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
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The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires that employer-provided health plans, which are covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), must provide certain types of preventative care at no cost to the participant. As… Read more
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) is publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to revise the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) in light of the United States Supreme Court’s… Read more
In 2012, the EEOC issued new guidance on the use of criminal background checks when hiring employees. This guidance highlighted the EEOC’s focus on the use of both criminal background checks and credit checks in… Read more
Spring is in the air! Sunshine and warm weather tempt us to start those DIY projects, long overdue. Are you a Do It Yourself person or do you call a professional? If you call a professional… Read more
The EEOC recently published its charge statistics for 2013 on the heels of an updated enforcement plan released at the end of last year. The statistics reveal a number of important lessons for employers in… Read more
The H-1B visa is designed to allow foreign nationals to temporarily work in the United States in a position that utilizes “specialized knowledge” which the foreign national possesses. April 1, 2014 was the first day… Read more
On March 25, 2014, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by expanding its… Read more
On March 13, 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to narrow the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions, which could result in overtime being paid to “millions” of workers… Read more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), which approves generic top level domains, is currently considering whether to allow the domain name “.sucks” to be registered. ICANN is currently rolling out hundreds of… Read more