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HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Nov 20

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!

    Private Exchanges: Employer Health Program Panacea or Problem? Consider Carefully!
    Employers trying to continue offering affordable health and welfare benefits amid the expanding costs and regulations enacted under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) often are encouraged by some consultants and brokers to…
  • Nov 17

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition

    Tell Senate To Pass Fix To ACA’s Full-Time Employee Definition
    Employers and others concerned about the financial, reporting and other burdens of complying with the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA) “pay-or-play” employer shared responsibility rules imposed under Internal…
  • Nov 17

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5

    HHS Delays Deadline To Submit ACA Reinsurance Program Enrollment Counts To 12/5
    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has yielded to requests for an extension of the deadline for contributing entities to submit their 2014 enrollment counts for transitional reinsurance program contributions under 45 CFR…
Rank this Week: 805

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 835

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Nov 21

    “Weakest link” is no way to run your workplace

    “Weakest link” is no way to run your workplace
    If news reports are true (and perhaps they are not), then the ex-General Manager of NBC’s Today show provides a good example of how not to treat employees. Jamie Horowitz was hired away from ESPN to save the Today show, which has fallen…
  • Nov 17

    Happy Turkey Day from the OFCCP! (not)

    Happy Turkey Day from the OFCCP! (not)
    This post is by Cara Crotty, co-chair of Constangy’s Strategic Affirmative Action Practice Group.   Once again, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will ruin the holidays for thousands of federal contractors. The…
  • Nov 14

    Planning your workplace holiday party? Read this first!

    Planning your workplace holiday party? Read this first!
    Yeah, yeah – I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, but you are planning your holiday party now, and you want answers to your burning questions while you still have time to do something about it. And, as luck would have it, I…
Rank this Week: 1055

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • Nov 18

    ERISA Whistle Blower

    ERISA Whistle Blower
    In the aftermath of the November 17, 2014 Strafford CLE webinar entitled ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance, I asked several attorneys for their thoughts about whistle blower protection. Attorney Stephen…
  • Nov 17

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance

    ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance
    In case you missed "ERISA Plan Investment Committee Governance: Avoiding Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims" with Dr. Susan Mangiero (Fiduciary Leadership, LLC), Ms. Rhonda Prussack (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance) and Attorney…
  • Nov 5

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential

    Susan Mangiero of Fiduciary Leadership, LLC Earns the "Professional Plan Consultant" (PPC) Credential
    Trumbull, CT (November 6, 2014) – Dr. Susan Mangiero is pleased to announce her designation by Financial Service Standards, a division of fi360, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) in the area of retirement plan consulting.  She is the…
Rank this Week: 1067

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1270

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Nov 12

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability

    Traveler Alert About Hotel WiFi Vulnerability
    Although not an employment law matter as such, this post from the Franchise Law Update is of immediate concern to business travelers. It deals with "an internet espionage campaign nicknamed 'Darkhotel' targeting top US and Asian executives…
  • Nov 6

    Back Up and Runnning

    Back Up and Runnning
    Steinberg Law's power is back.  Thanks for your understanding.
  • Nov 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6

    Steinberg Law Has No Power - November 6
    Steinberg Law, LLC has been affected by a very small power outage in downtown Somerville.  We are among the 72 lucky customers without power this morning.  We are hoping to have power back around mid-day, but in the meantime our…
Rank this Week: 1101

Benefits Law Update

Benefits Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. By Verrill Dana, LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitsupdate.com/
  • Aug 7

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update
    Employer group health plans and other covered entities that have not already amended business associate agreements (BAAs) to incorporate changes required by the Final Omnibus Rule must do so by September 22, 2014.  (You can read our…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review
    The 2013-2014 term of the Supreme Court of the United States produced opinions that will have substantial effects on the design and administration of most employee benefits plans. This summary highlights three key decisions, one…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update
    While 2014 has been a relatively quiet year in terms of new rules affecting retirement plans, the January 1, 2015 effective date for the Affordable Care Act employer shared responsibility mandate is now in sight. This summary discusses a few…
Rank this Week: 1379

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Wall Street Journal on Increased Oversight of ESOP Transaction

    The Wall Street Journal on Increased Oversight of ESOP Transaction
    The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting, if superficial, story on tougher scrutiny of ESOP transactions and how that is impacting smaller companies with ESOP programs. As the article pointed out, ESOPs in that context are very much a tool…
  • Nov 20

