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HTMLLong-Term Care Facilities: Recent Developments on Use of Arbitration Agreements
Damian J. Privitera, James A. Shannon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 28, 2016
Three cases making their way through the courts demonstrate that the question of arbitration clauses in long-term care (LTC) facility admission agreements is an active and developing area of the law.

 

HTMLUSERRA No Bar to Enforcing Employment Arbitration Agreement, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Conrad S. Kee; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 14, 2016, previously published on November 28, 2016
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) does not prohibit compelling a former employee to arbitrate his USERRA claims under an arbitration agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, has ruled. Ziober v. BLB Resources, Inc.,...

 

HTMLRecord Low Number of Mining Deaths in Fiscal Year 2016, Mine Safety Agency Reports
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 12, 2016, previously published on November 29, 2016
Fiscal year 2016 saw a record low number of mining deaths, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has reported. The agency also continues to encourage the mining community “to reach zero mining deaths.”

 

HTMLDescription and Purpose of an ESOP
Brian P. Goldstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
An employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) is an employee benefit plan qualified for tax-favored treatment under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). A plan is “qualified” if it complies with various participation, vesting, distribution, and...

 

HTMLTax Incentives for Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Brian P. Goldstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
Tax incentive enacted by Congress to promote increased use of employee stock ownership plans include advantages for the sponsoring company and the participating employees. This article reviews some key incentives.

 

HTMLEEOC FY 2016 Performance Report Shows Slight Decrease in Recoveries and Agency’s Struggles with Data
Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Fiscal Year 2016 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”) shows a slight decrease in the amount of monetary recoveries by the EEOC in litigation and other enforcement activities compared to 2015, as well as its struggles with the...

 

HTMLTop Eight Guidelines to Litigate Employment Claims under Puerto Rico’s Unique Summary Proceeding
Gabriela Dávila Micheo, Juan Felipe Santos; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 21, 2016
A litigation trap that can ensnare unwary employers who may be sued in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is a piece of employment legislation that allows expedited proceedings: Law No. 2 of October 17, 1961 (“Law No. 2”), as amended, known as the “Law for the Summary Proceeding of...

 

HTMLTexas Court Grants Nationwide Preliminary Injunction Enjoining Department of Labor from Implementing or Enforcing Regulation Raising Salary Level for White Collar Exemptions
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Paul DeCamp, Eric R. Magnus; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
When two lawsuits were filed in Texas seeking to block the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which more than doubles the required salary level to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act “white collar” exemptions, few predicted the lawsuits would be successful. But the...

 

HTMLFight for $15 Plans Protests, ‘Civil Disobedience’ on November 29
Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 22, 2016
Fight for $15, the four-year-old movement to secure a minimum wage of $15 an hour, has announced plans for demonstrations, strikes, and protests in 340 cities across the country on November 29. Tens of thousands of employees are expected to participate. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 an...

 

HTMLLabor Department’s ‘Drastic Change’ to ‘White Collar’ Overtime Exemption Rule Troubles Court
Jeffrey W. Brecher, Paul DeCamp, E. Cynthia Uduebor Washington; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2016, previously published on November 17, 2016
For more than three hours on November 16, 2016, Obama-appointed Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Sherman Division, heard oral argument on the preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the Final Rule. The court peppered both sides with...

 


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