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ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Aug 18

    Before you fire that political extremist . . .

    Before you fire that political extremist . . .
    If you’re a private sector employer, you can generally fire an at-will employee for his or her political beliefs or expression. The First Amendment, as we discussed last week, does not limit you. Depending on where you are, there may be…
  • Aug 18

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    The state of Oregon is the first in the Union to have a statewide “scheduling law.” The new law will take effect (for the most part) on July 1, 2018, and will apply to retail, hospitality, and food services employers…
  • Aug 16

    NC “employee classification” law warrants caution but doesn’t change substantive law

    NC “employee classification” law warrants caution but doesn’t change substantive law
    On August 11, Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act. The portion of the legislation that deals with worker classifications will take effect December 31. The legislation does not change…
Rank this Week: 589

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/
Rank this Week: 803

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Aug 17

    Unemployed Workers: Check Out These Job Stats in Minnesota

    Unemployed Workers: Check Out These Job Stats in Minnesota
    The post Unemployed Workers: Check Out These Job Stats in Minnesota appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Job stats are important for unemployed workers in Minnesota. Here is one external web link, I believe helps people determine which job…
  • Aug 14

    Unemployment Tip #006 – Evidence for an Unemployment Appeal

    Unemployment Tip #006 – Evidence for an Unemployment Appeal
    The post Unemployment Tip #006 – Evidence for an Unemployment Appeal appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. When it comes to an appeal, evidence can make or break a winning case.   Unemployment Tip # 006 –  An Applicant’s…
  • Aug 7

    Unemployment Tip # 005 – Discharge or Quit

    Unemployment Tip # 005 – Discharge or Quit
    The post Unemployment Tip # 005 – Discharge or Quit appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Sometimes, workers and employees are confused whether they quit their job or were fired. From an unemployment perspective, the answer given in an…
Rank this Week: 714

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right

    Why Appeal A Health Claims Denial… and How to Do It Right
    Why should I appeal? By appealing a claims denial, you are challenging the insurance company’s decision to deny benefits. Even if you think your appeal will not be approved, you should still appeal: To get treatment records considered.…
  • Aug 14

    Chronic Pain is disabling

    Chronic Pain is disabling
    Many of our clients suffer from chronic pain. For some, chronic pain is a symptom of an underlying condition, and for others it is the main condition.  In in either case, chronic pain can be and often is disabling. Because so many…
  • Jul 15

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?

    Whose “Clinical Judgment” Applies to Insurance Denials?
    The classic “he said, she said” scenario shouldn’t apply to healthcare claims. A denial based on medical necessity arises when there are two opposing opinions: (1) the treating physician who recommends that a patient receive…
Rank this Week: 792

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814

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
  • Apr 14

    :: Fifth Circuit Holds That ERISA Preempts Provider’s Promissory Estoppel Claim

    :: Fifth Circuit Holds That ERISA Preempts Provider’s Promissory Estoppel Claim
    To the extent that a health-care provider’s promissory-estoppel claim depends on and derives from the rights of the plan participants and beneficiaries to recover benefits under an ERISA plan’s terms, the claim is preempted. . . .…
  • Jan 23

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach
    So the Plaintiffs here do not allege a mere technical or procedural violation of FCRA.  They allege instead the unauthorized dissemination of their own private information – the very injury that FCRA is intended to prevent.  …
  • Jan 20

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court
    Defendant further asserts that removal is appropriate because defendants have asserted counterclaims under ERISA § 502(a); defendants have expressly asserted ERISA preemption under § 514 as an affirmative defense in their answer to…
Rank this Week: 716

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
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 504

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Aug 17

    The EEOC’s Analytical Framework Has a Hole

    The EEOC’s Analytical Framework Has a Hole
    The EEOC has articulated an “analytical framework” for proving cases of intentional discrimination (also known as  disparate treatment discrimination). Unfortunately, the framework has a crater-sized hole – the Judge.…
  • Aug 10

    The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Worker

    The Sleeping Bear Awakens: The AARP Questions Legal Inequality of Older Worker
    Something has poked the sleeping bear. An attorney for the AARP was quoted in The New York Times recently as stating that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 “may not be up to the task.” This represents a profound…
  • Aug 7

    Sen. Blumenthal v. Pres. Trump: Is Trump a Bully?

    Sen. Blumenthal v. Pres. Trump: Is Trump a Bully?
    A sad series of tweets and counter-tweets this week have led to cries of bullying in our nation’s capitol. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-CT, was quoted on television as calling for a law to prevent President Donald Trump from firing…
Rank this Week: 2658

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/
  • Aug 16

    “Hello? Chicken Little here. Sky’s falling.”

