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New OSHA Regulations – Action Required by 11/1/16

Jul 29, 2016 - by

July 29, 2016 – by Jim Spencer By now, most of us are tired of hearing about new federal regulations on employers. But the regulators in Washington aren’t getting tired.  Instead, they’re picking up steam during the last months of the current administration. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is […]

New Overtime Regulations – Effective December 1, 2016

May 18, 2016 - by

May 18, 2016 – Jim Spencer After months of anticipation and dread from employers, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced the content of its updated regulations governing the exemption of executive, administrative, and professional (“EAP”) employees from minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The new rules […]

New definition of “Spouse” for FMLA

Feb 23, 2015 - by

Earlier today, the Department of Labor announced that the definition of “Spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is changing, effective March 27, 2015.  The current definition of “Spouse” looks to the place of residence – i.e., where an employee lives – in determining whether an employee is married.  The new […]

Same-Sex Marriage and the Family & Medical Leave Act

Sep 25, 2013 - Alerts by

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), which had limited the federal government’s definition of “spouse” to opposite-sex spouses. This decision has far-reaching implications and affects more than one thousand provisions in federal law. The Family and Medical […]

Court Declares NLRB Posting Rule Invalid

May 9, 2013 - Alerts by

One year ago, we published an Alert on a new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), requiring virtually all employers to post a notice about employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. (Click here to view that Alert.) The rule was supposed to take effect in […]

New FMLA Regulations Require Action by March 8, 2013

Feb 25, 2013 - Alerts by

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Family & Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) on February 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued new FMLA regulations that will take effect on March 8, 2013. Employers should immediately review the changes to the regulations and then make necessary revisions […]

New NLRB Posting Rule: On Hold Until Further Notice

May 9, 2012 - Alerts by

The National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) is becoming increasingly active in its efforts to address unionization. Last August, the NLRB issued a new rule that requires almost all employers – even those without unions – to post a notice about employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act (the […]

Which planning strategies should unmarried couples implement? – Insight on Estate Planning April/May 2012

May 2, 2012 - Alerts by

Married couples have available to them greater (and more advantageous) estate planning options than unmarried couples. Yet unmarried couples face many of the same estate planning concerns as married couples. So they must engage in special planning to ensure that their decisions regarding asset distribution and health care are carried […]

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