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated on the basis of sex when it fired a transgender employee after she informed the company…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Wage and Hour Self-Reporting Program

On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced a new pilot program, the Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program, which encourages employers to self-report inadvertent overtime and minimum wage…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Bubbler – March 2018

Phew – it has been a whirlwind of a month in the employment law world! Just in time for spring, new laws are popping up like crocuses just about everywhere we turn. Here is your monthly rundown of the most recent developments…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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