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What Constitutes Gross Misconduct When it Comes to COBRA?

by Nancy Owen, PHR First, let’s first look at what COBRA is and which employers must provide it. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, also known as COBRA is a law that was passed in 1985 by the United States … Continue reading

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FMLA: What to Know BEFORE it Happens

by Nancy Owen, PHR The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides eligible employees of covered employers with unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. Eligible employees may take up to 12 or 26 … Continue reading

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A Quick Update on the DOL’s Overtime Rule

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Last week, I blogged about what to expect as a result of the nationwide preliminary injunction issued by a federal Texas Judge that blocked the Department of Labor’s overtime rule from going into effect on December … Continue reading

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So the New DOL Rule was Blocked . . . What Next?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Hopefully, the shock of the Texas Court’s ruling on November 22nd that blocked the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule from becoming effective December 1st has now worn off a bit. As a professional that … Continue reading

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BIG NEWS: Federal Judge BLOCKS the DOL’s New Overtime Rules

by Laura Pokrzywa Just when you thought nothing could be more unexpected than the Chicago Cub’s winning the World Series, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant entered a preliminary injunction to block the Department of Labor from implementing the new minimum … Continue reading

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21 States (among others) File Suit against DOL for New Overtime Rules

by Laura Pokrzywa You may have heard that last week almost half of the states joined ranks to file a complaint against the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding the new overtime rules scheduled to take effect December 1st this year. … Continue reading

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Overtime Changes will Impact Non-Profits and Public Employers, too.

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire If you are a regular follower of our blog, you may have already read our previous articles about the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule: The New Requirements for Overtime Exemptions are Out and How Employers … Continue reading

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How Employers Should Prepare for the New Overtime Rules

by Laura Pokrzywa As we detailed in last week’s post, the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules have been announced and go into effect on December 1, 2016. Now that we all know what to expect, the time has come … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Presses: FMLA Guide for Employers!

by Laura Pokrzywa The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was drafted with the best of intentions: to help workers balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of their families and their own health. However, like so many … Continue reading

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HUT, HUT . . . TAKE A HIKE!

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq.    Even though I’m really not a football fan, I sure enjoy the employment law lessons that the sport continues to teach us. In October of 2015, the University of Southern California (USC) fired Steve Sarkisian, its … Continue reading

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