On Dec. 16, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) handed employers a pair of early holiday gifts, easing rules related to workplace investigations and use of employer email imposed by the board during the Obama administration. [...]
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) departed from precedent last week when it addressed whether an employer’s unilateral action under a collective bargaining agreement was lawful. [...]
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has once again started issuing what is often referred to as “No Match” letters to employers. The letters, which haven’t been used since 2012, are again being used to notify employers that the SSA was not able to match up with its records the names [...]
Employers subject to EEO-1 filing requirements have more work ahead of them this summer as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reinstated collection of pay data for 2017 and 2018, with a Sept. 31, 2019, deadline. [...]
Since 2012, the number of lawsuits claiming employer violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has more than tripled. Given the unique challenges the FMLA presents for employers, this rise is not surprising. [...]
On March 28, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposal that would change the federal wage and hour regulations to clarify which perks, benefits and other forms of payments to employees must be factored into their overtime compensation. [...]
A policyholder is sued by a plaintiff alleging four distinct theories. The policyholder’s liability carrier does the right thing to resolve its coverage obligations by defending its insured, intervening in the suit, moving to bifurcate proceedings and securing a declaratory ruling that its policy provides potential coverage for only one [...]
In West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Ixthus Medical Supply, Inc., the Wisconsin Supreme Court examined several “advertising injury” coverage issues as a matter of first impression. West Bend issued a Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy to Ixthus that contained standard coverage for “personal and advertising injury.” Ixthus had been [...]
On Mar. 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding changes to the “white collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). [...]
In case you missed it, on Friday, Feb. 22, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it is on schedule to post its next Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) in mid-to-late March. The list will now include not only compliance reviews but also Section 503 Focused Reviews [...]
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