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|The FMLA Undergoes Substantial Changes|
Ana Laura Olman; Akerman Senterfitt;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 21, 2008On November 17, 2008, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division published the first revision to the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") regulations since its enactment in 1993.
|ADA Amendments Act of 2008: The Expansion of the Americans with Disabilities Act|
Amy L. Berecek, Lisa Carney Eldridge, Barry R. Elson, Jeffrey R. Gordon, Ellen P. Milcic, Kurt A. Miller, Megan L. Palumbo, Richard V. Sica, Robert H. Shoop, Dennis Buffone; Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 2008On September 25, 2008, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA or the Act), was signed into law.
|The Wait Is Over: Much Anticipated New FMLA Regulations Are Here!|
Daniel B. Gilmore, Sonya R. Madison; Miller & Martin PLLC;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 2008Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (DOL) published its long awaited Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) final rule in the Federal Register.
|The ADA's Rebirth: Complying with the ADA Amendments of 2008|
Arthur T. Carter, Matthew T. Deffebach, Felicity A. Fowler, Melissa M. Goodman, Laura E. O'Donnell, Dean J. Schaner, William C. Strock, Jonathan C. Wilson; Haynes and Boone, LLP;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 21, 2008Based on several new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the statute has been reborn - it offers vastly expanded coverage to a wide variety of employee physical and mental impairments and will require employers to focus on creating and offering reasonable accommodations to...
|U.S. Homeland Security's "No Match" Supplemental Final Rule on Undocumented Workers|
Patricia Barrett; Blank Rome LLP;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 2008The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reaffirmed regulations on October 28, 2008, which "encourage" employers to take significant steps to avoid liability for "knowingly" hiring an undocumented worker.
|Maryland Tax Court Finds Corporation's Out-of-State Subsidiaries Subject to Maryland Corporate Income Tax|
Joseph T. Gulant, Robert P. Harrill, Michael J. Semes; Blank Rome LLP;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 2008 The Maryland Tax Court put a gloss on the Maryland Supreme Court's SYL/Crown Cork decision in finding that two subsidiaries of a Maryland taxpayer were subject to Maryland Corporate Income Tax because the subsidiaries lacked economic substanceżeven though the subsidiaries conducted no business and...
|Federal Circuit Strikes down DOD Preferences for Minority Contractors as Unconstitutional; Consequences Uncertain|
John W. Chierichella, Bruce Shirk, David S. Gallacher; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
December 18, 2008, previously published on November 17, 2008On November 4, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Rothe Development Corporation v. Department of Defense, No. 2008-1017, 2008 WL 4779586, holding that:
|Avoiding the Common Pitfalls Associated with an Indian Workforce|
Nicole Gewinner, Sue Snyder; Jackson Walker L.L.P.;
December 17, 2008, previously published on November 14, 2008There are a number of legal pitfalls and unexpected sources of trouble that appear for U.S. companies employing or contracting with Indian nationals.
|Revised ACAS Code of Practice Approved|
Robin Jeffcott, Laurence Rees, Ranjit Dhindsa, Tom Ince; Reed Smith LLP;
December 17, 2008, previously published on November 2008The Secretary of State has approved the new draft ACAS Code of Practice on discipline and grievances following public consultation.
|FMLA Rules Establish Procedures for Family Military Leave|
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP;
December 17, 2008, previously published on November 21, 2008In January, President Bush signed into law the 2008 Defense Authorization Act.