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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/
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
  • Mar 20

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?
    A few months ago a business offered an employee a severance package.  The employee was age-protected (age 40+), a release was desired by the employer as a condition of paying the severance, and the severance agreement therefore contained…
Rank this Week: 396

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/
  • Mar 28

    Stamer, Others Discuss Employer, Health Plan Implications Of Anthem Breach on 4/2

    Stamer, Others Discuss Employer, Health Plan Implications Of Anthem Breach on 4/2
    Recent data breaches by Anthem, Premera and other health plan vendors present significant legal and practical responsibilities and consequences for health plans, their employer and other sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators, service…
  • Mar 27

    Congress Passess Joint Resolution Overturning NLRB “Quickie Election Rule”

    Congress Passess Joint Resolution Overturning NLRB “Quickie Election Rule”
    The new Republican Majority in Congress is moving quickly to attack and overturn a series of pro-union rules implemented under the leadership of the Obama Administration. Today, for instance, a Joint Resolution that seeks to invalidate the…
  • Mar 27

    IRS Changes Plan Correction Procedure

    IRS Changes Plan Correction Procedure
    Revenue Procedure 2015-27 contains modifications to Revenue Procedure 2013-12, 2013-4 I.R.B. 313.  The modifications reflected in this revenue procedure include miscellaneous changes made to improve EPCRS, such as reducing VCP…
Rank this Week: 346

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3291

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Young St. Louis Girl Attacked by Dog

    Young St. Louis Girl Attacked by Dog
    Sometimes “man’s best friend” will act in an unpredictable way and injure a person without being provoked and with no warning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4.7 million people are…
  • Mar 26

    Work-Related Head Injuries and Concussion

    Work-Related Head Injuries and Concussion
    A head injury is one of the most serious types of workplace injuries. Most work-related head injuries result from slip and fall accidents, falling objects, motor vehicle accidents, and defective and dangerous equipment. A worker who has…
  • Mar 24

    The Most Common Causes of Work-Related Injurie

    The Most Common Causes of Work-Related Injurie
    Are you at risk for a work-related injury? Every employee is entitled to a safe workplace, but unfortunately, some employers fail to adhere to workplace safety norms. As a result, many workers are injured every year. Almost…
Rank this Week: 3113

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/
  • Mar 27

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule

    Employers may not like NLRB General Counsel report on handbook rule
    Thanks very much to David Phippen from our Metro D.C. Office for letting me get some depositions taken this week and allowing me to republish his analysis here. As we have previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board in…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now

    BREAKING: FMLA “spousal” rule on hold for now
    The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after…
  • Mar 25

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14

    Today’s SCOTUS pregnancy decision in 1:14
    Today’s majority opinion of the Supreme Court in the Young pregnancy accommodation case reminded me of this scene: Employers are Jennifer Anniston, and Justice Breyer is Mike Judge. I’ll be back with some real…
Rank this Week: 761

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 26

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre

    Texas Roadhouse Goes to Congre
    It all comes back to Hooters. In the 1990s, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission declared that Hooters’ policy of not hiring males to be servers constituted sex discrimination. Hooters launched a “public awareness…
  • Mar 21

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?

    Was Age Bias Behind Trader Joe’s “Reorganization”?
    A class-action lawsuit alleges that Trader Joe’s implemented a company-wide “reorganization” plan last year to drive out older workers. According to the complaint,  a company-wide reorganization by Trader…
  • Mar 18

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?

    What is a Reasonable Management Action?
    It can be a tough call in a workplace bullying case to ascertain whether an employer’s disciplinary action was reasonable or a pretext for bullying. The United States is literally in the dark ages with respect to workplace bullying…
Rank this Week: 2952

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: 2491

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4846

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

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

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse

    Lessons on Work-Related Fraud and Abuse
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners recently released its 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the “Report”), which provides interesting statistics and insights for HR professionals hoping to better…
  • Mar 24

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal

    SCC Says Suspension with Pay can Amount to Constructive Dismissal
    A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal. The case involved David Potter, an employee of the New…
  • Mar 20

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change

    BC and Ontario Employers Take Note: Upcoming Minimum Wage Change
    Ontario Last fall the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 was amended to index increases to the minimum wage to Ontario’s Consumer Price Index.  Putting that into effect, Ontario is raising the general minimum wage from $11 to…
Rank this Week: 2398

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/
  • Mar 25

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year

    Pension Risk Governance Blog Still Going Strong After Nine Year
    Nine years today marked the debut of www.pensionriskmatters.com. Since then, I am proud to say that traffic has steadily grown, with continued feedback and suggestions about all sorts of topics. I am deeply grateful to visitors to this…
  • Mar 17

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

    Not Everyone Gets a Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
    On March 17, the Irish and "Irish-at-heart" happily celebrate St. Patrick's Day, wear the green and look forward to a productive twelve months, after which the festivities can begin anew. Yet March 17 this year brought gloomy headlines for…
  • Mar 10

    Calvin Ball and ESOP Governance

    Calvin Ball and ESOP Governance
    Calvin and Hobbes has long been a favorite treat of mine. (I don't have permission to embed a likeness but you can click here for a peek.) For those who don't know, this long-running cartoon strip ceased in 1995, ten years after the creation…
Rank this Week: 4253

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
  • Mar 25

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?

    Should I get an arrest record expunged?
    In Texas you can request certain criminal records are destroyed or expunged in what is called an expunction (or sometimes misspelled as expungement). An expunction orders public agencies, such as police departments, courts and the Department…
  • Mar 25

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?

