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|Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 4 of 11 - Chris Pratt and Unexpected Surprises in Hollywood and the World of California Employment Law|
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014This summer, those (31?) of us who watched Chris Pratt steal scene after scene in Parks & Recreation saw him ripen into the star we always hoped he’d become. First he charmed audiences as the voice of Emmett in the Lego Movie (you know, the one that easily broke the record for most...
|California Employers May Get Ill Over California’s New Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law|
Brandon T. Willenberg; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014The collective sobbing you may have recently heard from the west coast of the United States was that of California employers in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s September 10, 2014 signing of AB 1522 - California’s new paid sick leave law called the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families...
|Daddy Dearest?: Some Considerations Concerning Paid Parental Leave for Fathers in the United States|
Robert Sheridan; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014Recently I had a conversation with my father about his options for parental leave when I was born (1979). As a new father myself, I was curious what leave options were open to baby-boomer Dads. My father told me that it was fairly standard to take a day or two off after the birth of a child and to...
|Sign o’ the Times - When Paternity Leave Gets Politicised|
Duncan A. W. Abate, Anita W. C. Lam, Hong Tran; Mayer Brown JSM;
September 19, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014Our update “A Spotlight on Fathers - the Arrival of Paternity Leave” in March 2014 referred to the imminent arrival of legislation to introduce three days’ paternity leave in Hong Kong. This proposal was greeted with unanimous acclaim and was considered to be a balanced, and...
|Group Personal Pensions - Consultation on Independent Governance Committees (IGCs)|
Elmer Doonan, Jay Doraisamy, Alan Jarvis, Andrew Patten; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014An employer will set up a WPP with a Provider. The employer will agree basic requirements with the Provider, which usually include the investment funds that the Provider will make available to members, maximum scheme charges and administration services. The employer will then offer the WPP to its...
|The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 16: So What, Exactly, is an “Offer of Coverage”?|
Alden J. Bianchi, Edward A. Lenz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014Whether an employer makes the requisite offer of group health plan coverage is critical to the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules as reflected in final implementing regulations issued earlier this year (and see here for a useful IRS summary of those...
|How to Review a SIPP|
Lorraine Allard; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 4, 2014A Statement of Investment Policies and Procedures (SIPP) is a legal document that is required by law to be developed and adopted for each registered pension plan. This is so regardless of the nature and degree of complexity of the plan. The SIPP must contain the prescribed information, must be...
|IRS Releases Draft Instructions for Reporting Health Coverage Information|
Joanne C. Youn; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 12, 2014At the end of August 2014, the IRS issued draft instructions and sets of frequently asked questions for completing the forms associated with two information reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended (“PPACA”). The first requirement...
|It’s Time to Review Benefit Denial Letters|
Brenna M. Clark, Adam B. Cohen, Andrea M. Gehman, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On August 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided in Moyer that the contractual time limits governing the period during which a participant must initiate judicial review of a benefits denial must be included in the denial letter issued by the plan administrator in order to comply...
|The Impact that Pa. Federal District Court's Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Will Have On Private Employers and Businesses|
Patrick Sorek; Burns White LLC;
September 9, 2014, previously published by Burns White Employment Law BlotterOn May 21, 2014, the federal district court in Harrisburg decided Whitewood v. Wolf. The District Court held that it was unconstitutional for Pennsylvania to either prohibit same-sex couples from becoming married or to void same-sex marriages that were legally entered into in other jurisdictions. ...