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By John B. Stanis
Rejecting a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and nearly fifty years of prior court decisions, on April 2, 2018 the United States Supreme Court ...
By Mary Shellenberg
In November 2017, the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans (the "Council") issued a report to the Department of Labor (the "DOL") ...
By Asa Markel
The California Supreme Court's recent ruling in Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California (March 5, 2018) clarifies the rules ...
By Lisa A. Dreishmire
Recently, a former employer sought injunctive relief against a former executive whom it claimed had violated his Employee Confidentiality/Non-Compete Agreement ...
By Fazila Vaid
On April 11, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had completed its fiscal year 2019 computer-generated random selection process ...
By Steven L. Katz
On April 3, 2018, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that it filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against, and simultaneously settled with ...
By Stephen M. Proctor
After a January 2018 decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, trademark licensees are faced with uncertainty again.
By Frank J. Del Barto
Although part-time employees are not likely eligible for a company's group health plan because they work fewer than the 25 or 30 hours per week ...
By Asa Markel
The California Court of Appeal's decision in Shine v. Williams-Sonoma reiterates that all claims relating to payments to employees ...
By Asa Markel
Most businesses should be aware by now that the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this week in the territory of the European Union, and extends its effect to certain overseas businesses.
By Asa Markel
California's newly added Labor Code section 432.3, which became effective as of January 1, 2018, prohibits employers from inquiring about an employment applicant's salary ...
By Frank J. Del Barto
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA") requires that most employee benefit plans automatically furnish participants ...
By Frank J. Del Barto, Alan Kaplan, Nancy Sasamoto
While reviewing and electing your group medical and dental plan options for next year, please be sure to review and update (if needed) your group life insurance and 401(k) plan beneficiary designations.
By Stephen M. Proctor
In several previous Risk Management Updates, we have reported on losing parties' challenges to an arbitration award.
By Mary Shellenberg
If your company receives an assessment letter, it will need to respond to the IRS in a relatively short period of time.