    Three for Thursday

    Three for Thursday
    Well, some of you may recall that when I joined Twitter, I originally did it so that I would have an additional outlet to point out and comment on the various interesting articles and commentaries that cross my desk.  Twitter, though,…
  • Nov 18

    Tetreault, Gabriel, and the First Circuit's Reluctance to Recognize Equitable Estoppel in ERISA Case

    Tetreault, Gabriel, and the First Circuit's Reluctance to Recognize Equitable Estoppel in ERISA Case
    The First Circuit issued an interesting ruling early last month that touched on a number of issues, but one that jumped out at me was its approach to the question of equitable estoppel claims under ERISA. In Tetreault v. Reliance Standard,…
Rank this Week: 1876

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Nov 19

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO

    Shared Interest vs. Separate Interest in a Texas QDRO
    One issue in dividing retirement accounts in a Texas divorce is determining whether the division should be based on a shared interest or a separate interest. This issue is technical and can be a confusing aspect of dividing retirement plans…
  • Nov 17

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck

    Texas comparative responsibility and car wreck
    The Dallas Cowboys are having a pretty good season so far. I was at the Saints game where the Dallas Cowboys returned to the Saints the same beat down the Saints treated the Cowboys to last year. Unfortunately, I’m a Jets fan and we are…
  • Nov 11

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa

    The Kielich Law Firm Podcast Episode #2: Uncontested Divorce in Texa
    So this is episode two of my podcast. I didn’t realize until after I had posted episode #1 that there is some bizarre audio effects going on in that episode that makes it sound strange and robotic. (I left the warp function active in…
Rank this Week: 1503

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
Rank this Week: 2266

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise

    Employee Retaliation Claims Continue to Rise
    Thanks to Richard Cohen and his Employment Discrimination Report blog and the Washington Post for focusing attention on the recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) about the rapid increase in retaliation…
  • Oct 7

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?
    If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before Dec 31, 2014. In order to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s retention and disposal schedule, United States Citizenship and…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right
    Twenty-three states now permit medical or recreational marijuana use, yet the overwhelming number of public and private employers continues to prohibit employees from using the drug. As the number of states allowing private marijuana use…
Rank this Week: 2261

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 2251

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Nov 21

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”

    Law Doesn’t Protect Workers from ‘Unfair Employers”
    As the holiday season approaches, the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago has released a decision that harkens back to the working conditions of Victorian England which inspired Charles Dickens.…
  • Nov 21

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again

    EEOC Snubs Age Discrimination – Again
    Yet again, the EEOC in 2014 devoted a disproportionately small percentage of its resources toward litigating age discrimination complaints. The EEOC filed 133 merits lawsuits during FY 2014, compared to 131 in 2013 and 378 a decade ago.…
  • Nov 20

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?

    EEOC Discrimination Complaints Down But Why?
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission logged approximately five percent fewer discrimination complaints in Fiscal Year 2014 than the year earlier. The EEOC received 88,778 private sector charges in FY 2014, compared to 93,727 in…
Rank this Week: 2632

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Nov 21

    House Sues President Over ACA Administration

    House Sues President Over ACA Administration
    The U.S. House of Representatives filed its threatened lawsuit on Friday, November 21, in the D.C. federal district court.  Defendants are the HHS Secretary, HHS, the Treasury Secretary and the Treasury Department.  The House…
  • Nov 17

    ACA Employer Compliance Post-Subsidy

    ACA Employer Compliance Post-Subsidy
    Granting a petition to review the availability of subsidies for insurance purchased through www.healthcare.gov, the Supreme Court on November 7, 2014 put the question this way: Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which was enacted as…
  • Nov 7

    Supreme Court to Hear Case ACA Subsidie

    Supreme Court to Hear Case ACA Subsidie
    As a follow up to our Blog dated 10/21/14 (blog), earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider a challenge to the premium tax credits (subsidies) that are a key component of the ACA.  King v. Burwell challenges whether the…
Rank this Week: 3026

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?

