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Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • February 18 2015

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'

Employee handbooks must be updated to comply with Illinois andor California laws

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 3 2015

New Illinois and California laws require most companies to post new notices and draft new policies for their employee handbooks. The Illinois Human

FMLA: caring for an adult child

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible

Male same-sex harassment costs Dillard’s $110,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2009

On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Dillard’s, Inc. will pay $110,000 and provide significant remedial relief to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit involving its male employees

Cheesecake Factory pays $345,000 to settle male-on-male sexual harassment claim

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that the Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (the “Factory”), a national restaurant chain, agreed to pay $345,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by the EEOC

Failure to pay overtime poor record retention lawsuit

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2010

As the economy continues to struggle, many current and former non-exempt (hourly) employees are paying closer attention to their wages and wondering whether they have been paid correctly for all hours worked

IRS delays enforcement of nondiscrimination rules for insured health plans

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

On December 23, 2010, the IRS issued Notice 2011-1 (the "Notice") indicating that the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (collectively, the Departments) have determined that insured group health plans will not be required to comply with Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act until regulations or other additional administrative guidance has been provided

Additional guidance regarding reporting cost of group health insurance coverage

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2012

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-9 (the “Notice”), which restates and amends the interim guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance coverage on an employee’s Form W-2 in 2012

Company and its officers sued for unpaid wages

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor sued a New Hampshire painting and construction company and its president, vice-president and treasurer in their individual capacities to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages for 57 employees

There is no such thing as FMLA light duty

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
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  • March 6 2013

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a case where an employee filed suit contending