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|Election Day Is Almost Here - Employers May Want to Review Their Obligations Regarding Employee Leave Rights|
Duane Morris LLP;
December 9, 2016, previously published on November 2, 2016With the U.S. election season upon us, employers should be aware of state laws governing whether or not they are obligated to allow employees time off from work, paid or unpaid, in order to vote in the upcoming election. Voting leave time varies by employee classification and state law.
|Federal Court of Appeals Signals an End to Project Labor Agreement Requirements Linked to Development Tax Credits|
Gregory R. Begg, Aaron C. Schlesinger; Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation;
November 17, 2016, previously published on October 2016On July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13673. As subsequently amended, the Executive Order purports to “increase efficiency and cost savings in the work performed by parties who contract with the Federal Government by ensuring that they understand and comply with...
|Whistleblower Case Against British Medical Device Company BTG Results in $36 Million Civil and Criminal Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice|
Waters Kraus LLP;
November 16, 2016, previously published on November 11, 2016False Claims Act lawsuit revealed BTG subsidiary, Biocompatibles, marketed its LC Bead device exclusively for uses that had been denied approval by the FDA.
|Election Time and the Minnesota Voter Leave Law|
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 25, 2016, previously published on October 17, 2016Minnesota is one of several states that require all employers, both public sector and private sector, to grant time off with pay to employees to vote in the upcoming general election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
|DOL Issues Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (i.e. "Blacklisting") Final Rule Applicable to Government Contractors|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
September 16, 2016, previously published on August 31, 2016The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council and the Department of Labor have issued the Final Rule and Guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” aka the “Blacklisting” Rule.
|Federal Budget 2016 — Impacts on Corporation and Partnership Tax Planning Structures|
Alex Klyguine, Natasha Miklaucic; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016On March 22, 2016 the federal government's 2016 federal budget was released. The budget introduced new measures designed to eliminate certain tax planning structures.
|When Does Off-Duty Use of Smartphones Result in Compensable Overtime?|
Michael R. Blum; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 26, 2016As you may already know, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) salary requirements for the white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standard Act (“FLSA”) will be revised in 2016, making millions of additional employees eligible for overtime protection. However,...
|California Enhances Lobbying Disclosure Requirements for Lobbyist Employers and "$5,000 Filers"|
Rachel E. Goldstein, Bryson B. Morgan, Trevor Potter, Matthew T. Sanderson; Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered;
February 2, 2016, previously published on January 25, 2016The California Fair Political Practices Commission ("FPPC") by unanimous vote on January 21, 2016 revised its regulation governing the disclosure of lobbying expenditures by lobbyist employers and so-called "$5,000 filers." These more comprehensive disclosures will be required...
|Don't Violate Louisiana's Governmental Ethics Laws This Holiday Gift-Giving Season When It Comes to Public Employees|
Richard G. Passler; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
December 21, 2015, previously published on December 7, 2015It is that time of the year again - governmental ethics violations when gift giving to public employees. Louisiana’s governmental ethics laws significantly restrict - in fact, virtually eliminate - the giving of gifts to public employees from businesses in the private sector that do business...
|The Tenth Circuit Interprets Scope of Government Employee Speech Under First Amendment|
Gillian Dale, Thomas J. Lyons; Hall & Evans, LLC;
December 2, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2015On September 24, 2015, the Tenth Circuit issued a published opinion interpreting the scope of employee speech under the Garcetti/Pickering analysis following the Supreme Court's decision in Lane v. Franks. The plaintiff in Holub was an internal auditor for a school district and raised concerns that...