    Why Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Directly?
    From the very beginning it is the worker versus a billion dollar insurance company, the insurance company lawyer, the employer, and the insurance company doctors. If you are injured while at work, why is it so important that you speak to a…
  • Nov 19

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed

    How Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Processed
    Each workers’ compensation case is unique; however, there are rules and deadlines that apply to all cases. While workers’ compensation cases normally do not require a full-blown trial, employees and their lawyers should…
  • Nov 19

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death

    Industries with Highest Incidence of Illnesses, Injuries, and Death
    Each day, 150 workers lose their lives as a result of a work-related injury or illness. Many work-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths are reported in the United States each year. In fact, work-related injuries and…
Rank this Week: 2446

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 2379

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
  • Nov 20

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey

    Paid Sick Leave is Gaining Momentum in New Jersey
    Trenton and Montclair became the latest New Jersey municipalities to approve paid sick leave laws in 2014. The issue was put before voters on Election Day and was approved by a comfortable margin in both cities. The Trenton and Montclair…
  • Nov 3

    New Jersey Appellate Division Decision Stresses Importance of Meaningful Anti-Harassment Policy and Training

    New Jersey Appellate Division Decision Stresses Importance of Meaningful Anti-Harassment Policy and Training
    An effective anti-harassment policy has long been recognized as a key component to an employer’s avoidance of liability for allegations of sexual, racial, or other harassment under New Jersey law. The New Jersey Appellate Division in…
  • Sep 23

    Federal Court of Appeals Addresses Testing Employees for Lawful Prescription Drug Use

    Federal Court of Appeals Addresses Testing Employees for Lawful Prescription Drug Use
    The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) makes it unlawful for an employer to either require its employees to undergo medical examinations or make disability-related inquiries that cannot be justified as “job related and…
Rank this Week: 2611

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 20

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee

    Unbundling Fiduciary Fee
    Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final guidance on Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 67 as it pertains to a 2 percent floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. This is important to fiduciaries of non-grantor trusts and…
  • Nov 11

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC

    Corporate Wellness Programs Receive Scrutiny From the EEOC
    The United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a petition, their third in three months, regarding a corporate wellness program. The latest petition alleges that Honeywell International, Inc. violated the Americans with…
  • Nov 6

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase

    Nebraska Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase
    By Eric W. Tiritilli. The 2014 midterm elections saw a number of significant races and ballot measures across the country.  One of particular importance to Nebraska employers is Initiative Measure 425 which sought to raise the minimum…
Rank this Week: 3084

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4861

Employee Benefits Counsel

Employee Benefits Counsel

Covers employee benefits litigation and counseling. By Littler Mendelson PC.

http://www.littler.com/blog/employment-benefits-counsel
Rank this Week: 2369

The Pension Protection Act Blog

The Pension Protection Act Blog

Covers retirement plans, defined benefit plans, ERISA, and ESOPs. By Suzanne L. Wynn.

http://erisafile.com/blog/
  • Nov 1

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP
    That hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, released another ERISA opinion on Oct. 23, 2014, which brings to mind that line by the Eagles: “You can check-out any time you like, But you ……
  • Oct 18

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014
    In a few weeks, on Nov. 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. The case is out of that hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading →
  • Apr 15

    A Little Tax Day Humor

    A Little Tax Day Humor
    Found this gem in the 2013 Form 1040 Instructions for Line 6c – Dependents: “A qualifying child is a child who is…under age 19 at the end of 2013 and younger than you“ - page 17 of 207 Even though … Continue…
Rank this Week: 4661

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Oct 31

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company

    The Dangers of Unpaid Employment in a Start-Up Company
    Unpaid internships were discussed in an April 8th posting in this blog and it is clear that most Ontario interns have to be paid.  But what about employees in start-up companies?  Can employers provide them with stock…
  • Oct 6

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay

    School Board Taught a Costly Lesson: Court Upholds Reinstatement with 10 Years of Back Pay
    Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the “Board”) from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated.  During her employment, Ms. Fair had developed a psychiatric disorder, namely,…
  • Oct 6

    Unpaid Internships Receive Poor Report Card from Ontario Ministry of Labour

    Unpaid Internships Receive Poor Report Card from Ontario Ministry of Labour
    Recently, the Ontario Ministry of Labour released the results of its recent internship inspection blitz, revealing that many internship programs violated the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”).  In this blitz, the…
Rank this Week: 3354

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 4169

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Oct 14

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to overturn claims denial decision
    SMDA recently convinced an LTD insurer to overturn its claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal on behalf of our client. SMDA's client had filed a claim for disability benefits as a result of serious depression…
  • Sep 23

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer

    State Farm Leads in number of complaints for all Michigan No-Fault Insurer
    The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services released its list of complaint ratios for 2013 recently. Leading the pack by a wide margin, with 101 complaints, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company had more than twice the…
  • Jun 5

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision

    SMDA convinces Lincoln National Life to overturn claims denial Decision
    Lincoln National Life recently overturned its decision to deny an SMDA client's claim after we filed an administrative appeal of Lincoln's claim's denial decision. Our client had worked for FoMoCo for more than a decade when the facility…
Rank this Week: 4928

