Updated OSHA Manual Clarifies Whistleblower Investigation Process

Mar 03, 2016

When most employers think of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), they think of workplace safety violations. However, OSHA also protects employees who report suspected ...

Final FLSA Regulations Increase Minimum Salary for White Collar Workers Starting this Fall

Feb 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Solicitor M. Patricia Smith recently announced that the change in the Fair Labor Standards Act's regulations requiring most "white collar workers" to receive a ...

EEOC Proposes Detailed Pay Equity Reporting for 2017

Feb 03, 2016

On Jan. 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama announced that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is proposing a pay equity report that ...

Department of Labor Issues Opinion on Joint Employer Liability

Jan 28, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation outlining two specific types of business relationships that could result in a finding of joint liability for federal ...

Important OSHA Reporting Requirement Due Feb. 1, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

On Feb. 1, 2016, employers (with extremely few exceptions) must post OSHA’s Form 300A summarizing the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2015. Employers must display ...

Winning the Visa Lottery: What You Need to Know for the 2016 H-1B Cap Season

Jan 19, 2016

Looking for a lottery with greater societal impact and better chances than the Powerball? It’s the H-1B visa lottery, and on April 1st many high-skilled foreign nationals will be dreaming of their ...

Top Legal Updates for Employers

Jan 13, 2016

Employers face a myriad of changing rules and regulations. Here are the top 10 legal updates for employers from last year: The Department of Labor Shatters the American Dream by Rob ...

Whole Foods Cannot Bar Cameras in the Carrots

Jan 06, 2016

Tiny, inconspicuous digital recording devices, including those found on many cellphones, have become ubiquitous in the workplace. The prevalence of these recording devices triggers legitimate ...

IRS Extends Deadlines for Employer ACA Reporting

Dec 29, 2015

Earlier this week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline for 2015 Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting. In Notice 2016-4, issued by the IRS on Dec. 28, the agency ...

“Opt Out” or “Cash-in-Lieu” of Health Coverage Programs Affect Affordability of Coverage

Dec 28, 2015

Mid-December in Notice 2015-87 the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) confirmed that cash payments employee’s receive for opting out of employer provided health coverage must be added to the ...
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