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Congressional Committees Focus On ACA And Other Health Policy Issues
Federal health policy is an early focus for Congressional committees. In addition to several hearings held in January, Congressional hearings in February have concentrated on the ACA and primary care, including the following:
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Agencies, States And Local Governments Respond To Congressional Legalization Of Hemp (Non-Psychoactive Cannabis)
On December 11, 2018, Congress took an initial step toward legalizing cannabis and to resolve
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog: Recent Trends In Shareholder Proposals
Activist investors continue to make liberal use of the SEC's Rule 14a-8 to submit proposals for inclusion in company proxy statements.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Texas Workforce Commission Issues Proposed Rules Excluding Certain Gig Workers From The Definition Of "Employment" Under Texas Unemployment Laws
The issue of whether workers who utilize online digital platforms to obtain business and deliver services to third parties are employees or independent contractors has already been subject to much debate and litigation.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Third Circuit Rules That FAAAA Does Not Preempt New Jersey's ABC Test For Determining Independent Contractor Status
On January 29, 2019, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the FAAAA does not preempt New Jersey's ABC test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Let's Talk – PBGC Pilot Mediation Project Is Now Permanent
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the "PBGC") launched a Pilot Mediation Project in October 2017 to provide plan sponsors an opportunity to negotiate resolutions in Early Warning Program cases
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Temporary Workers—An OSHA Perspective
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has previously stated that temporary workers are at an "increased risk of work-related injury and illness."
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Separate Federal And State Background Check Disclosure Forms Are Required In California, Says 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals
Employers must provide applicants and employees with separate federal and state Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) disclosure forms, said the 9th Circuit in an important decision released last week.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustments For Welfare Benefits
The IRS has announced the 2019 cost-of-living adjustments for various welfare benefit plan dollar limits.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Indiana Supreme Court: Driver For Large Vehicle Transportation Matching Service Properly Classified As Independent Contractor
Resolving split decisions among Indiana Court of Appeals panels, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on January 23, 2019, that a transportation matching service properly classified a driver as an independent contractor. Q.D.-A, Inc. v. Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Theranos Whistleblower Claims "Fraud Is Not A Trade Secret"
Where's the line between legitimately protecting your business's trade secrets and misusing a trade secret to conceal fraudulent activity?
United States
15 Feb 2019
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District Court Clarifies That "Disability" Requiring Workplace Accommodation Does Not Entitle Plaintiff To Disability Benefits
A recent case from the Western District of North Carolina contains a helpful example of how the standards applicable to an employee's request for accommodation of a disability differ from those for determining whether the same employee is eligible for benefits under a short-term disability plan.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Another California Court Raises Doubts On Employee Non-Solicitation Provisions
Last November, we discussed the potential impact of a recent California appellate court decision, AMN Healthcare, Inc. v. Aya Healthcare Services, Inc. ...
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: A Company's Website Is Not A "Public Accommodation" Under The ADA, A California Court Finds
As we discussed in a previous post , the courts, the Congress, and the Department of Justice (the "DoJ") continue to grapple with the scope of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
United States
15 Feb 2019
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The Sixth Circuit Declares Tennessee's Punitive Damages Cap Unconstitutional
In December 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that Tennessee's cap on punitive damages was unconstitutional. This cap came into effect when Tennessee Governor Bill
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Arizona Court Of Appeals Strikes Down Law Restricting Local Governments From Requiring Private Employers To Provide Benefits That Exceed State Law Requirements
In 2006, Arizona voters approved a ballot measure which resulted in the passage of the Arizona Minimum Wage Act and established a state-wide minimum wage
United States
15 Feb 2019
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On And On We Go – Coalition Groups Sue DOL For The Rollback Rule
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just been sued for removing the requirements for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300
United States
15 Feb 2019
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The Challenges Ahead For GIG Economy Platforms In Europe Increase As The Labor Courts' Scrutiny Intensifies
Further to the reclassification of the service agreement between an independent deliveryman and Deliveroo, ordered by a Spanish lower Court, French jurisdictions recently shifted position,
United States
15 Feb 2019
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Upstate Federal Court Holds Fiscal Intermediary A Joint Employer Of Personal Assistants
If the decision's holding is adopted by other courts, FIs will face serious exposure on multiple fronts, as we explain below.
United States
15 Feb 2019
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New Jersey's Minimum Wage To Reach At Least $15 By 2024
ew Jersey has joined the ranks of California, Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia in requiring a phased increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour as a result of a bill
United States
15 Feb 2019
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