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Job Titles Like "Manager," "Supervisor," or "Boss" Do Not Mean Automatic Exemption From Overtime

    Job Titles Like "Manager," "Supervisor," or "Boss" Do Not Mean Automatic Exemption From Overtime
    Many times companies automatically classify its "managers," "supervisors," or "bosses" as exempt from overtime under the Executive Exemption when in reality the employees are actually entitled to overtime. In order to determine whether an…
  • Sep 15

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million

    NFL Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders Settle Wage Claim Lawsuit For $1.25 Million
    On September 4, 2014, the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders ("Raiderettes") settled their wage lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for $1.25 Million in back wages. The lawsuit was filed by two of their cheerleaders in January asserting that the…
  • Sep 13

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee

    Court of Appeals Affirms $5M Verdict Against Tyson Food Employee
    A federal court of appeals court affirmed a jury verdict for employees of Tyson Food meat-processing plant workers for failing to pay the employees for pre- and post-production line activities under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). A…
Rank this Week: 3500

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie

    Subcontracting Work Out to Third Parties Could Still Lead to Joint Employer Liability for Companie
    By Stephanie P. Berntsen, Attorney On August 7, 2014, the Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted the “economic reality” test to determine whether a joint employment relationship exists under Washington’s minimum wage…
  • May 28

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.

    Doing Business in Eugene? Mandatory Sick Leave May Soon Be a Reality.
    Less than a few months after Portland’s Sick Leave Ordinance was enacted to cover the broader City of Portland area, the City of Eugene appears to be gearing up to follow in Portland’s footsteps with its own mandatory sick time…
  • Apr 4

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year

    Your Summary Plan Description Must be Updated Every Five Year
    By Wally Miller, Attorney From an employee’s point of view, the most important document relating to an employee benefit plan (and in many cases, the only plan document of which the employee is aware) is the Summary Plan Description…
Rank this Week: 3586

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart L.L.P.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Citizens (who like cereal) United

    Citizens (who like cereal) United
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. The people have spoken and while they like Cheerios, they do not like mandatory arbitration. General Mills tried to impose mandatory arbitration on anyone who "liked" it on social media or downloaded a coupon for one of…
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac
    By Catherine Anderson, Esq. On June 28, 2013, Courthouse News Service reported on our class action which had been filed against OneWest Bank, IndyMac, Financial Freedom Senior Funding and other defendants concerning the force placement of…
  • Mar 1

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 3535

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 3503

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

Comments on Bay Area employment law. By The Mazzola Law Office P.C.

http://www.sfbayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3529

Florida ERISA Blog

Florida ERISA Blog

Covers recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida. By Marcus Castillo.

http://floridaerisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Lessons From The Howard Case

    Lessons From The Howard Case
    Last year I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of many of the ERISA litigators in Florida, both plaintiff and defense. One of the hot topics at that conference was a case known as Howard v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.…
  • May 21

    A Great Resource Book

    A Great Resource Book
    I recently had the opportunity to review PLI's ERISA Litigation Answer Book 2013.If you're new to ERISA litigation and need a quick overview of the landscape or need a handy desk reference this is a great resource. The Q and A format combined…
  • May 6

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever
    In my last blog post I overviewed the opposing arguments heard by the Supreme Court in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen. On April 16, 2013 the court handed down its decision: one clearly favorable to health insurance carriers seeking reimbursement…
Rank this Week: 2820

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 4030

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
Rank this Week: 4703

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
  • Apr 6

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
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Pensions & Benefits Weblog

Pensions & Benefits Weblog

Covers accounting, cash balance plans, IRS 409A, PPA and more.

http://fuguerre.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie
    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has codified it policy guidance on premium penalty waivers as an appendix to its premium payment regulation, effective for PBGC actions taken on or after December 18, 2006. [FR E6-19436] The PBGC…
  • Nov 1

    By Any Other Name

    By Any Other Name
    This is not the first time I’ve amended the title of my pensions and benefits weblogging. Except whereas my previous change came on the heels of discovering a non-EB blog that had already been using the name I’d originally given this…
  • Oct 31

    Key ADEA Ruling from Divided En Banc 6th

    Key ADEA Ruling from Divided En Banc 6th
    By demonstrating that a retirement plan’s disability benefits provision facially discriminates on the basis of age, the EEOC has established a prima facie case of age discrimination, according to a divided en banc 6th Circuit ruling…
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