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Large Employers in France Already Enjoying Benefits of Labor Reforms

by Fisher Phillips on

In late September, my colleague, Brian Ellixson, published a post concerning the start of a power swing, from France’s historically employee-friendly labor regime to a somewhat more employer-friendly system. Indeed, although...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - February 2018 #3

Trump Budget Seeks 23 Percent Cut at EPA, Eliminating Dozens of Programs - "The fiscal 2019 proposal released marks the Trump administration's latest attempt to shrink the reach of an agency the president once promised to...more

Changes at the Fed – Janet Yellen’s Swan Song As Chair – Who’s Watching the Store and the Fed’s Policy?

January 30 and 31 will mark the first meeting of 2018 for the Fed Open Market Committee as well as the last meeting for Janet Yellen as Chair. As we move into the second full year of Trump’s presidency, the composition of the...more

Littler Global Guide - The Netherlands - Q4 2017

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New Coalition Agreement: Employment Law, in General - Proposed Bill or Initiative - On October 10, 2017, a new coalition agreement entitled “Confidence in the Future” was introduced to modernize the labor market, lower...more

Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

New Jersey Commissioner of Labor Clarifies the Owner-Operator Exemption under the State's Unemployment Law

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On December 11, 2017, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Aaron Fichtner (the “Commissioner”), ruled that the New Jersey Unemployment Compensation Law’s (NJUCL) exemption for...more

Did Gig Economy Growth Contribute To Strong November Jobs Report?

by Fisher Phillips on

By most objective measurements, the Labor Department’s December 4 jobs report was solid. CNN Money reported that employers added 228,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate remained at a 17-year low of 4.1%....more

Happiness under the African sky, or not?

by Hogan Lovells on

Everyone is in pursuit of happiness - that elusive state in the human psyche that is not merely a positive mood but a state of well-being with a sense of meaning and deep satisfaction. Happiness is fast becoming a measure for...more

Episode 28: Universal Basic Income – Not as Far Off as You May Think

by Akerman LLP on

Matt Steinberg welcomes Hawaii State Representative, Chris Lee, who helped pass the first state law in support of universal basic income (“UBI”). Whether you are for or against it, the concept of UBI is straightforward – it...more

Draft Regulations on Employer Health Care Assessment Released

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance has released draft regulations changing the existing Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC), creating a temporary supplemental contribution, and modifying the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The moral of this story is as follows: if Maysayoshi Son says the merger’s off, it’s probably off (regardless of what the rest of the board says). We discussed the will they/won’t they status of the T-Mobile/Sprint deal last...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The White House has made it official and nominated Fed governor Jerome Powell as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell is expected to continue the basic fiscal (though not necessarily regulatory) policies of the...more

Acosta Wants to Focus on the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

The on-demand economy recently got some attention from a very powerful source. On October 25, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta stated during an event organized by the Jack Kemp Foundation that he believes...more

Indiana Court Clarifies That Burden of Proof in Unemployment Tax Successorship Cases Is on Government

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Unemployment insurance in Indiana, like virtually all states, is financed by a tax on employers. The employer contributions are charged proportionally against an employer’s experience account: the greater the number of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

P&G is banking on “a variation of America’s electoral arithmetic” as its best bet for keeping Trian’s Nelson Peltz away from its board. So . . . we’ll see him on there soon [?]....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A sobering look at the post-recession economic recovery shows that while by many measures US economic figures are again strong, the recession caused wounds that “have not fully healed”—including the loss of more than 1.5...more

Panel Creates Split in Appellate Division over 2015 Amendment to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law

by Blank Rome LLP on

A New Jersey Appellate Division panel—in Blake v. Board of Review, Dep’t of Labor, No. A-2940-15T3—held that a 2015 amendment to New Jersey’s Unemployment Compensation Law (“UCL”) does not authorize unemployment benefits to...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Wells Fargo has reportedly uncovered another trove of unauthorized accounts, according to a regulatory filing on Friday. The bank also disclosed a CFPB investigation over potential harm to customers over its practice of...more

The Aftermath: Developments From The 2017 Regular Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting The Workplace

The 2017 Regular Session of the Connecticut General Assembly concluded on June 7, 2017 without passing a budget. As such, the General Assembly will eventually have to convene a “special session”. In the meantime, our...more

Unemployment Benefits Cannot Be Denied Based on Eight Cash Transaction Inadvertent Errors Out of 80,000 Transactions in a 21-Month...

by Ruder Ware on

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has interpreted the meaning of “substantial fault” in an unemployment insurance case, which will be applicable in worker’s compensation cases, as well. The case is Operton v. Labor and Industry...more

Nitaqat - increase in Saudisation percentages

by DLA Piper on

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour and Social Development (MLSD) has recently announced a new Saudisation percentage in relation to the nationalisation or Nitaqat Programme. This indicates that the 'Balanced Nitaqat' that...more

Automation To Take All Our Jobs

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Okay, perhaps not all our jobs, but a lot of them. As reported by the Chicago Tribune, among other places, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a report recently that up to one-third of jobs in the United States were at risk for...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak - March 2017

At its February 21, 2017 and March 2, 2017 meetings, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee began the process of approving bills. The following is a listing (with a brief description) of the proposed...more

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 16th Public Hearing (Wage/Hour and Leave)

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills, many of which concern “wage and hour” and leave issues (and some of...more

The Basics of Unemployment Taxes

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Nearly all private employers in the Carolinas are required to pay quarterly unemployment insurance (“UI”) taxes to the relevant state unemployment agency on behalf of their employees. Like other insurance and tax...more

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