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October 13, 2017

US Labor Department sues Colorado alarm monitoring company, CEO and fiduciary to recover $82K in missing retirement, health plan contributions

Date of Action: Jan. 6, 2017 Type of Action: Lawsuit to recover missing retirement and health plan funds Name of Defendant(s): Central Security Communications Inc.Chief Executive […]
October 12, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Releases Memorandums Regarding Title VII Protections and Religious Liberty

During the first week of October 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released several memorandums directed to the Department of Justice, its attorneys, and component heads, […]
October 12, 2017

President Directs Federal Agencies to Consider ACA Changes

October 12th, 2017 On October 12, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury […]
October 11, 2017

Rhode Island Employment Law Update-October 2017

October 11th, 2017 Distracted Driving On October 11, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed legislation (S.B. 1027) providing for an exception to the prohibition on […]
October 11, 2017

US Labor Department extends fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a 60-day extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]
October 11, 2017

Court finds that First Bankers Trust Services overpaid $9.4M for shares of New Jersey paving, building company stock

NEW YORK – A federal judge, presiding over a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit, has found that First Bankers Trust Services Inc. breached its duties of […]
October 10, 2017

California Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Retaliation Actions and Complaints On October 3, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 306) authorizing the Labor Commissioner to petition a […]
October 10, 2017

Delaware Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 State Employees’ Donated Leave Program On September 29, 2017, the Delaware Governor signed legislation (H.B. 258) that allows a state officer or employee […]
October 10, 2017

Illinois Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Illinois Employee Misclassification Referral System Act and Online Reporting On September 22, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (S.B. 1978) enacting the […]
October 10, 2017

Minnesota Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Minnesota Department of Labor has announced that the state’s minimum wage rates will be adjusted for inflation on January […]
October 10, 2017

Montana Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 […]
October 10, 2017

New Jersey Employment Law Update-September 2017

October 10th, 2017 Minimum Wage Increase The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase from […]
June 27, 2018

Ask the Experts: Arbitration Clauses

June 27th, 2018 Q: May we add an arbitration clause prohibiting class action lawsuits to our employment contracts? A: Yes. Until recently , courts were split […]
June 27, 2018

SCOTUS Ends Term with Another Decision Impacting the Workplace

Public-Sector Employees No Longer Required to Subsidize a Union They Don’t Join On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) closed out […]
July 2, 2018

Virginia Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Income Withholding Orders On March 23, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (S.B. 51) repealing an employer’s duty to request disclosure of withholding […]
July 2, 2018

Pennsylvania Employment Law Update – July 2018

July 2nd, 2018 Equal Pay for Commonwealth Employees On June 6, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Executive Order 2018-18-03 prohibiting commonwealth agencies from: Inquiring about […]