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Wage and hour continues to focus on vulnerable and misclassified workers

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2012

On February 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its part of President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request to Congress

EEOC sues construction company for religious discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2010

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against T.A. Loving Company (a North Carolina based construction company) for denying a religious accommodation to several employees and then later firing them because of their religion

Potential personal liability possible because of outstanding loans from benefit fund

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) filed a lawsuit against the United Employee Benefit Fund (the “Fund”) and its two trustees for ERISA violations with respect to improper loans from the Fund

Hitachi America benefits manager sentenced to 57 months for fraud

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2009

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Dennis M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources at Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi”) was sentenced to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group Health and Welfare Plan (the “Plan) of more than $6 million

FMLA applies to non-traditional family arrangements

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, the US Department of Labor ("DOL") released Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-3 (the “Interpretation”) which is intended to clarify the definition of “son and daughter” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”

Connecticut requires paid sick leave for service workers

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2011

Starting what may be a trend, Connecticut becomes the first state to require paid sick leave

Misusing plan assets leads to personal liability

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it had obtained a consent order and judgment requiring the former president of AA Capital Partners Inc. to restore $50 million in losses to five Michigan pension funds as restitution for misuse of plan assets to the benefit of the investment firm and himself

Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants

No universal coverage under Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2009

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a health care reform bill, "America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009" (the "Act"

COBRA subsidy extended through March 31

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 15 2010

On March 2, 2010, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (the "Act") was signed into law