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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/
  • Jan 19

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation

    5 HR Errors that Leave Companies Exposed to Litigation
    These 5 common business errors that make defending an employment lawsuit harder come from the California Employment Law Report, and they are as true on the east coast as the west. In our experience, smaller and middle sized businesses…
  • Jan 15

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?

    Important NJ Supreme Court Decision: Employee or Contractor?
    A question we often hear from business  owners involves some variation on the legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. The question involves meaningful dollars and cents differences in how business is done and…
  • Jan 5

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased

    A Reminder: NJ Minimum Wage Has Increased
    New Jersey's minimum wage increased to $8.38 per hour as of January 1, 2015.  All businesses with employees in the Garden State should review and adjust their payrolls accordingly.
Rank this Week: 461

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: 1149

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation

    ACI's 9th National Forum on ERISA Litigation
    The American Conference Institute (ACI) hosts a comprehensive ERISA litigation conference twice a year, in New York in October and in Chicago in April. Fall in Manhattan and spring in Chicago. What’s not to like? Beyond that though, the…
  • Jan 14

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?

    How Do You Win an ERISA Estoppel Claim in the First Circuit?
    I wanted to take advantage of the cold, dark, peaceful days of mid-January (do New Englanders still grow up reading Ethan Frome, with its perfect depiction of a classic, pre-global warming New England winter?) to talk briefly about an…
  • Jan 6

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?

    What Does Spano v. Boeing Foretell About the Future of Excessive Fee Litigation (and about the Future Ruling in Tibble As Well)?
    Tom Clark, who writes the excellent Fiduciary Matters Blog, gave me either a late Christmas or an early New Year's present when he forwarded me, last week, the district court's December 30th decision in Spano v. Boeing, which addressed…
Rank this Week: 812

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/
  • Jan 10

    Retirement Planning Involves Many Factor

    Retirement Planning Involves Many Factor
    Whenever I teach an investments course, I ask the students if their vision for retirement involves penny pinching or taking luxury cruises. Once the silly ideas are tossed away ("I want to be a millionaire by twenty-five but don't plan to…
  • Jan 10

    Dr. Susan Mangiero Invited to Speak About ESOP Governance

    Dr. Susan Mangiero Invited to Speak About ESOP Governance
    Dr. Susan Mangiero is delighted to announce that she has accepted an invitation from The National Center for Employee Ownership ("NCEO") to speak at its upcoming annual conference in Denver. She will be joined at the podium by employee…
  • Jan 4

    Hamsters , Cyber Security and Retirement Plan

    Hamsters , Cyber Security and Retirement Plan
    I typically mute the remote during commercials but a recent ad caught my attention. In "Who's sharing your cloud?" the Ogilvy Group adds glam (actor Dominic Cooper), cute (tiny hamster) and a morality tale (video unexpectedly goes viral) to…
Rank this Week: 995

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/
  • Jan 27

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!

    Jan. 26 at the Faruqi sex harassment trial: NSFW!
    NOTE: Thanks to an attorney reader, who suggested last week that I put my Faruqi trial updates in separate posts to make it easier for people to find them on Google and other search engines. I thought that was a good idea, so I’ll do…
  • Jan 23

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”

    Another employer pays for “Sorry, I can’t go”
    Last October, I posted about a consent decree entered into between Wal-Mart and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Wal-Mart agreed to pay $72,500 to candidate for a store job in Maryland whose offer was withdrawn because…
  • Jan 23

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong

    Two big sexual harassment cases: where the employers went wrong
    As an employer, what can you do to protect yourself when one employee claims severe sexual harassment and the other party denies it or claims it was all consensual? The Marchuk v. Faruqi & Faruqi trial (daily updates here) is far from…
Rank this Week: 1831

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 25

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination

    Obama Forgot to Fight Age Discrimination
    “Obama will fight job discrimination for aging employees by strengthening the Age Discrimination in Employment Act … .”  Source: Blueprint for Change (2008) I was surprised when I recently…
  • Jan 20

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union

    Older Americans are Invisible in Obama’s Union
    President Obama forgot something in his State of the Union address – the plight of older Americans. He talked about a young couple who suffered through the recession but emerged victorious. He talked about middle class…
  • Jan 12

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?

    Who Owns the Problem of Age Discrimination?
    Part of the problem of age discrimination in the workplace is that nobody seems to claim ownership of it. Folks who have already retired are very interested in the issue but it doesn’t affect them directly anymore, except to the…
Rank this Week: 1719

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: 1609

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1168

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: 1581

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: 1236

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: 1667

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…
Rank this Week: 1654

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own

    Dealing with Insurance Companies: Managing a Disability Claim on Your Own
    While we certainly do not recommend it, you may choose to handle your own short term disability or long term disability claim. If you decide to make a disability claim on your own, there are at least three things you should keep in mind…
  • Dec 17

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’

    Senator Patrick Kennedy and Public Respond to Anthem’s Behavior in CBS’ 60 minutes segment, ‘Denied’
    On Sunday December 14, 2014, CBS’ 60 minutes reported on the tragic and avoidable death of 15 year old Katherine West. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mental-illness-health-care-insurance-60-minutes/. Katherine suffered from a severe…
  • Dec 13

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment

    Kantor & Kantor Helps Cancer Patient Get Life Saving Treatment
    Kantor & Kantor recently helped a client who had been denied health insurance coverage for his life saving cancer treatment. Our client was a participating member of the U.S. Jesco International, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan (Plan).…
Rank this Week: 2254

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/
  • Jan 26

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?