    What is an expunction / What is an expungement?
    Under the Texas code of criminal procedure, an individual who has been arrested for an alleged crime that did not result in a conviction or deferred adjudication is generally entitled to have the arrest record expunged from public records.…
  • Mar 25

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy

    Texas law on employer’s vacation policy
    Here in Texas our labor and employment laws generally cut in favor of employers over employees and Texas law surrounding an employer’s vacation policy is no exception. Employees are often surprised by employer restrictions on vacation…
Rank this Week: 1582

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document

    California Insurance Code section 10110.6 - Applies to Employer Group Plan Document
    Back in December 2013, we announced an early victory we won on behalf of a client under California Insurance Code section 10110.6. Well, we did it again! First, some background. Section 10110.6 was enacted effective January 1, 2012. Its…
  • Mar 23

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim

    Long-term Care Insurer Fined Over Failure to Pay Timely Claim
    Recently, the Commerce Department of Minnesota fined Bankers Life and Casualty Company $20,000, as a result of complaints about the long term care insurer's failure to pay timely claims and pay interest. "Consumers invest in long-term care…
  • Feb 28

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!

    Watch out for ambiguous, or even deceptive language in communications regarding employee benefits!
    A common problem we see in correspondence from insurance companies to insureds is ambiguous and misleading language. A new life insurance matter we are handling provides a perfect example: In this case, a woman who had just been diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 4473

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
  • Mar 24

    Ninth Circuit decision illustrates importance of clearly designating beneficiaries under a nonqualified plan

    Ninth Circuit decision illustrates importance of clearly designating beneficiaries under a nonqualified plan
    In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of clearly defining who is a “participant” in a nonqualified plan and who is a former participant or retiree. A more recent Ninth Circuit decision in E & J Gallo Winery…
  • Mar 19

    ERISA damages—two bites off the same apple are impermissible

    ERISA damages—two bites off the same apple are impermissible
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued an en banc decision in Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of North America on March 5, 2015 that deals with the ability of a participant in a plan covered by ERISA to recover…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court revisits Obamacare

    Supreme Court revisits Obamacare
    Veteran observers of the United States Supreme Court regularly and wisely advise not to make too much out of the questions asked by the justices during oral argument as a predictor of ultimate outcome.  Having said that, the first…
Rank this Week: 2438

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: 4879

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law

    Top Five Things Employers Should Know about the New Recreational Marijuana Law
    By Amanda Gamblin, employment attorney Oregon’s Measure 91 will go into effect July 1, 2015, allowing personal non-public use and possession of small amounts of marijuana.  What does this mean for employers?  Not much. …
  • Feb 18

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation

    Update on Public Hearing on Oregon Statewide Mandatory Sick Leave ‎Legislation
    By Leora Coleman-Fire and Nathan Sramek, Attorneys at Law On February 16, 2015, the Oregon Senate Workforce Committee and ‎the House Business and Labor Committee held a joint public hearing on ‎the proposed statewide mandated paid…
  • Feb 13

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill

    Legislature 2015: A cheat sheet on Oregon’s Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Bill
    As published, Portland Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 Statewide paid sick leave may soon be a reality in Oregon. This Monday, February 16, at 6 p.m., the legislature will hold a public hearing on the pending statewide sick leave bills (House…
Rank this Week: 3210

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/
  • Mar 19

    “CBO Says . . .”

    “CBO Says . . .”
    It’s a Capitol Hill game. Anything that has any significant budgetary consequence may be lauded or condemned based on the Congressional Budget Office forecast of that consequence. So what has the CBO said about ACA subsidy payments,…
  • Mar 13

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply

    HDHP Family Coverage Cost Sharing Limit Put Simply
    The HHS 2016 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters was the usual grab bag of regulatory minutiae, but some things were more easily grabbed than others. So, HHS has published a good, simple explanation of how the annual cost sharing limit…
  • Mar 4

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen

    King v. Burwell Oral Argument – First Read of the Omen
    Apologizing to our readers for having advertised live audio that wasn’t, you really can find the Wall Street Journal’s live blog entries here.    The Court’s official audio and…
Rank this Week: 3540

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: 2626

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/
  • Mar 13

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge

    HR Law Keynote Speaker Stephen Bienko’s Challenge
    We are looking forward to hearing from Stephen Bienko, our HR Law keynote speaker on March 24. He will be presenting “Discovering Your WHO: Unifying the Workplace Through Effective Communication and Leadership.” Stephen has quite…
  • Mar 9

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?

    HR Law & Solutions 2015: Counting Down, Questions for the C-Suite?
    We are in the final countdown to the 23rd HR Law & Solutions seminar! On March 24, over 250 HR professionals, business owners, and managers will gather to learn about new employment case law and legislation; to analyze thought provoking…
  • Feb 9

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!

    23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar: Registration is Open!
    Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law Group will present its 23rd Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. This year’s conference will provide a fun day of learning for…
Rank this Week: 4730

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/
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1881

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/
  • Mar 5

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax

    IRS Issues Notice Regarding PPACA Excise Tax
    Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) efforts to reduce healthcare costs include an excise tax on health insurers that provide benefits to employees above a threshold limit. This tax is designed to…
  • Mar 2

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”

    Update to FMLA Definition of “Spouse”
    The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated selected regulations to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The updates change the definition of spouse to mean: “husband or wife refers to the other person with…
  • Mar 2

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach

    Potential Employer Requirements Due to Anthem, Inc. Data Breach
    On February 4, 2015, Anthem Inc., one of the largest U.S. health insurers, notified the public that their data systems were breached. This breach potentially left customer names, social security numbers, and other personal information…
Rank this Week: 3516

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: 2254

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: 4147

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: 3260

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: 2998

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: 2096

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: 4849

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: 3263

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: 3232

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: 1977

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: 2448

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: 1116

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: 2184

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: 1779

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 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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