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A new study from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) assesses how legislative proposals and regulatory actions could impact the future of the employment-based health benefits system.
By Rick Warren, Patrick Ryan, and Destiny Washington, FordHarrison, LLP
Restaurant industry employers have seen a spike in litigation over reimbursement policies for delivery drivers. Employers that rely on delivery drivers should be paying close attention.
By Jamie LaPlante
A case out of Montgomery County, Ohio, highlights the importance of drafting employment agreements with clarity and avoiding ambiguity. A terminated employee prevailed on his breach of contract and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing claims after he was terminated for "willful misconduct" following a verbal and (minor) physical altercation with a subordinate employee.
By Michael K. Mahoney and Walter B. Parker, Contributors
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) generally eliminated employer deductions for expenses incurred to provide employee parking benefits, but left intact deductions for expenses associated with parking provided for customers and the general public.
By Paul J. Sweeney, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
The New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) prohibits employers with four or more employees from engaging in unlawful discrimination, including discrimination based on race and ethnicity.
By Lisa Berg, Stearns Weaver Miller, P.A.
According to the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, an employer can be held liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for discrimination "because of sex" when it subjects a female employee to false rumors her promotion was a result of sleeping with the boss.
By Mark M. Schorr
The Nebraska Legislature convened for its biennial 90-day "long session." Although this current legislative session will likely focus on many things, there are also a number of employment-related bills that could have a very significant effect on Nebraska employers and the overall employer-employee relationship.
By A. Paul Protos
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a study recommending three ways the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could clarify the handling of transfers of millions of dollars in unclaimed savings from employer retirement plans to states. While the study and recommendations had a narrow focus, they build on an emerging consensus among states and regulators about how to manage the retirement benefits of lost participants.
b>By Paul Saito
With the 2019 Hawaii legislative session fully underway, a number of employment-related bills are already on the table. Let's take a look at the legislation being considered.
By Rebecca Seguin-Skrabucha
The Michigan Court of Appeals recently heard a claim by an employee who was terminated for refusing to return from medical leave, even though she underwent an independent medical exam (IME) and was declared capable of returning to work.