    Full-Time Substitute Teachers?
    An enforcement agency writes a rule to solve a peculiar problem.  Applied as written to other situations, the rule makes less sense.  Will the agency restrict enforcement to those situations clearly referenced in the rule, or will…
  • Jan 20

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement

    Negotiating Employee Leasing Agreement
    Our clients include employee leasing firms and their employer customers. Sometimes, both ask us to explain their ACA exposures related to proposed lease revisions, which we cannot do. Professional ethics rules generally forbid lawyers to work…
  • Dec 30

    SBC Updates for 2015

    SBC Updates for 2015
    In the December 30, 2015 Federal Register, DOL, HHS and IRS jointly proposed revised rules regarding Summary of Benefits and Coverage forms to be provided by insurers and group health plans beginning September 1,  2015. Concurrently, the…
Rank this Week: 3029

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
  • Jan 26

    What happens when somebody evades service?

    What happens when somebody evades service?
    Under the U.S. and Texas constitutions, all people are entitled to due process. Among the rights protected under due process is the opportunity to be made aware of claims brought against you in a court of law and provide you an opportunity to…
  • Jan 21

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?

    What’s all this Texas efiling stuff about, anyway?
    My post discussing how to convert Word documents into text recognition PDFs for Texas court efilings must have touched a nerve because since the post went up I have received several emails about it. Most were kind signs of gratitude but all…
  • Jan 19

    What is a judgment nunc pro tunc?

    What is a judgment nunc pro tunc?
    The purpose of a judgment nunc pro tunc is to correct a clerical error in the judgment after the court’s plenary power has expired. A motion for judgment nunc pro tunc asks the court to make a correction in the written judgment so that…
Rank this Week: 3036

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining

    Supreme Court of Canada Explains Constitutional Right to Collective Bargaining
    In a decision released January 16, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process. In Mounted Police Association of Ontario v. Canada (Attorney…
  • Dec 18

    More news on the ORPP

    More news on the ORPP
    On December 18th, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP). What’s important to note is that the government’s “preferred approach” is to impose the…
  • Dec 9

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan

    Update on the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
    On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56: An Act to require the establishment of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan regarding the establishment of the new, mandatory Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) effective…
Rank this Week: 3638

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Chemical Exposure Injury Claim

    Chemical Exposure Injury Claim
    Many individuals suffer injuries due to exposure to hazardous chemicals at work. The legal remedies for these cases are a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. The right legal remedy for the situation is…
  • Jan 25

    What Happens When You File a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

    What Happens When You File a Worker’s Compensation Claim?
    Understand the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim to protect your legal rights. While the workers’ compensation system aims to take care of the financial and medical needs of a person injured at work, there are times…
  • Jan 23

    Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

    Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?
    The decisions you make regarding your workers’ compensation case can have a lifelong effect on you. The workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system; an injured worker may receive benefits irrespective of the cause…
Rank this Week: 2420

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
Rank this Week: 3969

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/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection

    Nebraska Department of Revenue Issues Guidance on Market-Based Sourcing Method for Sales Tax Collection
    The Nebraska Department of Revenue issued guidance on the market-based sourcing method for sales tax collection. For the year-end 2014 and subsequent years, the market-based sourcing method replaces the previously used costs of performance…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
  • Dec 23

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014

    IRA Charitable Rollover Remains an Option for 2014
    By Mary E. Vandenack. The tax law provision allowing a taxpayer age 70.5 or older to direct up to $100,000 of the taxpayer’s minimum required distribution to charity has been extended. Thus, taxpayers can choose to accomplish such a…
Rank this Week: 3024

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
Rank this Week: 2318

Employee Benefits Counsel

Employee Benefits Counsel

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

http://www.littler.com/blog/employment-benefits-counsel
  • Jan 12

    House Approves New ACA Amendment

    House Approves New ACA Amendment
    Continuing its efforts to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, the House of Representatives on Monday voted 401-0 to exempt emergency service volunteers from the 50-employee threshold triggering the healthcare law's pay-or-play mandate. Last…
  • Jan 9

    Extension to the Prepayment Window Period in Puerto Rico Finally Approved

    Extension to the Prepayment Window Period in Puerto Rico Finally Approved
    As previously reported, Act 77 of July 1, 2014 (“Act 77”) provided a period during which participants in retirement plans could prepay, at a reduced tax rate, the amounts accumulated under such plans.  The original…
  • Jan 8

    House Passes 40-Hour Workweek Bill, but Enactment Far From Certain

    House Passes 40-Hour Workweek Bill, but Enactment Far From Certain
    On Thursday, the House of Representatives readily approved by a vote of 252-172 the Save American Workers Act of 2015 (H.R. 30), a bill that would increase from 30 to 40 the number of hours an employee must work per week to be considered…
Rank this Week: 4064

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/
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
  • Dec 19

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician

    Long Term Disability Insurer Agrees to pay Partial Disability Benefits to Physician
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer, Lincoln Financial Group, to reverse its decision to deny Disability Benefit payments to a Physician. Our client had developed a degenerative orthopedic condition that resulted in…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4431

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: 4060

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: 3201

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: 3366

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: 4699

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: 2478

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: 3225

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: 2570

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: 2574

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: 2559

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: 3016

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: 5003

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: 3222

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

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

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  • 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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