Changes in South Dakota Workers’ Compensation Law Effective July 1, 2017

Beginning July 1, 2017, there will be a new statutory maximum and minimum workers’ compensation rate along with other rate and reimbursement changes. If you want to receive our Rate Sheets and Summary of Workers’ Compensation Law in SD, please contact Cheri Fodness at cafodness@boycelaw.com. View Full Post
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Better Care Reconciliation Act – Key Takeaways for Employers and Plan Sponsors

On June 22, 2017, the Senate released its much anticipated health care reform legislation – the Better Care Reconciliation Act (“BCRA”) (linked to amended version released June 26, 2017). In many respects the BCRA is similar to the House of Representatives’ American Health Care Act (which was described in our March 9, 2017 and May 4, 2017 blog entries). View Full Post
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Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Human Resource Executive, Lawdragon As ‘Most Powerful’ Employment Attorneys

By | GT L&E Blog | June 28, 2017
Greenberg Traurig’s Peter Zinober, Laura Foote Reiff, Charles S. Birenbaum, James N. Boudreau, David Long-Daniels, Jonathan L. Sulds, Terence P. McCourt, Todd D. Wozniak, and Kate Kalmykov were recently recognized by Human Resource Executive, in a report researched by the Lawdragon organization for their work in employment and traditional labor law. View Full Post
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Afghanistan-Based Contractors See FLSA Collective Action Dismissed On Jurisdictional Grounds

I blogged about this off-the-beaten-path case a short time ago. Wow, whoever thought the courts would work this fast? A federal judge dismissed a proposed FLSA collective action against Fluor Corp. filed by contractors who alleged that the Company did not pay them overtime based upon a contract performed in Afghanistan. View Full Post
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July 1st Minimum Wage Increase Cheat Sheet

With the minimum wage increasing in cities across the state, I have been getting numerous calls and e-mails about those increases.  I blogged about the announcement of the LA Hotel Ordinance increase already, but there’s more. In an effort to get everything in one place, I’ve compiled links to all the new minimum wage increases that take effect July 1, 2017. View Full Post
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Fourth Circuit Holds Complaining Employee is Not Protected from Termination if the Employer Terminates Her Because It Believed Her Complaint Was Fabricated

A recent Fourth Circuit ruling in a case handled by Mintz Levin provides some comfort to employers concerned about terminating an employee who they believe has made a false complaint of discrimination. In Villa v. CaveMezze Grill, the Court ruled that an employer who fires an employee based on a good faith belief she engaged in misconduct is not liable for retaliation even if it later turns out that she had not, in fact, engaged in the misconduct. View Full Post
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French Employment Law Reforms Awaited Under Macron’s Presidency

Seyfarth Synopsis: French Employers should brace themselves for changes in the employment and labour law arena. However at this stage nothing is set in stone, and any reforms may be slow in coming.  As France does not have the equivalent of a US “Presidential Decree,” Macron’s government will need to get the Parliament’s buy in.  View Full Post
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How Will Federal Legal and Regulatory Changes Impact Connecticut Employers?

For the last six years, you haven’t seen much on this blog about changes to federal employment laws because, well, there just weren’t any.  What we DID see, however, were changes to regulations and enforcement orders. Nearly six months into the new Trump administration, we’re now starting to see significant shifts in the federal regulatory scheme too. View Full Post
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