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April 18, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently held that obesity is not a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) unless it is caused by a physiological disorder or condition.

April 18, 2016

On March 14, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declined to enforce an ERISA plan’s statute of limitations because the plan administrator failed to disclose in its denial letter how much time the participant had to file suit. Please read our client alert for additional information.

April 14, 2016
April 13, 2016

Last week the U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against three affiliates of ValueAct Capital, a $16 billion private hedge fund, charging violations of the reporting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act (15 USC § 18a), and seeking over $19 mil. in statutory penalties. For what is believed to be only the second time in HSR enforcement proceeding history, ValueAct has indicated it intends to contest the reporting requirement allegations.

April 7, 2016
Yesterday, after months of intensive review and feedback from industry experts and other stakeholders, the Department of Labor finalized the controversial regulations defining the term “fiduciary” under ERISA and providing new rules regarding investment advice. Please read our client alert for more information.
April 6, 2016
March 28, 2016
As the debate regarding a “living wage” looms large over the 2016 political season, California is set to become the first state to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour. For additional information, please read our client alert.
March 28, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reminded the public this week that Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program (Phase 2) has begun. For additional information, please read our client alert.
March 7, 2016

On April 1, 2016 new regulations from California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council will become effective. These new regulations state that “[e]mployers have an affirmative duty to create a workplace environment that is free from employment practices prohibited by the Act,” and require changes in employment policies.

February 1, 2016

On the seventh anniversary of his signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama announced proposed new EEO-1 reporting requirements for federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers. 

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