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|Long Term Work Permits Subject to Processing Delays|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015Foreign nationals applying for long term work permits at the Department of Immigration Services (DIS) in Kenya during the last month are likely to be experiencing delays. Most delays are at the file-opening stages for new and renewal applications and during the issuance process after government...
|No New FLSA Overtime Exemption Rules Yet - Employers Should Use the Time to Prepare for the Inevitable|
McMahon Berger A Professional Corporation;
May 28, 2015, previously published on March 19, 2015In his January 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama described what he referred to as “wage stagnation” and told Congress that, if they did not act, he would take executive action designed to address the problem. Last March, President Obama directed the United States...
|Proposed Bill would Require Employers to Provide “Domestic Violence Leave”|
McMahon Berger A Professional Corporation;
May 28, 2015, previously published on April 1, 2015The Missouri Senate has before it proposed legislation, Senate Bill 130, which would provide limited unpaid leave to those who have been affected by domestic violence. If the legislation passes into law, Missouri would join a growing number of states and municipalities that require private...
|New York City Employers Prohibited from Using Credit History in Employment Decisions|
James L. Ansorge, Jonathan L. Bing, Jake Herring; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 19, 2015On April 16, 2015, the New York City Council passed legislation (Int. No. 261-A) prohibiting employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their credit histories. The bill was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio on May 7, 2015, and now includes applicants and...
|Pennsylvania High Court Considers Scope Of Employer's Liability Exclusion In Umbrella Commercial Liability Policy|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015Following a workplace injury, a worker brought suit against the owner of the premises who leased the property to the worker’s employer. The employer maintained an umbrella commercial liability insurance policy containing an employer’s liability exclusion. The policy did not cover...
|Do You Have Due Diligence and Can You Prove It?|
Cynthia R. C. Sefton; Aird & Berlis LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 2015The proof of due diligence by a defendant, on a balance of probabilities, is fact dependent. A recent Ontario trial decision provides a useful overview of the framework for a finding that due diligence has been proven.
|The Trouble with Certificates|
Douglas M. Palais; Vandeventer Black LLP;
May 28, 2015, previously published on March 2015Even though issuing certificates is an important part of the service that you provide to your customers, from an E & O standpoint, they must be handled with extreme care. The following points are not comprehensive, but demonstrate a few of the specific risks and offer some tips to avoid these...
|The Return of the Unpaid Labor Force: A Refresher on Unpaid Summer Interns|
Carrie M. Harris; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015This time every year, employers across the country welcome student interns into their workforce in droves. Internships are mutually beneficial relationships: the intern receives real-world, practical experience and the employer receives free labor and an extra set of hands.
|EEOC Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Interplay Between ADA and Employee Wellness Programs|
Erin Jones Adams, Anna L. Sweigart; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015Despite existing guidance available to employers under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), employers have long faced uncertainty about the legality of their wellness programs under the Americans with...
|$15 Per Hour Minimum Wage? Los Angeles and Emeryville Give Seattle a Run for the Money|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
May 27, 2015, previously published on May 22, 2015On May 19, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted, 14-to-1, to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour in increments over the next five years. As a result, the city council will draft a proposal to raise the wage rate from $9.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour by 2020. For businesses with 25 or...