NLRB Says: Settle or Else…

Jul 14, 2016

In a seemingly innocuous memo dated July 1, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) significantly increased pressure on federal contractor employers to settle unfair labor practice charges ...

Alert: PCOR Fees Due Aug. 1 for Self-funded Group Health Plans

Jul 11, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) developed the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institute to improve the quality of information available to help patients, clinicians, caregivers, employers, ...

OSHA Penalties to Increase Aug. 1

Jul 07, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that maximum penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act will increase by 78% on Aug. 1, 2016. Thereafter, the DOL will adjust ...

Supreme Court “Punts” on FLSA Service Advisor Exemption at Dealerships

Jun 22, 2016

  On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court avoided issuing a major ruling on whether an automobile dealership’s service advisors fall into the same category as dealership salesmen, partsmen, and ...

Is the “Cure” Worse Than the “Disease?” The Impact of New OSHA Regulations on Drug Testing

Jun 17, 2016

New regulations issued last month by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) purport to encourage employees to report work-related accidents and injuries by affording them greater ...

Take Action Now: Persuader Rule Update

Jun 16, 2016

With its new "persuader rules" scheduled to become effective July 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) is feeling the heat of withering criticism. In response to lawsuits challenging aspects of the ...

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Top Legal Updates from May

Jun 08, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month:   Benefits Law: Central States' Benefit Suspension Application Denied   Wage and Hour: Big Changes are Coming to Overtime ...

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, ...

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