    “Hello? Chicken Little here. Sky’s falling.”
    We don’t blame you for hearing that whenever someone warns of employer mandate taxes coming your way.  Nevertheless, we’re donning the chicken suit once again to keep you aware.  This time, we’ll keep it short and…
  • Jul 28

    When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part II)

    When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part II)
    As you have read here, the Senate’s finest hours were not those spent in July 26, 2017 health care policy debate, which resumed July 27 at 10:00 am EDT.  The bipartisan demagoguery did not diminish, but some Senators on each side…
  • Jul 27

    When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part I)

    When (and How) the Roll Is Called Up Yonder (Part I)
    Senate floor activity has made this the ACA’s biggest news week not involving Justice Roberts, but whatever news you have read, rest assured that it wasn’t really that simple.  Let us preach on it. Shortly after noon EDT on…
Rank this Week: 2256

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 14

    The Hazards of Working in Confined Spaces – St. Louis Workplace Injury

    The Hazards of Working in Confined Spaces – St. Louis Workplace Injury
    OSHA has determined that working in permit-required confined spaces involves significant risks for employees. When a person works in a confined space, the risk of accident doubles. It is important to be aware of the extra hazards posed by…
  • Aug 11

    Food Industry Workers at Risk of Hepatitis A – St. Louis Work Comp

    Food Industry Workers at Risk of Hepatitis A – St. Louis Work Comp
    Contracting a virus, such as Hepatitis A, is a risk for those that work in the food industry. Work related injuries are an unfortunate reality that workers face each day. Workers in almost all industries are at risk of some kind of injury,…
  • Aug 10

    An Employer’s Responsibilities According to Workers’ Compensation Law

    An Employer’s Responsibilities According to Workers’ Compensation Law
    What are your employer’s responsibilities according to Missouri workers’ compensation laws? In the state of Missouri, employers are required to carry something called workers’ compensation insurance. It is insurance that is…
Rank this Week: 2494

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: 2908

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/
Rank this Week: 2963

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: 3731

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 3462

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All

    Equal Pay And Equal Rights For All
    An equal right for all is always a hot button topic and Rizo v. Yovino is a very hot button case. Many small and large businesses have paid particular attention to this case as it directly relates to how they … Continue reading…
  • Jul 23

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy

    Protecting College Savings in Bankruptcy
    College tuition is on the rise in almost every campus across the United States, which makes saving for college an essential part of rising kids today.  When exploring bankruptcy you may be wondering what will happen to your child’s…
  • Jun 17

    The Tipping Game in California

    The Tipping Game in California
    Minimum wage is fairly standard and the laws surrounding it are generally laid out and easy to follow.  It’s a whole new ballgame for employers when they have tipped workers to consider.  If you employ servers, bartenders,…
Rank this Week: 1659

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/
  • Jul 28

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Prohibits Certain Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) released a final rule that prohibits certain financial service companies from blocking class action lawsuits with pre-dispute arbitration clauses and class action waiver clauses in…
  • Jul 15

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule

    Department of Labor Clarifies Stance on Still-Pending Overtime Rule
    By James Pieper In 2016, a dramatic overhaul of the rules for eligibility and payment of overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was on the verge of taking effect before being halted by an injunction issued by a federal judge. With…
  • Jul 14

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit

    IRS Adopts Simplified Form for Small Nonprofit
    By James Pieper The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adopted a new, shorter online form for small charitable organizations seeking nonprofit status. The Form 1023-EZ reduces the existing 26-page form to three pages for qualifying…
Rank this Week: 2138

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/
  • Jul 28

    AFL Player’s Workers’ Compensation Claim is Sacked by 1st DCA

    AFL Player’s Workers’ Compensation Claim is Sacked by 1st DCA
    Guest post by Summer Associate Kristen Schalter Football players took another hit in Tallahassee (pun intended) – this time in the workers’ compensation arena in the recent decision in Arena Football League v. Bishop, 2017 WL…
  • May 10

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!

    HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Here’s to 25 Years!
    Can you believe it’s been two months since we hosted the 25th Anniversary HR Law & Solutions seminar? Where does the time go?! Thank you so much to the nearly 400 people who attended – it was a record-breaking day! As usual,…
  • Apr 18

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Update on Attorney’s Fees in Workers’ Compensation Case
    Guest post by Michael McCabe, Esquire It has now been almost one year since the Florida Supreme Court, in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., held that statutory fee limitations on what an injured worker’s attorney could be paid were…
Rank this Week: 2965

The Case Law Firm Blog

The Case Law Firm Blog

An employment law blog for employees.

http://www.thecaselawfirm.com/blog
  • Jul 27

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee
    Despite President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to protect LGBTQ employees he is doing the exact opposite.   I’ve tried to keep on open mind about this presidency.  I really have.  When President Trump promised…
  • Jul 27

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee

    President Trump Takes Aim at LGBTQ Employee
    Despite President Trump’s repeated campaign promises to protect LGBTQ employees he is doing the exact opposite.   I’ve tried to keep on open mind about this presidency.  I really have.  When President Trump promised…
  • Jul 24

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?

