Small Sources of Air Emissions, Even if Temporary, Must Now Keep Records to Verify Exemption from Air Permitting Requirements

By | Louisiana Law Blog | March 30, 2017
louisiana By Tokesha Collins-Wright and Maureen N. Harbourt The general rule under Louisiana law has long been that any activity that results in emissions of air pollutants must obtain an air permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) unless a specific exemption applies. View Full Post
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California Proposed Immigration Bill Imposes Steep Fines for Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Requests

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill – AB 450 – that would put employers between the federal government and the state of California in the immigration debate.  Basically, the bill imposes penalties on employers who cooperate or do not notify the state of federal immigration actions taking place at their locations.  View Full Post
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#Justiceforbradswife: Responding to Viral Social Media

By | Employer Law Report | March 30, 2017
By Adam Bennett bradswifeThough you may find it hard to believe, there are some things that southern comfort food and a glass of sweet tea just can’t smooth over. Restaurant chain, Cracker Barrel, is finding this out the hard way this week as it draws the ire of the public after Bradley Reid Byrd, the husband of a former Cracker Barrel employee posted one simple question on Cracker Barrel’s Facebook page on Feb. View Full Post
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Federal Court in Illinois Rules Online Retailer of Event Tickets Qualifies As “Retail Establishment” Under Section 207(i) of the FLSA, Refusing to Defer to DOL Regulations

An online ticket broker that sells tickets to concerts, sporting events, and the theater qualifies as a “retail or service establishment” under Section 207(i) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Judge John Lee of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held. View Full Post
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10 Strategies for Limiting FMLA/CFRA Abuse

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides for overlapping, as well as separate leaves of absences. The administration of these leaves can be confusing and time-consuming.  Employees are becoming more sophisticated in abusing the system and many companies feel it is a problem they are helpless to stop. View Full Post
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IRS Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy in Line with DOL FAB 2017-01

On the heels of the Department of Labor’s temporary enforcement policy concerning the DOL conflict of interest rule and related exemptions (see our blog post here), the IRS announced that it is providing relief from excise taxes under Code § 4975 that conforms to the DOL’s temporary enforcement policy described in FAB 2017-01.  View Full Post
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Private Equity Compliance with ERISA: Navigating Manager Fiduciary Duties for Funds Holding ERISA Plan Assets

By | Employee Benefits Blog | March 30, 2017
On February 28, Todd Solomon and Maureen O’Brien presented a Strafford live webinar, “Private Equity Compliance With ERISA: Navigating Manager Fiduciary Duties for Funds Holding ERISA Plan Assets”. ERISA imposes fiduciary obligations on funds that hold employee benefit plan assets, including private equity managers responsible for investing fund assets. View Full Post
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