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Show Me The Money: EEOC Requires Pay Data By September 30
As we alerted you in April, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) extended the deadline for its new pay data reporting requirement from May 31, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave—Three-Month Delay Is Made Official
In our most recent alert regarding the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act (PFML), we noted the possibility that the start of employer and employee contributions could be delayed.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Don't "Leave" It To The Last Minute—Deadlines For Massachusetts Employers Near
On May 24, 2019, the new Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (the department) held a hearing on the proposed regulations implementing its namesake law.
United States
10 Jun 2019
The Section 4960 Excise Tax: Application To Tax-Exempt And Affiliated Taxable Entities
Federal tax law changes enacted with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 may require tax-exempt organizations to reevaluate their compensation practices, particularly with respect to employee severance.
United States
6 Jun 2019
Paying It Forward: EEOC Extends Pay Data Reporting Deadline To September 30, 2019
As we alerted you last month, a federal judge reinstated the EEO-1 pay data reporting requirement that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had previously announced in September 2016.
United States
8 Apr 2019
"Pay" Attention: Tracking Two New Federal Wage Requirements
An eventful first week of March saw newsworthy announcements related to the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) overtime rule and the EEO-1 pay data reporting requirement.
United States
19 Mar 2019
CFTC Announces Whistleblower Award Totaling More Than $2 Million To Company Outsider
On March 4, 2019, the CFTC announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 million to a company outsider who contributed information through independent analysis that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action ...
United States
11 Mar 2019
False Claims Act: 2018 Year-In-Review
Federal False Claims Act recoveries in fiscal year 2018 amounted to $2.88 billion, down by roughly $600 million from the prior year and dropping below $3 billion for the first time in eight years.
United States
9 Jan 2019
U.S., Mexico, Canada Agree To Update NAFTA
After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement late Sunday night to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
New Massachusetts Non-Compete Law Requires Employers To Make Immediate Changes To Their Non-Competition Agreements
The agreement must expressly state that the employee has the right to consult with counsel prior to signing.
United States
10 Sep 2018
Family (Leave) Planning: Essentials On The Recently Passed Massachusetts Paid Family Leave Law
On June 28, 2018, Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Relative to Minimum Wage, Paid Family Medical Leave and the Sales Tax Holiday (the "Act").
United States
2 Aug 2018
SEC Proposes Amendments to the Whistleblower Program
In 2011, pursuant to authority granted under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) adopted rules implementing the whistleblower provisions of Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Whistleblower Program).
United States
16 Jul 2018
Key Takeaways From WilmerHale's Academic Year-End Review: Current Issues In Higher Education Conference
WilmerHale recently held its inaugural Academic Year-End Review: Current Issues in Higher Education conference in Washington DC.
United States
5 Jul 2018
Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Amendment – Effective Date Nears
Nearly two years ago, Governor Baker signed a bill amending the Commonwealth's Equal Pay Act (MEPA).
United States
4 Jul 2018
Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Due Date Nears
As the April 1, 2018 effective date nears, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind Massachusetts employers of their obligations under the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the PWFA) ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
The #MeToo Movement: The Critical Role Of The Board In Preparing For, Responding To And Avoiding Sexual Misconduct Allegations
As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, companies in nearly every major industry are dealing with allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment or even sexual assault ...
United States
12 Mar 2018
When Are Union Dues A Form Of Speech?
The argument was unusually intense, yet also unusually revealing about the choice posed for the Court.
United States
12 Mar 2018
Department Of Justice Launches New Initiative To Combat Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
On February 28, 2018, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division announced a new Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Initiative (SHWI) ...
United States
7 Mar 2018
UK House Of Lords Rejects Public Beneficial Ownership Registers For British Overseas Territories
On 17 January 2018, the House of Lords voted against an amendment to the proposed Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that sought to create a publicly accessible register of the beneficial ownership...
5 Feb 2018
Should Startups Extend The Window To Exercise Options?
David Gammell, in this article published by Xconomy, discusses key factors for founders to consider when making decisions regarding how and when to grant stock options to employees.
United States
31 Jan 2018
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