    Off Duty Privacy: Do Employees Have Any Rights?
    An incident regarding Ivy League students behaving poorly on social media serves as a cautionary tale for employees about the limits of off duty privacy. Last month, multiple news outlets reported that Harvard revoked the acceptances of…
Rank this Week: 2114

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/
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 4097

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Federal Contractors: Are You Complying With New Paid Sick Leave Requirements?

    Federal Contractors: Are You Complying With New Paid Sick Leave Requirements?
    Executive Order 13706 established paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors and went into effect on January 1, 2017. Non-complying contractors are subject to monetary damages, attorneys’ fees, equitable…
  • Apr 18

    It’s Unanimou

    It’s Unanimou
    The SCOTUS handed down a definitive 9-0 decision on a case centered on issues surrounding appellate courts, district courts and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission subpoena requests. How will the decision impact employers?
  • Apr 6

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination Now Recognized Under Title VII

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination Now Recognized Under Title VII
    On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for the first time recognized that sexual orientation discrimination is covered under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The case is Hively v. Ivy Tech…
Rank this Week: 1680

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/
  • May 15

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund
  • Apr 25

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust
    This article entitled “Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust” by Dr. Susan Mangiero was originally published on April 19, 2017 in The Fraud Examiner, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that is…
  • Apr 9

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching
    I had a chance to watch My Cousin Vinny on television the other night and was reminded how humor is such a powerful storytelling tool. How many times do we remember important concepts because the speaker or writer makes us laugh? Tickling our…
Rank this Week: 3222

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 2292

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
  • Feb 16

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue

    Eleventh Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Accommodation Issue
    Consider the following scenario: Because of a disability an employee is unable to perform an essential function of his or her current position and there is no reasonable accommodation that will enable the employee to remain in that position.…
  • Feb 15

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim

    The Third Circuit Goes Its Own Way on ADEA Disparate Impact Claim
    The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects from discrimination of employees who are at least 40 years of age. Recently, in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit departed…
  • Feb 6

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance

    Philadelphia Adopts Wage Equity Ordinance
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Wage Equity Bill into law. The new law, influenced by the Massachusetts pay equity law, makes it unlawful for Philadelphia employers and employment agencies to ask about an…
Rank this Week: 3322

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/
  • Feb 3

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer
    Lessons for Employers The U.S. State Department has about 70,000 employees. Rex Tillerson was confirmed as President Trump's pick for Secretary of State, and yesterday was his first day on the job.So Tillerson spoke yesterday to hundreds…
  • Feb 2

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar
    On March 29, 2017, I will be speaking and presenting an article on “The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and ADA,” at a seminar hosted by Sterling Education Services. The Seminar, “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and…
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
Rank this Week: 2915

The Problem is ERISA

The Problem is ERISA

ERISA is the federal law governing employee benefits, like your health insurance. If you get your insurance through your employment, and if you think "insurance" is an enforceable contract that the insurer will cover what it says it will, then you don't have insurance at all -- you only think you do.

http://problemiserisa.blogspot.com
  • Dec 31

    A whole year's worth in one post

    A whole year's worth in one post
    So the break from blogging has extended far longer than originally planned. Lest an entire calendar year pass without a post, let me lust say on New Year's Eve that ERISA remains a problem for those who have insurance and pension claims…
  • Jan 12

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court
    Not much time to day, and I'll follow up on this later on, but this is a potentially big deal (indeed it will be a very big deal if it catches on).Back in 2011 the Supreme Court opened the door to the possibility of aggrieved ERISA claimants…
  • Aug 29

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction
    I used to tell clients that, if their case is subject to ERISA’s absurd abuse-of-discretion, insurer-can’t-lose burden of proof (I refuse to call it “standard of review” as many do, ‘cause that’s bogus …
Rank this Week: 1707

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 1556

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/
Rank this Week: 2172

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

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

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 3164

Employee Benefits Counsel

Employee Benefits Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/employment-benefits-counsel
  • Apr 29

    Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plan

    Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plan
    An important provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a new target for repeal. On April 28, 2015, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 2050) to eliminate the 40% excise tax on high-premium "Cadillac" health insurance…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.read more
  • Apr 8

    EBSA to Conduct Fiduciary Seminar

    EBSA to Conduct Fiduciary Seminar
    The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has announced it will conduct a series of seminars entitled: "Getting It Right - Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities" at the following dates and locations: read more
Rank this Week: 3714

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/
  • Feb 18

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer
    The maxim that the IRS waits until after noon ET to release guidance worth reading was re-enforced today when the IRS released Notice 2015-17 this afternoon. In Notice 2015-17, the IRS provides transition relief from Code section 4980D excise…
  • 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 →
Rank this Week: 3129

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…
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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/
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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/
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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…
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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
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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 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…
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