Dec. 13, 2016

On-Boarding With The New I-9 Form

Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]

Dec. 2, 2016

Does Your Company Need to Comply with Securities Laws?

Is your company in the process of raising capital?  Do you have someone who wants to invest in your business?  Are considering selling stocks or issuing debt instruments? One of the things that entrepreneurs often find surprising is the restrictions that both the federal and state governments impose on their ability to raise capital. However, […]

Nov. 23, 2016

Employment Law Alert: Court Halts New Overtime Regulations

Yesterday, in a surprising and unusual decision, a federal court in Texas issued an order preventing the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime regulations it issued on May 18, 2016.  Those Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations were scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016, and would have […]

Aug. 10, 2016

OSHA Reformulates Reporting Requirements

OSHA’s new reporting regulations mean that all of the data reported will be available to anyone to view; employers need to mitigate privacy risks.

Jun. 23, 2016

Government Offers Additional Trade Secret Protection for Employers

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (“DTSA”) provides employers, for the first time, a federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets.

May. 18, 2016

New Overtime Rules: What Employers Need to Know

The United States Department of Labor has published new regulations defining who is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Apr. 11, 2016

Employment & Antitrust Law: The Underappreciated Impact

Antitrust laws apply to Purchasing, Manufacturing/Operations, R&D, Finance/Accounting Departments, and, yes, Human Resources activities.

Mar. 9, 2016

Employers Must Act More Quickly Than Ever To Thwart Unions

If recent statistics are indicative of a new trend resulting from last year’s changes by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in union election rules and timing, employers must respond more quickly and more effectively than ever to avoid unionization of their workforces.

Dec. 14, 2015

Companies That Use Staffing Agencies Must Be Careful to Avoid Joint Employer Liability

Companies that use temporary staffing agencies can and should take steps to mitigate the risk of joint employer liability.