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HTMLA Mixed Bag of Guidance: The IRS Issues Final Regulations on the Employer Pay-or-Play Mandate Under ACA
James R. Napoli; Constangy Brooks Smith LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 19, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
The IRS released the long awaited final regulations to the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") (aka the "pay-or-play mandate") along with a set of FAQs on the pay-or-play mandate. On a first read of the 227 pages of guidance, the...

 

HTMLMandatory Sick Leave Imminent for New York City Employers
Phillip J. Lipari; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 17, 2014
New York City employers beware: the City's new Earned Sick Time Acttakes effect on April 1, 2014. The ESTA, which was enacted in mid-2013 over the veto of then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is now only about a month away from governing New York City employers. By that time, the ESTA will almost...

 

HTMLThe NLRB's New, Improved "Quickie Elections" Rule: What Employers Can Expect
David P. Phippen; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
On Tuesday, February 4, the National Labor Relations Board announced proposed rulemaking on Board elections, a second attempt at the so-called "quickie elections" rule. The proposed regulations, if they become effective, will have a substantial effect on the election process. Most...

 

HTMLElectronic Signatures: What Every Employer Needs to Know
Susan Bassford Wilson; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
You have a simple idea. You want all your employees to sign the company's arbitration agreement electronically. You think it will be faster and more cost effective because you can simply email them the agreement, and track and save it all electronically. So, you send them a copy of the agreement as...

 

HTMLCan Your Employment Policies Survive the NLRB?
David P. Phippen; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 14, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014
Recent statements to the legal industry press by Mark Gaston Pearce, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, and NLRB General Counsel Robert Griffin should put all private sector employers on notice that the Board, when given the opportunity to investigate any unfair labor practice charge,...

 

HTMLOFCCP Sued by Manufacturers Association
Cara Yates Crotty; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014
The National Association of Manufacturers and one of its affiliates has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Deparment of Labor and the OFCCP, challenging the requirement that federal contractors post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The plaintiffs...

 

HTMLOFCCP Releases Mandatory Self-ID Form
Cara Yates Crotty; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 24, 2014
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued the form that contractors must use to solicit self-identification of disability information from applicants and employees. The revised regulations require that contractors solicit this information from (1) applicants; (2) individuals who...

 

Adobe PDFDOL Issues Additional Clarifications to Affordable Care Act and Mental Health Parity Implementation
James Napoli; Constangy Brooks Smith LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
On January 9, the U.S. Department of Labor, jointly with the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury, issued additional clarifications regarding the implementation of the market reform provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as well as the Mental Health...

 

HTMLMARCH MADNESS: Get Those H-1B Petitions Ready to Beat the April 1 Filing Season!
Willard Krasnow; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 10, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014
With college football season just ended, it may seem premature to be talking about "March Madness," but it isn't - at least, not if you have H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015. Starting April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service will begin accepting H-1B petition filings...

 

HTMLEmployer's Payment of Salaries to Union Reps on Union Business is Illegal, Seventh Circuit Panel Says
David P. Phippen; Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 30, 2013, previously published on December 2013
In a very significant case addressing interpretation of Section 302 of the Labor-Management Relations Act, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that employer payments of salary to union officials who spent nearly all of their time on union representational...

 


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