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By Kaitlin C. Dewberry
In recent years, employers have increasingly been subject to class and collective actions lawsuits by employees alleging various employment law violations, including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
By Kelsey Mayo
The end of the year is rapidly approaching! To avoid costly penalties that can arise from inadvertent errors in the year-end rush, plan sponsors should begin talking with their service providers now about what must be done by year-end.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
The breach was reportedly detected on July 29th, though it was made public on September 7 after the underlying issue was remedies. Breaches are not uncommon – rival Experian suffered a much smaller one last year – but the magnitude of this one, combined with the loss of Social Security numbers sets the it apart.
By Saad Gul
The European Union's General Data Protection (GDPR) is now 9 months away.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
Violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) generally involve computer breaches or procedural snafus. But a recent incident involving a mailing by insurer Aetna illustrates that HIPAA obligations are equally applicable to paper communication.
By Robert Meyer
On August 8, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that its lawsuit against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), alleging disability discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has been settled for $2 million dollars.
By Jennifer Parser
Checking those Form I-9s (I-9s)! It is a good time to conduct an internal audit of I-9s because inspections and fines have not gone away and a new I-9 edition was published recently.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
When the USS John S. McCain collided with the tanker Alnic MC near Singapore, it was the third such collision this summer.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
In Packingham v. North Carolina, 137 S. Ct. 1730, 1735 (U.S. 2017) the Supreme Court of the United States held that N.C.G.S. § 14-202.5, a North Carolina statute that barred registered sex offenders from websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn was unconstitutional.
By Iain Stauffer
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued notification letters to hospice providers that are not in compliance with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements.
By Thomas Davis
Many employers utilize incentive programs to reward employees for compliance with company safety policies.
By Thomas Davis
At the end of last year, OSHA began enforcing new regulatory rules expanding the requirements for employers' reporting and submitting workplace injury and illness records.
By Saad Gul, Michael Slipsky
Apparently prompted by the recent high-profile wave of ransomware attacks, the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights has reminded hospitals, healthcare systems...
By Susanna Knutson Gibbons
Employers across the country received some good news last week when the DOL filed its Reply Brief in the Texas lawsuit that halted implementation of the $913 per week salary requirement...
By Brenna A. Davenport
With the rise in health insurance costs and changing work demographics, employers nationwide are considering innovative benefit designs that are intended to not only contain costs but also provide...
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