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October 15, 2017

California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, […]
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 […]
July 17, 2018

Ask the Experts: Background Checks on Minors

July 17th, 2018 Question: Are we permitted to run background checks on minors? Answer: Running a pre-employment background check on any job applicant requires consent, which […]
July 19, 2018

Reminder: Forms 5500 for Calendar-Year Plans are Due July 31

July 19th, 2018 For benefit plans subject to ERISA, Form 5500 must be filed within seven months after the plan year ends. For calendar-year plans, that […]
July 23, 2018

Ask the Experts: Prescription Drug Inquries

July 23rd, 2018 Question: Are we allowed to ask employees or applicants whether they’re taking prescription drugs?  Answer: No. In most instances you are prohibited from asking […]
July 25, 2018

It’s National Hire a Veteran Day

July 25th, 2018 On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran […]