Notice to Employers: Take Immediate Action To Protect Your Company Under The Defend Trade Secrets Act

May 26, 2016

President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) into law earlier this month creating the most significant expansion of federal intellectual property law in years. The law, which ...

Central States’ Benefit Suspension Application Denied

May 24, 2016

This month, the U.S. Treasury denied Central States Pension Fund’s plan to rescue the fund from insolvency. One of the biggest private pension funds in the country, with benefits for about 407,000 ...

Final Rule Issued by DOL Raising the Minimum Required Salary for Exempt Status under FLSA

May 18, 2016

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally issued the final regulations that will increase the required salary an employee must receive to qualify for exempt status under the professional, ...

Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?

May 16, 2016

Recent legal compliance issues require changes to most employee handbooks. In addition, we frequently see noncompliance on certain issues in our employee handbook reviews. All employers need to ...

OSHA’s New Rule Increases Employer Reporting Obligations

May 12, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a rule yesterday effectively “modernizing” its reporting requirements. Under the new rule, all large employers (250 or more ...

Don’t Lose the Game: Employers Are You Ready for Subsidy Notifications and Appeals?

May 10, 2016

Let’s quickly recap the current Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance landscape. Individuals must have minimum essential health coverage or pay an annual penalty. State and federal health exchanges ...

Top Legal Updates from April

May 09, 2016

In case you missed them, here are our top legal updates from last month:  Benefits Law: Employers: Widespread Errors Found in Forms 1095-C   Labor Law Department of ...

Department of Labor Publishes Employer’s Poster and Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

May 05, 2016

The Department of Labor has posted on its website an informational booklet entitled “The Employer’s Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act” which provides details regarding an employer’s ...

A Bit of Good News for Employers Regarding Increases in Exempt Salary Rates

May 04, 2016

The Department of Labor will soon publish its final rules regarding the increase in salary rates required for employees to qualify as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s administrative, ...

Starting May 10, New Work Rule for Foreign Students with STEM Degrees

Apr 29, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security’s final rule which provides a 24-month work extension to some foreign students with STEM degrees, goes into effect May 10. Students from accredited U.S. ...
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