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October 9, 2013 – 993 views
Legal Compliance Resource
Jacob J. Lew, Treasury Secretary of the country, is already warning Congress of an impending danger. Lew said that Congress does not have any more time to wait for passing the debt-ceiling increase. He said that it needs to be passed by October 17, 2013. In case this does not happen, the U.S will stand at the risk of getting dangerously low on cash. Not just that, it will also risk... Full Story 
October 8, 2013 – 1,095 views
Samantha Esmond - SmithAmundsen LLC
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard that the federal government has shut down all non-essential services for the first time in seventeen (17) years. As the shutdown is in its second week, the length of the shutdown is still highly unpredictable. Given the fact that the key players in Washington are still... Full Story 
October 7, 2013 – 1,171 views
Kelly Scott - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
Using the risk factors outlined in our September Employment Law Reporter; and with consideration to the various types of possible workplace violence and the nature of the employer's business, employers should establish various workplace security measures as part of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program ("IIPP"). This issue will discuss some of those security measures... Full Story 
October 4, 2013 – 1,232 views
Karuna Brunk - SmithAmundsen LLC
On September 24, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to extend California’s Paid Family Leave program to relatives beyond parents, spouses, children, registered domestic partners, and same-sex... Full Story 
October 3, 2013 – 1,087 views
Legal Compliance Resource
The recent news about the government of the United States opting for a shutdown has hit the news all over the world. Many people around the world, as well as US citizens who have read the news, are still unclear as to what a government shutdown actually means. A government shutdown is a rare situation in U.S. politics wherein... Full Story 
October 3, 2013 – 1,199 views
Legal Compliance Resource
The United States Department of Justice has filed a suit against North Carolina's Voter ID Law which violates the Voting Rights Act. The new law requires the voter to show a photo identification during the polls by discriminating against African-Americans. The US Attorney General said that allowing the limits on the voting rights which disproportionately excludes minority voters is against the ideals and culture of the country as a whole. This new law will... Full Story 
September 30, 2013 – 1,166 views
Rebecca Dobbs Bush - SmithAmundsen LLC
On September 11, 2013, the DOL published FAQ’s confirming that there is no penalty tied to the Marketplace Notice requirement. As this particular notice requirement was done as an amendment to the FLSA (instead of as an amendment to HIPAA or ERISA), the FAQ’s should not have been a surprise or considered as a drastic change in position by the department... Full Story 
September 26, 2013 – 1,043 views
Kelly Scott Esq. - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
What can employers do to prevent workplace violence? Before implementing preventative measures, employers must first understand the types of violence and risk factors associated with them, which this article and the article in the subsequent issue will explore... Full Story