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|IRS Changes Special Tax Notice Requirements for Retirement Plan Distributions|
Carl J. Grassi, Amelia Larsen, Antoinette M. Pilzner, Dale R. Vlasek, John M. Wirtshafter; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 4, 2014Retirement plan administrators for qualified retirement plans are required to provide participants with a special tax notice when the participants receive distributions from the plan which are eligible to be rolled over into another qualified retirement vehicle. On November 24, 2014, the IRS...
|Meeting the Proof Requirements Under the Anti-Fraud Provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act...An Uphill Battle or Climbing Mt. Everest?|
Jammie N. Jackson; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014The New Jersey Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor launched a new public awareness campaign featuring radio, cable, transit and internet ads declaring “Insurance Fraud=Prison.” Yet, fraud remains a part of every insurance line, including the workers’ compensation system....
|I Quit! And I Want Comp!|
J. Jeffrey Watson; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 1, 2014Generally speaking, the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not provide benefits for injured workers who are outside of the course and scope of employment at the time of injury. Considering this general principle, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently decided that an injured...
|Supreme Court Upholds Finding of MMI Despite Approval of Treatment Plan|
Andrew R. Thaler; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015More often than not, an employer’s attempt to terminate temporary total disability benefits is met with a request for treatment in an effort to thwart the termination of compensation. Consider this: your employee has been receiving temporary total disability for what seems like ages....
|"Tipped Minimum Wage" Nonsense Continues|
Fisher Phillips LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015 A recent post appearing on U.S. Labor Department's blog begins, "The federal tipped minimum wage has been $2.13/hour since 1991. That's right - it's been the same for nearly a quarter century."
|Court of Appeal Endorses ‘Compensation’ Claims Flowing From Divorce in H v H|
Michael Gouriet; Withers Bergman LLP;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014On 3 December 2014 the English Court of Appeal handed down a judgment on a variation of maintenance case where the wife was challenging an Order which capitalised her spousal maintenance claims and applied a clean break between the parties on her former husband’s imminent retirement. The...
|Minimum Wage Hikes Hit 21 States|
Michelle R. Maslowski; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014Raising the minimum wage was certainly a hot topic in 2014 (even more so than in 2013). The issue sparked employees in several industries across the country to organize high-profile protests, asserting that minimum wages are not sufficient and a raise in the wage floor is due. President Obama...
|Missouri Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2015|
James M. Paul; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced an increase to Missouri’s minimum wage, effective January 1, 2015. Missouri’s minimum wage has now increased to $7.65 per hour. This 15-cent increase over the 2014 minimum wage of $7.50 per hour is based on an increase...
|Court Vacates DOL’s Regulations Mandating Minimum Wage and Overtime Payments to Home Health Care Employees|
Robert R. Roginson, Carolyn E. Sieve; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 31, 2014Just as many home health care agencies were gearing up for a major change to their businesses, a federal judge in Washington D.C. struck down the new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation extending the federal overtime and minimum wage requirements to home care workers employed by third-party...
|What is an Average Weekly Wage and How Does It Affect My Case?|
John Connell; Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine P.C.;
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015Your average weekly wage is calculated as 2/3 of your “weekly gross pay” on an average work week. It seems like a very simple formula, but it can be complicated if you are a teacher, truck driver, field worker, or many other jobs with irregular pay. If you work a lot of overtime,...