If you are a business that relies upon temporary foreign workers to perform non-agricultural work, a recent federal court decision from Florida caused the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend its visa program in… Read more
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A (same sex) spouse is a spouse…regardless of where a couple marries. In a completely expected move, the DOL has amended the FMLA to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA. The Family and… Read more
By now everyone has heard of the February 4, 2015, cyber-attack on Anthem, Inc. According to Anthem, the attack exposed the personal information of approximately 80 million individuals including those presently and formerly insured by… Read more
Are your employees out singing “Do you want to build a snowman?” while you are paying them? This past Monday, like every other February 2, America briefly paid attention to a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil… Read more
2016 Submissions Due April 1, 2015 If there is one thing clear from President Obama’s executive action on immigration in November 2014, it is that nothing was done to address the demand by businesses in… Read more
In a striking departure from its prior position, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has determined that employers who allow employees access to their email systems must allow the employees to use the… Read more
Decision is victory for employers using security checks. In a unanimous opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that warehouse workers do not have to be paid for time spent going through anti-theft security screenings at… Read more
On November 19, 2013, the EPA released its 2014-2018 draft strategic plan (the “Plan”) seeking public comments until January 3, 2014. The 86 page plan lays out five strategic goals and identifies individual goals and… Read more
Recent 2014 NLRB Decisions Affecting All Employers: Several decisions this year from the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) demonstrate the Board’s aggressive enforcement actions to protect employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act… Read more
Final Regulations on the Employer “Play or Pay” Mandate As the year 2014 comes to a close, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) is just around the corner. This E-Alert details the “must know” facts rolled out… Read more